Auth0 vs Okta Workforce Identity comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive SummaryUpdated on Mar 6, 2024
 

Categories and Ranking

Auth0
Ranking in Single Sign-On (SSO)
5th
Ranking in Access Management
2nd
Average Rating
8.2
Number of Reviews
14
Ranking in other categories
Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) (1st)
Okta Workforce Identity
Ranking in Single Sign-On (SSO)
4th
Ranking in Access Management
4th
Average Rating
8.4
Number of Reviews
61
Ranking in other categories
Authentication Systems (6th), Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) (IAMaaS) (2nd), ZTNA as a Service (6th)
 

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Single Sign-On (SSO) category, the mindshare of Auth0 is 16.9%, down from 22.3% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Okta Workforce Identity is 27.0%, up from 12.8% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Unique Categories:
Access Management
12.7%
Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM)
30.0%
Authentication Systems
1.0%
Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) (IAMaaS)
21.5%
 

Featured Reviews

SR
Jul 12, 2020
Easy and flexible integration regardless of the codebase
We were evaluating Auth0 as centralized authentication solution for our in-house development. We are searching for the best solution to take care of this because our product development is ongoing, and we want to find just the right fit. Ultimately, we did not choose Auth0 The most valuable…
JR
Apr 9, 2024
Provides an additional layer of protection and improves IT operations
We use the solution for authentication purposes to access our applications The solution has improved our employee onboarding process. The tool has two layers. If something is compromised, there is another layer of protection for our enterprise application. Single sign-on is a valuable feature.…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"The most valuable feature is interface application integration, but we haven't fully used it yet. We'll need it in the future for a few potential clients."
"I simply use the JWT from the client on the server side to process requests and push updated profile data to a database/queue as needed and end the process without having to persist data in the web server (sessions)."
"It's a very powerful platform. It has the ability to do the usual stuff, according to modern protocols, like OIDC and OAuth 2. But the real benefit of using the platform comes from its flexibility to enhance it with rules and, now, with what they call authentication pipelines. That is the most significant feature, as it allows you to customize everything regarding the authentication and authorization process."
"It supports identity federation, FSO and multi-tenancy."
"The most valuable feature of the product is scalability."
"The valuable features are that it is extremely secure and that it's developer-friendly."
"It has a lot of customization and out-of-the-box features."
"It is very scalable because it provides a new environment for companies based on their number of users and other factors. The tool can take a lot of users."
"We face no challenges in integrating the product with our legacy systems."
"They have good push authentications."
"Its integration components are most valuable. It integrates with everything in some way. There are some products, such as O365 or AD, with which it completely and 100% integrates. So, you can seamlessly create accounts across the board with some of these products. For some of the products with which it doesn't completely integrate, you can do some kind of interfacing."
"Okta integrates well with other solutions. Once you have integrated an application into Okta and onboarded a user, they will be onboarded for just-in-time provisioning."
"One of the features that I have found to be very valuable is its interoperability and compatibility with all types of resources, whether it's networking, infrastructure, or applications. That is, it is compatible as well as interoperable, as far as the federated authentication is concerned."
"One of the most beneficial features of the solution is the user provisioning and the de-provisioning feature."
"It made things a lot easier, especially with passwords."
"It offers very helpful support. The technical team is very helpful."
 

Cons

"The tool's price should be improved."
"The price modelling is a bit confusing on the site and can be costly."
"In the past, there was an issue with the multi-tenant where there wasn't the ability to manage them."
"The product could use a more flexible administration structure"
"The Management API could be improved so it's easier to get user information."
"When they introduced the Organizations feature they did support different login screens per organization. However, they introduced a dependency between this feature and another called the New Universal Login Experience. The New Experience is a more lightweight login screen, but it is much less customizable. For example, today, we are able to fully customize our login screen and even control the background image according to the time of day. We have code to do that. But we are not able to write code anymore in the New Experience."
"The product support for multi-tenancy could be improved."
"There is a possibility to improve the machine-to-machine authentication flow. This part of Auth0 is not really well documented, and we could really gain some additional knowledge on that."
"The high cost of the product is an area of concern where improvements are required."
"The only area of concern in the solution stems from the fact that my company needs some help regarding the setup phase from a partner."
"Okta doesn't have a partial push. It pushes down the full profile schema for lifecycle management or provisioning."
"We've not had any problems with Okta."
"On the admin side, we can create our own passwords instead of generating one, which is usually difficult to explain to a user."
"They also have single sign-on (SSO). When we bought Okta Workforce Identity a year and a half ago, I was also looking at SSO, but not much documentation was available for SSO. The documentation for SSO should be a little more robust for somebody who is implementing it for the first time."
"The product is expensive compared to other tools."
"We had some implementation issues."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"There are different price levels: B2B, B2C, and enterprise. The basic plan is about $1,500 per month."
"Pricing of Auth0 is a pain point. Their pricing model is very confusing, at least for an enterprise. I don't like their pricing model. I think it's too aggressive. It's not very cheap for a service that only does authentication."
"I am pretty happy with the pricing model of Auth0. It is very clear for me. Considering our scale, the features that we are using, and additional features that we bought, we still find it great. If you split the costs for the whole year and calculate the number of people you needed to hire, it always comes out to be much lesser than what we would have spent on building our own solution."
"The tool is cheaper compared to competing solutions. Those alternatives tended to be more expensive. Consequently, Okta purchased it because it was considerably cheaper. The solution even offered some free services while still providing excellent functionality."
"It is a relatively inexpensive product in the industry."
"The solution is not the cheapest but not the most expensive. They are in the middle rating."
"The product is expensive compared to other vendors."
"The product has a user-based license model."
"This is an expensive solution but the security makes it worthwhile."
"The pricing is reasonable."
"This solution is costly. Pricing is decent if you have less users, but it significantly goes up the more users you have, with its cost not justified."
"It could be a bit too pricey for small companies. Okta Workforce Identity can add a lot of benefits, but smaller companies may not have a lot of applications that need to be managed by Okta Workforce Identity. In larger organizations, there are more departments, applications, and users to manage. Okta Workforce Identity adds a bit more value to those bigger organizations. In addition to standard licensing fees, there are also additional costs for things"
"I believe it competes well. The pricing is pretty competitive. I know that Microsoft also provides something similar with its MFA and identity services."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Computer Software Company
18%
Financial Services Firm
11%
Comms Service Provider
7%
Manufacturing Company
7%
Computer Software Company
17%
Financial Services Firm
11%
Manufacturing Company
7%
Government
7%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Auth0?
It is very scalable because it provides a new environment for companies based on their number of users and other factors. The tool can take a lot of users.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Auth0?
The tool is cheaper compared to competing solutions. Those alternatives tended to be more expensive. Consequently, Okta purchased it because it was considerably cheaper. The solution even offered s...
What needs improvement with Auth0?
There are indeed areas where the product could improve. For instance, Okta offers various application configurations, enabling access management, which the tool could consider implementing. Additio...
What do you like most about Okta Workforce Identity?
Okta has introduced the Universal Directory. It has custom attribute capability and user permissions to read/write on their profiles or hide them. Profile sources and identity profile sourcing are ...
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Okta Workforce Identity?
The pricing itself is a bit more expensive than the other products in the market so far. Since I know the product is in full demand. But, again, the price texture, features, and everything suits we...
What needs improvement with Okta Workforce Identity?
Okta has a limitation with directory integrations. If you have multiple Active Directory integrations, the user distinguished name (DN) and the manager DN don't get imported properly into the Okta ...
 

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Sample Customers

1. Airbnb 2. Accenture 3. Adidas 4. Atlassian 5. Audi 6. Baidu 7. BlackRock 8. Cisco 9. CocaCola 10. Dell 11. eBay 12. FedEx 13. Fiat Chrysler 14. Ford 15. Google 16. Groupon 17. Hewlett Packard Enterprise 18. IBM 19. Intel 20. LinkedIn 21. Mastercard 22. Mercedes Benz23. Microsoft 24. Nike 25. Oracle 26. PayPal 27. Pinterest 28. Qualcomm 29. SAP 30. Spotify 31. Tesla 32. Toyota
FedEx, Zoom, Takeda, Lululemon Athletica, GrunHub, jetBlue, McKensson, Bain & Company, Engie, Peloton, Sonos, T-Mobile, Hewlett Packard, MGM Resorts, Ally Financial, Priceline, Albertsons, Itercom, Classy, FICO, Kensho, Live Nation, Drata, Rotary, and others.
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