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"Azure Active Directory is a very simple utility to use, it has very good visibility and transparency, and an easy-to-use panel.""The interface is well laid out and it is easy to navigate.""The user functionality enables us to provide different levels of access, across many applications, for each user. We can customize the access level and set a security level in connection with that access. For instance, we can require MFA. That is a feature that helps enhance our security posture a lot.""It's not intuitive and we use it mainly for our Office 365 files. The integration between the two is interesting. However, the learning curve is high.""The most valuable features of this solution are security, the conditional access feature, and multifactor authentication.""The scalability is quite good.""If a company has hundreds of users that already exist in the cloud, and it now wants to enable those same users to be present in third-party applications that their business uses, like Atlassian or GoToMeeting, the provisioning technology can assist in achieving that.""The technical support is pretty good."

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"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.""The solution's overall flexibility and customizability were the chief factors for selecting it in the beginning. They still remain among the best reasons to use Auth0. The flexibility that you get, and what it's allowed us to do on top of it in terms of code, is key.""The most valuable feature is that it is simple to integrate, irrespective of your codebase.""The most important thing for me is compliance. Everything that they have developed in Auth0 is already certified by many regulators such as ISO. So, we do not need to take care of that. We have the shared responsibility model to share assets with other products we are using in the cloud.""The valuable features are that it is extremely secure and that it's developer-friendly."

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"Its simplicity and its integration with various vendor-agnostic platforms are the most valuable features.""The solution so far has been very stable.""The most valuable features are ease of operation and visibility.""The ease of deployment, ease of use, and speed of delivery is what I like about Okta Workforce Identity. It is very easy to use. For a lot of software, you need to be trained extensively and have a very technical background. Okta Workforce Identity is quite simple. You can integrate any software into Okta. They've got a network of 7,000 applications that easily integrate into it.""It's reliable and it does what it is advertised to do.""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.""We find the solution to be reliable for our customers and it is nice that it is cloud-based and can be accessed from anywhere.""It is dependent on the evolution of your user base. It depends on usage per user, so the more sign-ins there are, the more expensive it becomes, so it works best for smaller companies from a financial perspective."

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Cons
"Azure AD provides two types of features. One is Azure AD Excel and is already B2C. Out of both versions, Azure B2C requires some improvement, in terms of user management and role management, et cetera.""One thing that bothers me about Azure AD is that I can't specify login hours. I have to use an on-premises instance of Active Directory if I want to specify the hours during which a user can log in. For example, if I want to restrict login to only be possible during working hours, to prevent overtime payments or to prevent lawsuits, I can't do this using only Azure AD.""It would be awesome to have a feature where you can see the permissions of a user in all their Azure subscriptions. Right now, you have to select a user, then you have to select the subscription to see which permissions the user has in their selected subscriptions. Sometimes, you just want to know, "Does that user have any permissions in any subscriptions?" That would be awesome if that would be available via the portal.""From time to time it takes a little bit of time to replicate, with some of the applications—something like five to 10 minutes. I know that the design is not supposed to enable real-time replication with some of the applications. But, as an administrator, I would like to run a specific change or modification in Azure Active Directory and see it replicated almost immediately.""The downside is that we now have all our eggs in one basket with Microsoft. We have this great authentication and single sign-on, but if Microsoft has an outage in North America or globally, on Outlook or Teams, we're dead in the water... We get some type of hiccup once a quarter.""Microsoft is working with Microsoft Identity Manager for Active Directory on-premise. It will be very important to have these identity management solutions directly in Azure Active Directory. It's very important to have some kind of Azure identity manager as a technology for identity and access management for working both in the cloud and inside the Azure suite.""We would like to have more granularity in the Azure conditional access in order to be able to manage more groups for devices and for applications.""Active Directory could always be more secure. Right now, we've got two-factor authentications. All services based on Active Directory have a username and password. If somebody hacked our username, they could easily get all the data from our side. So I want two-factor authentication and a stronger password policy from Active Directory. The domain controllers should be more secure as well."

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"In the past, there was an issue with the multi-tenant where there wasn't the ability to manage them.""One conversation that we have had with Auth0 has been around uptime. They have one particular region, US West, which is the one that we're in, and over the last year that one has tended to have some problems. This last year has been an outlier in our experience, but there have been some stability issues there.""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.""This is a costly solution and the price of it should be reduced.""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."

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"The guest user access could be improved.""The solution can be quite expensive.""Application updates are lacking. Customer support needs to be improved.""Therefore, if you have 10 million users, that's almost 100 million, so it is costly.""The lifecycle management part can be improved. It should also have identity governance and the ability to choose a specific factor authentication at the application level. Its licensing and pricing can also be improved.""There are some issues with the interface that can be improved.""The solution should have greater on-premises availability, not just cloud and more package customization in its processing.""The pricing could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Licensing fees are paid on a monthly basis and the cost depends on the number of users."
  • "This product is sold as part of the enterprise package and our licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis."
  • "MFA and P2 licenses for two Azures for fully-enabled scenarios and features cost a lot of money. This is where Okta is trying to get the prices down."
  • "We are a non-profit organization, so we get good prices from Microsoft for their products. It is working well, but it could be cheaper. For the type of organization we are, it would be good if they could give a little bit more and be more generous like Google, which has completely free services. Microsoft has free versions or web services called Office 365 E1, which is free for use, but we want to have it with more qualified clients."
  • "We pay about $35 per user."
  • "I think we're on the E3 — I think it was about 35 dollars per user."
  • "We got a good deal. If you get rid of all the products providing features that Azure Suite can provide, then it makes sense cost-wise."
  • "Microsoft has a free version of Azure AD. So, if you don't do a lot of advanced features, then you can use the free version, which is no cost at all because it is underpinning Office 365. Because Microsoft gives it to you as a SaaS, so there are no infrastructure costs whatsoever that you need to incur. If you use the free version, then it is free. If you use the advanced features (that we use), it is a license fee per user."
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  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "We believe the pricing has been reasonable and they've always been willing to work with us to make sure that we have gotten what we needed."
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  • "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"
  • "License is around US$20,000 annually."
  • "I believe it competes well. The pricing is pretty competitive. I know that Microsoft also provides something similar with its MFA and identity services."
  • "It is costly for large companies."
  • "The price of this product could be lower."
  • "It has a yearly subscription. As compared to its competitors, it is quite expensive. It also has a complex licensing model."
  • "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."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    The single sign-on across multiple platforms is really the true advantage here. That gives you one ID and password for… more »
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    Costs are constantly being managed. We don't really have a choice. It's the one shop in town. If you want this, you have… more »
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    The downside is that we now have all our eggs in one basket with Microsoft. We have this great authentication and single… more »
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    It's a very powerful platform. It has the ability to do the usual stuff, according to modern protocols, like OIDC and… more »
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    Pricing of Auth0 is a pain point. Their pricing model is very confusing, at least for an enterprise. I don't like their… more »
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    When they introduced the Organizations feature they did support different login screens per organization. However, they… more »
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    We pay for the solution on a yearly basis. We recognize it as quite expensive. We were using a standard license during… more »
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    It's my personal opinion, but it was a classic UI and now the UI is different. I was used to the old UI and when I moved… more »
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    Overview

    The Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) enterprise identity service provides single sign-on and multi-factor authentication to help protect your users from 99.9 percent of cybersecurity attacks. With Azure Active Directory, you get:

    - Single sign-on enabling access to your apps from anywhere

    - Conditional Access and multi-factor authentication to help protect and govern access

    - A single identity platform to engage with internal and external users more securely

    - Developer tools to easily integrate identity into your apps and services 

    To learn more about our solution, ask questions, and share feedback, join our Microsoft Security, Compliance and Identity Community.

    Auth0 is an easily adaptable authentication and authorization platform.You can easily and quickly connect your apps, choose identity providers, add users, set up rules, customize your login page and access analytics from your Auth0 dashboard. It really is identity made simple for developers.

    Auth0’s identity and management platform provides:

    • Greater control
    • Superior security
    • Ease of use

    With Auth0 You Can:

    • Optimize for user experience, privacy, and security
    • Use social login integrations
    • Lower user friction
    • Incorporate rich user profiling
    • Facilitate more transactions.
    • Incorporate multi-factor authentication, custom extensions, and step-up authentication for high-risk/high-value transactions
    • Allow for anonymous initial use prior to registration
    • Delegate access for B2B2C SaaS services
    • Have access to an organizational portal, access controls, and multiple extensions
    • Federate with industry partner IAM systems
    • Establish layered policy and access controls

    Auth0 Features:

    • Universal login: Auth0 makes it possible for you to authenticate users across all of your applications using your own custom, secure, and standards-based unified login.
    • Single sign on: Auth0’s SSO feature allows users to log in once and use all applications they have been granted access to, regardless of whether or not it is through enterprise federation, social login, or username and password authentication.
    • Multi factor authentication (MFA): This feature gives you the ability to restrict access to sensitive resources. When moving into more restricted areas of applications, Auth0’s MFA allows you to require users to authenticate with a stronger authentication mechanism.
    • Actions: There are serverless developer tools to easily extend and customize Auth0. Auth0’s Actions is an extensibility platform that is designed to provide developers with more tools, and thus a better experience. Code is stored and runs on infrastructure owned and maintained by Auth0.
    • Machine to machine: The Auth0 platform simplifies communication between APIs and trusted services. WIth Auth0, you can enable secure access to your API from other internal or external non-interactive third party-apps with minimal configuration.
    • Passwordless: Auth0’s passwordless feature makes the authentication experience easy, and users don’t have to worry about reusing passwords across multiple sites, leaving your organization and your users more protected.

    Auth0 Benefits:

    • Security: Auth0 security allows the application to grant access rights to the user's resources on another service. Additionally, you can also give a limited set of access rights (instead of a full one) at will.
    • UI options: Auth0 provides the ability to use both built-in and custom UI. When developing your own iOS or Android application, you can choose either a native or browser-based login flow.
    • Auth0 Analytics: Auth0 makes it easy to track users in an application or on a website. With Auth0 Analytics, you can capture and measure specific events like the number of new and existing users, the number of users registered in each application, in-app login activity in the past year, the number of new registrations during the current day, and much more. Auth0 Analytics provides this data via visual graphs and offers the feature to filter reports to gain more accurate information.
    • Detailed documentation: Another benefit of Auth0 is that it includes detailed documentation and clear code examples in popular programming languages.
    • Built-in libraries: Auth0 offers several libraries with a large number of technologies.
    • Wide range of settings: With Auth0 you have the ability to choose from a variety of settings, and also have access to quality API.

    Reviews from Real Users:

    And Engineer Lead for SaaS Technology & Customer Success at a media company says, "The solution's overall flexibility and customizability were the chief factors for selecting it in the beginning. They still remain among the best reasons to use Auth0. The flexibility that you get, and what it's allowed us to do on top of it in terms of code, is key.”

    "It's a very powerful platform,” says Shlomi C., a System Architect at Skai. “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.”

    Jakub W., Principal Architect at a computer software company, says "The most important thing for me is compliance. Everything that they have developed in Auth0 is already certified by many regulators such as ISO. So, we do not need to take care of that. We have the shared responsibility model to share assets with other products we are using in the cloud.”

    For Siddhit R., Linux Platform Engineer at a tech services company, "The most valuable feature is that it is simple to integrate, irrespective of your codebase.”

    Okta is an enterprise grade identity management service, built from the ground up in the cloud and delivered with an unwavering focus on customer success. With Okta, IT can manage access across any application, person or device. Whether the people are employees, partners or customers or the applications are in the cloud, on-premises or on a mobile device, Okta helps IT become more secure, make people more productive, and maintain compliance. Okta is an on-demand identity and access management service for web based applications, both in the cloud and behind the firewall.

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    Auth0 is ranked 3rd in Access Management with 5 reviews while Okta Workforce Identity is ranked 2nd in Access Management with 18 reviews. Auth0 is rated 8.4, while Okta Workforce Identity is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Auth0 writes "Extremely flexible, integrating with other identity providers and enabling social sign-on without having to custom code each one". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Okta Workforce Identity writes "Stable and reliable solution but the application updates are lacking". Auth0 is most compared with Amazon Cognito, OneLogin Workforce Identity, Cloudflare Access, Red Hat Single Sign On and ForgeRock, whereas Okta Workforce Identity is most compared with Google Cloud Identity, SailPoint IdentityIQ, Duo Security, Zscaler Private Access and OneLogin Workforce Identity. See our Auth0 vs. Okta Workforce Identity report.

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