AWS SSO vs Okta


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AWS SSO
AWS Single Sign-On (SSO) is a cloud SSO service that makes it easy to centrally manage SSO access to multiple AWS accounts and business applications. It enables users to sign in to a user portal with their existing corporate credentials and access all of their assigned accounts and applications from one place.
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Okta
Support enterprise-wide identity management across any app, user or device with Okta - a future-proof cloud service designed for maximum ROI & ease of use. A secure, reliable cloud service for today’s hybrid IT reality. Comprehensive Identity Management that has no alternatives. Across All Apps, Users and Devices. Easy-to-use, Superior ROI. Integrated, Future Proof
Comparing AWS SSO vs Okta is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Okta has more user-friendly interface than AWS SSO because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Okta is more popular than AWS SSO

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Amazon enters single sign-on market (in 2017)
- Okta launches free service for startups (in 2017)
- Okta makes 2-factor authentication standard for all customers (in 2017)
- Enterprise identity management leader Okta expands partnership with Box (in 2016)
- Identity management provider Okta gets $75M (in 2015)
- Okta launches Mobile Device Management solution (in 2014)
- Okta gets $75 million to develop cloud identity management solution (in 2014)

Looks like Okta was recently more active than AWS SSO (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which AWS SSO and Okta meet head to head:

2017 - Amazon enters single sign-on market to take on Okta


Amazon released a single sign on product for the AWS cloud. With AWS SSO you can easily manage SSO access and user permissions to all of your accounts in AWS Organizations centrally. That’s very different from what other single sign on products like Okta or OneLogin are doing. These companies provide a much more comprehensive approach to single sign on, giving you a central way to log into all of your cloud services (and in some cases on-prem too). This saves you the pain of having separate user names and passwords for every account. You log in once and you have access to all of the included cloud services.