Active Roles can be integrated with Okta to complement and extend identity and access management. For more information about Okta, see https://www.okta.com/.
Okta is a cloud-based identity service offering identity, authentication, and access control functions as a service. To support functions such as Single Sign-on (SSO) and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), Active Roles integrates with the Okta identity management service through Federated Authentication. This enables you to leverage an additional out-of-band factor (typically through the user’s registered smartphone) when authenticating the user. The additional factor is processed in-line with the connection, so users do not have to switch to an external application to process the additional factor. This results in a seamless and efficient user experience that is readily accepted by the users. Okta supports a broad range of authentication methods, including software, hardware, and mobile-based solutions.
By enabling this integration with Okta, Active Roles can use your users' Okta accounts to authenticate them when accessing the Active Roles Web Interface. To enable this functionality with Active Roles, you need to configure it using the Federated Authentication login method in the Active Roles Configuration Center. The MFA functionality is an additional configuration that you need to perform in the Okta Admin Console.