Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Enhancing your Zero Trust Architecture with Okta Identity Cloud and Workspace ONE

I feel like it shows the quality and strength of a vendor's solution when we can confidently stand behind what we do and are also aware enough to partner with others to provide better experiences for our joint customers. One of the best examples of this is Okta and VMware coming together to jointly work on and promote a unique partnership where we can leverage the best of both vendor's portfolio to provide the best user experience while ensuring security for your Organisation.

Outside of being how it all works and integrates (which I'll deep dive into shortly), I am often asked what the value is for customers. Okta Identity Cloud (as the name suggests) is a cloud-based Identity and Access Management solution that enables Single Sign-On the User Lifecycle to Modern Applications and Services. According to their website, they have over 5500 out-of-the-box integrations and have been consistently called out as a leader in their field.

I have been developing with and using Okta for nearly a year now as part of the VMware and Okta partnership. I've found it very powerful and easy to manage, and it seems more and more customers in my region are finding this too. With this, they are now looking to leverage the integrations between Workspace ONE and Okta Identity Cloud to take their Digital Workspace to the next level.

At the risk of taking the wind out of this post's sails, VMware has a page dedicated to this partnership but I still seem to get asked Why is there a Partnership, What is the Value, and How does it Work? So with this post I am going to answer this.

So channelling my inner Simon Sinek, lets Start With Why?