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We performed a comparison between Okta Workforce Identity and VMware Identity Manager based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) (IAMaaS) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Okta Workforce Identity vs. VMware Identity Manager report (Updated: September 2022).
634,590 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"This solution has a lot of capabilities and features.""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.""It's reliable and it does what it is advertised to do.""The solution so far has been very stable.""The initial setup of Okta Workforce Identity is straightforward. I was able to get an environment ready within half a day.""The product requires very little maintenance.""The most valuable features of Okta Workforce Identity are MFA, and SSO, which have high security.""The most valuable feature in Okta Workforce Identity is the single sign-on, universal directory, and lifecycle management."

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"One of the features that I enjoyed most was the integration with Azure AD because I could use VMware Identity Manager to standardize the User Principal Name coming from Active Directory. You have Azure AD Connect to do that. In between, if you have vIDM handling it, you can easily get the synchronization of users into your VM and standardize the User Principal Name. If you require quality assurance for handling it, you can actually count on the vIDM to do so. That was one of the main things I enjoyed about the product.""Zero Trust implementation is a great feature.""Its value is when you use it with a Workspace ONE UEM solution as it is part of the ecosystem for VMware Workspace ONE."

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Cons
"Okta Workforce Identity could improve provisioning it can be made simpler.""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.""Okta Workforce Identity can improve by having more features in governance.""Okta Workforce Identity could improve the way passwords are reset and how it interfaces with Microsoft.""The integration with third-party tools needs to be improved.""There are some issues with the interface that can be improved.""We've not had any problems with Okta.""It can have more API integrations."

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"The mobile SSO doesn't work as well on Android.""vIDM could be improved with the multi-tenant capabilities that VMware tends to offer—features like customization branding and the integration of the app catalog based on the branding. Since the integration has been at top-level OGs, you were not able to then do rebranding if you were required to use specific user groups to highlight specific applications. At the time, I was personally opening feature requests for these things. I haven't worked with the latest release, so I don't know if these features were already deployed or not.""The license could be better."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "This is an expensive solution but the security makes it worthwhile."
  • "The price of Okta Workforce Identity is competitively priced. We pay annually for the use of the solution."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:What I found most valuable in Okta Workforce Identity is that it worked together with VMware Workspace One, so there was this device check at the same time. My company used the trusted device method… more »
    Top Answer:The pricing for Okta Workforce Identity could still be improved or made cheaper. It costs from 50 to 100 euros a year per user. Okta Workforce Identity has different packages you can choose from, and… more »
    Top Answer:A room for improvement in Okta Workforce Identity is its price. It could be cheaper. The biggest benefit of the solution is that everything works securely without extra steps, so you're saving on your… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is the User Experience Designer, which has been very helpful for our project.
    Top Answer:I would like to have better support for multi-cloud sessions. The cost of this solution should be lower.
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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.

    VMware Identity Manager is an Identity as a Service (IDaaS) offering, providing application provisioning, self-service catalog, conditional access controls and Single Sign-On (SSO) for SaaS, web, cloud and native mobile applications. It simplifies business mobility with one touch from any device, empowers employees with a self-service app store, optimizes user experience & security with AirWatch and was designed for the mobile cloud world for AirWatch enrolled devices providing a seamless consumer-grade user experience.
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    Sample Customers
    Box, Groupon, National Geographic, Western Union, DocuSign
    Seventy Seven Energy, The Hut Group, SAIC
    Top Industries
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    Manufacturing Company25%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Healthcare Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Government7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Company Size
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    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise43%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise62%
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    Small Business75%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Buyer's Guide
    Okta Workforce Identity vs. VMware Identity Manager
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Okta Workforce Identity vs. VMware Identity Manager and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    634,590 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Okta Workforce Identity is ranked 2nd in Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) (IAMaaS) with 24 reviews while VMware Identity Manager is ranked 10th in Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) (IAMaaS) with 3 reviews. Okta Workforce Identity is rated 8.6, while VMware Identity Manager is rated 9.0. 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 VMware Identity Manager writes "Great integration and end user experience ". Okta Workforce Identity is most compared with Google Cloud Identity, Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), SailPoint IdentityIQ, Auth0 and Duo Security, whereas VMware Identity Manager is most compared with CyberArk Privileged Access Manager, Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), Fortinet FortiAuthenticator and JumpCloud. See our Okta Workforce Identity vs. VMware Identity Manager report.

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