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Okta Workforce Identity vs. One Identity Active Roles
March 2020
Find out what your peers are saying about Okta Workforce Identity vs. One Identity Active Roles and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
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Pros
"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.""The most valuable features of Okta Workforce Identity are SSO, MFA, and beneficial feature sets.""The support for YubiKey is really good because you don't actually have to type in your username and password.""The provisioning functionality has been the most valuable. This solution has good performance, fast integration and is very responsive.""I am able to authenticate my users on cloud and SaaS applications such as Workday through Okta workflows.""It's reliable and it does what it is advertised to do.""The MFA part is the best. MFA provided most of the security that we were looking at with respect to the second level of authentication. Okta Workforce Identity provides a number of options with respect to multifactor authentication, such as the app, phone call, and text. These options provide different ways of logging in for users, and they were a lot more than what we needed. This is certainly a very good feature of Okta Workforce Identity.""The most valuable features depend on a customer's needs. Our customers generally find multi-factor authentication very useful."

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"With the use of the sync service we were able to import information from multiple external systems and populate them within our space and leverage them for downstream systems.""Another good feature is the change history. It's centralized in a single place and allows us to manage people's Active Directory domains from a central location. We can also drill down into individual objects in a troubleshooting or even an auditing situation. We can show evidence to auditors by drilling down into the individual history. It gives you all the history of what happened around an individual object. That is something that would be almost impossible to do in Active Directory, or extremely complicated.""The biggest thing for us is Active Roles saves a lot of man-hours in keeping groups up-to-date manually or trying to write some sort of script that you have to run, so we don't have to reinvent the wheel. Instead of when every time somebody joins a department, then somebody has to remember to put in a request to add "meet user Joe" to this group, the solution does it automatically for us. Therefore, it saves our business and IT staff time because they do not have to process requests since Active Role can do it for them.""Because of Active Roles, we're able to synchronize on an even more regular basis. It enables us to provide even more information to the Active Directory, which helped us to group our users in a more consistent manner.""Instead of deleting accounts, we like the deprovision option so that we can reverse any accidental deletions. It also gives a higher level of quality control in terms of enforcing any number of variables, such as making sure that an account has a description entered before the account can be created. We can backtrack and know the history of it that way."

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Cons
"The pricing could be improved.""The solution should have greater on-premises availability, not just cloud and more package customization in its processing.""The solution can be quite expensive.""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.""The integration with third-party tools needs to be improved.""It's not compatible with on-premises installations, unless you host it as a SaaS. We were not able to do that. For example, imagine a scenario where the cloud is not available. Then, Okta will not work for you. That use case will readily fail because it doesn't have an on-premises installation that you can use to authenticate or provide identity and access management. If you have a purely on-premises solution that is not connected to the internet, then this will not work. This is one area that can be improved.""Application updates are lacking. Customer support needs to be improved.""We experienced some technical glitches that need to be resolved."

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"In terms of improvement, it could be made even more user-friendly for administrators when they need to create new workflows and rule sets.""When doing a workflow, we would like a bit better feedback on the screen, as we're trying to get it to work. For example, there is a "Find" function that you need set up in a workflow to do some of the automation. It is not the easiest to get a result from those finds when you're trying to do that. In the MMC, they have a couple different types of workflows. In this particular case, we use their workflow functionality to find all of X within the environment, then if you find it, do X, Y, and Z. You can have multiple steps. When you do that search function within that workflow, it's really hard to find out, "Is my search working?" It would be nice if there was some feedback on the screen so you could see if your search is working properly within the workflow.""There are some features that we think should be included in their next release. We think these things would take them to the next level: the ability to completely force or limit any dynamic group processing to specific servers, change-tracking reporting of virtual attributes, and the ability to use files as inputs to automation workloads. These things have also been talked about. Knowing them, they're probably working on them.""The third area for improvement, which is the weakest portion of ARS, is the workflow engine, which was introduced a few years ago. It's slow and not very intuitive to use, so I would like to see improvement there.""I've had a difficult time getting it to cooperate with Azure in the cloud and, while the support staff are very good and very knowledgeable, what they assist with just on a call doesn't go deep enough to help with a number of issues. The answer that comes back is that we'd have to start an engagement with Professional Services, which is fine but that takes time to schedule and it takes budget."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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 initial setup of Okta Workforce Identity is straightforward. I was able to get an environment ready within half a day.
    Top Answer:Okta Workforce Identity scales up by the user, and then by the service that you're purchasing. The solution is not the cheapest but not the most expensive. They are in the middle rating. I rate the… more »
    Top Answer:Okta Workforce Identity could improve provisioning it can be made simpler. They are implementing in one of the newer releases certification, attestation, and some role-mining abilities, but I don't… more »
    Top Answer:Instead of deleting accounts, we like the deprovision option so that we can reverse any accidental deletions. It also gives a higher level of quality control in terms of enforcing any number of… more »
    Top Answer:Active Roles is above average on pricing compared to similar solutions. There are no additional costs to the standard licensing fees.
    Top Answer:We would like to see * extension of change-tracking auditing capabilities, especially in relationship to the virtual attributes * more flexibility with group families * integration with cloud database… more »
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    Overview

    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.

    One Identity Active Roles is a highly regarded solution for Active Directory (AD) security and account management. One Identity Active Roles will enhance group, account, and directory management while eradicating the need for manual processes. The end result is a significant increase in the overall speed, efficiency, and security of the organization.

    Using One Identity Active Roles, users can:

    • Easily increase and strengthen native attributes of Active Directory (AD) and Azure AD.

    • Quickly unify and automate group and account management while protecting and securing critical administrative access.

    • Free up valuable resources to concentrate on other IT tasks, fully confident that your user permissions, critical data, and privileged access are safe and secure.

    Managing accounts in AD and Azure AD can be tremendously challenging; continually keeping these important systems safe and secure presents an even greater challenge. Traditional tools can be inefficient, error-prone, and very disjointed. In today’s robust marketplace, organizations are finding it somewhat difficult to keep pace with the constant access changes in a hybrid AD ecosystem. Additionally, there are significant security issues to consider (government compliance, employee status/access changes, and other confidential business requirements). And, of course, there is a requirement to properly manage Active Directory and Azure Active Directory access in addition to managing all the other numerous SaaS and non-Windows applications that organizations use today.

    Users can easily automate all of these tedious, mundane administrative tasks, keeping their systems safe and error-free. Active Roles ensures users can perform their job responsibilities more effectively, more efficiently, and with minimal manual intervention. Active Roles was created with a flexible design, so organizations can easily scale to meet your organizational needs, today, tomorrow, and in the foreseeable future.

    Reviews from Real Users

    A PeerSpot user who is a Network Analyst at a government tells us, “It has eliminated admin tasks that were bogging down our IT department. Before we started using Active Roles, if one of our frontline staff members deleted a user or group, it could take several hours to try to reverse that mistake. Whereas now, the most our frontline staff can do is a deprovision, which just disables everything in the background, but it's still there. We can go in and have it back the way it was two minutes later. Instead of it taking two hours, it only takes two minutes.

    Becky P., Sr Business Analyst at George Washington University, shares, “In addition, with the use of workflows and the scheduled tasks, we were able to automate and centrally manage a number of the processes as well as utilize them to work around other product limitations. Those include, but are not limited to syncing larger groups, which have 50,000 plus members, to Azure AD. We sync up to Azure AD using ARS. If we had not already had ARS in place, it would have been impossible for us to have done so in the time period we did it in. We did it in under six months. ARS probably saves us at least two weeks out of every month. It's reduced our workload by 50 percent, easily.”

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    Box, Groupon, National Geographic, Western Union, DocuSign
    City of Frankfurt, Moore Public Schools, George Washington University, Transavia Airlines, Howard County, MD. See all stories at OneIdentity.com/casestudies
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    Buyer's Guide
    Okta Workforce Identity vs. One Identity Active Roles
    March 2020
    Find out what your peers are saying about Okta Workforce Identity vs. One Identity Active Roles and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
    620,600 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Okta Workforce Identity is ranked 2nd in Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) (IAMaaS) with 25 reviews while One Identity Active Roles is ranked 4th in User Provisioning Software with 5 reviews. Okta Workforce Identity is rated 8.6, while One Identity Active Roles is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Okta Workforce Identity writes "Stable and reliable solution but the application updates are lacking". On the other hand, the top reviewer of One Identity Active Roles writes "ARS has been instrumental in ensuring accounts get cleaned up when they get deprovisioned". Okta Workforce Identity is most compared with Google Cloud Identity, Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), SailPoint IdentityIQ, Auth0 and Duo Security, whereas One Identity Active Roles is most compared with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), One Identity Manager, SailPoint IdentityIQ, ManageEngine ADManager Plus and Softerra Adaxes. See our Okta Workforce Identity vs. One Identity Active Roles report.

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