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.
But controlling access to sensitive data as employees come and go is the challenge.
Microsoft Active Directory (AD) and Okta are really the only Identity Management as a Service (IDaaS) choices or IDM providers worth considering and HRLocker are proud to offer both.
So, what’s the difference between the two options?
Broadly speaking Okta is for medium-to-large-sized and enterprise level organisations. Particularly those with multijurisdictional instances.
Both can Okta and AD can allow SSO and access to applications, including HR systems.
And both allow that single point of control regardless of the employee’s location.
Which is great for both employer and End User alike in terms of password management and ease of use.
But 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.
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