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Oktane 2020. Okta’s virtual annual conference

Not one I’d originally been able to attend, but a bonus side-effect of the coronavirus isolation is that events such as these, are forced to cater for remote attendees, which is exactly what I am! Okta if you’re not aware, is the leader in Identity-as-a-service, so to you and me (techies, not sales folk) is that it is a service giving you SAML, OAUTH, etc (single sign on) to web apps, as well as a centralised directory that can be a huge differentiator in this new cloud-centric world. I’m keen to see what the new major announcements are, that I can utilise within Stagecoach (my employer) to improve the user experience or security.

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Identity-as-a-Service: More than just a security tool?

As-a-service, probably the second most commonly used term in enterprise IT nowadays, beyond the ever popular ‘Cloud’ buzzword. We’ve all heard of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) amongst others, but Identity-as-a-Service is a word that is mused around my office more often than not. This is certainly a growing space, with familar names such as Microsoft, IBM & Oracle, but these companies are not the ones gaining traction, OneLogin, Auth0 and the market leader; Okta (Gartner, Aug 2019 & Forrester Q2 2019). Up until recently, I’ve only heard of it being mentioned as a security product, but can it do more

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