Okta Launches New Native Identity Integration with Amazon Web Services to Improve Security, Simplify User Experience, and Expand Automation Capabilities for Large, Complex Organizations
New capability greatly enhances single sign-on and provisioning from the Okta Identity Cloud to AWS
Okta, the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise, announced a new native integration with Amazon Web Services Single Sign-On (AWS SSO), providing Okta customers with improved security, user experience, and provisioning capabilities. Available immediately through the Okta Integration Network, the new capability enables Okta customers to provision identities to AWS SSO for authorization management, delivering automatic synchronization of user identities and groups to eliminate considerable complexity.
“Pushing our integration further and more tightly aligning our platforms provides tremendous value for our customers. It enables them to solve complex access scenarios to some of their most valuable data and resources on AWS’s platform through a single identity and access approach while still providing flexibility.”
Okta’s most recent Businesses @ Work report revealed that the AWS Management Console is in the top 3 most popular applications within the Okta Integration Network. For large organizations, the synchronization between their identity provider and their IaaS platform has become increasingly complex, with provisioning and authorization requirements that span both platforms. By delivering new functionality and capabilities that take advantage of AWS SSO and Okta Identity Cloud features, customers of the leading independent identity platform are able to securely accomplish more on the leading IaaS platform. Expanding the integration power of the Okta Identity Cloud to more deeply manage access and streamline provisioning within AWS has become even more important in light of diverse working environments, where efficient and secure access is required across an expanding ecosystem of users, groups, and endpoints.
“Okta and Amazon Web Services have both been strong beneficiaries and leaders in the move to the cloud, enabling organizations to build and access expansive digital technology ecosystems,” said Diya Jolly, Chief Product Officer, Okta. “Pushing our integration further and more tightly aligning our platforms provides tremendous value for our customers. It enables them to solve complex access scenarios to some of their most valuable data and resources on AWS’s platform through a single identity and access approach while still providing flexibility.”
“We regularly talk with AWS customers who also use Okta as their identity provider. While some have already configured Okta to enable single sign-on access to their AWS accounts, the administration could become complex as the number of AWS accounts to their organization grew,” said Jim Scharf, Vice President of AWS Identity, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “We’ve worked closely with Okta on this release to give our mutual customers a solution that is easy to setup and manage centrally, uses open identity standards, and provides users single-click access to all their assigned AWS accounts and resources.”