Getting Started with Okta

Okta provides cloud software that helps companies manage and secure user authentication into applications, and for developers to build identity controls into applications, website web services and devices (see wiki). See this great introductory video too. The purpose of this article is to detail my experience in getting started with the Okta (Identity Engine or … Continue reading Getting Started with Okta

Choosing Specific Factors in OIE with the API

Okta Identity Engine provides increased flexibility for Authentication with Application Level Policies and easy to configure passwordless sign-in experiences. These are covered extensively in our deployment guides: Authentication policies deployment guide and Passwordless authentication deployment guide. It also provides a simplified administrator experience by moving from Factor sequencing to Assurance Models. This new experience is simple … Continue reading Choosing Specific Factors in OIE with the API

Okta Custom Domain Configuration with Let’s Encrypt Certificates

This guide will walk through the process of changing your Okta URL to a custom domain. In this guide, I’ll be using my domain hogwartsadmin.com, which has been purchased through GoDaddy, Let’s Encrypt (TLS Certificate) and Google’s Dig for (DNS Lookup). Step 1: Decide on and enter custom domain name in your Okta Tenant Once … Continue reading Okta Custom Domain Configuration with Let’s Encrypt Certificates

Manage user devices authorised to access applications

Fine grained Device level authorisation was not really possible before devices became a first class citizen in the Okta Identity Engine. User Devices (with Okta FastPass installed) could always be Suspended or Deactivated in OIE (Directory → Devices), but this would prevent the user from using their device to access any applications in Okta. Suspend … Continue reading Manage user devices authorised to access applications

VMware Horizon Passwordless experience powered by Okta

-This Article is written for Lab demonstration purpose and some of the practice are not all recommended for production- As part of a customer requirement project, I was asked to proof/demo how Okta can help performing passworless experience in order to let their End Users to seemlessly access their Virtual apps and desktops from anywhere. … Continue reading VMware Horizon Passwordless experience powered by Okta