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HRLocker Okta Integration for HR Software

As well as the standard Active Directory Single Sign On (SSO) access that’s already available in HRLocker, we can now also offer integration with Okta. These types of Identity Management (IDM) and access control services are vital to organisations that are highly security conscious.

Employers are challenged with facilitating access to both cloud and on-premise applications so that teams can work effectively. However, controlling access to sensitive data as employees come and go is a challenge.

Microsoft Active Directory (AD) and Okta are the only Identity Management as a Service (IDaaS) choices or IDM providers worth considering and HRLocker is proud to offer both.


What is the Difference between Okta and AD

Broadly speaking Okta is for medium-to-large-sized and enterprise-level organisations. Particularly those with multijurisdictional instances. Both Okta and AD can allow SSO and access to applications, including HR systems. Also, both allow that single point of control regardless of the employee’s location. Which is great for both employers and End Users alike in terms of password management and ease of use.

However, Okta also allows the HR software to push information back through their IDM environment. For example, when an employee is offboarded (i.e., marked as terminated, or reaches an end date in HRLocker) the user will be locked from HRLocker. This can also be enforced from inside Okta allowing normal internal workflows to seamlessly operate with HRLocker.

Both AD and Okta will require some level of expertise on the HRLocker customer’s side to implement. Another critical difference is that only apps that are compatible with Okta can be used.

If your organisation already uses Okta and you’re looking for an HR software provider then only Okta-friendly apps will make your list.

HRLocker Okta Integration for HR Software was last modified: March 4th, 2024 by Adam Coleman

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