Okta provides identity management. The company has announced a developer edition of its software in the hope that programmers will build applications with an identity layer built directly into the app.
The firm says that the two divergent spheres of information access control and mobile device management are separated into distinct technology silos and it wants to coalesce these two entities.
Okta Developer Edition is a "fully productized" (Ed — they mean its usable) version of the company's APIs, which gives software developers a way to build Okta's identity components, including secure authentication, single sign-on, multi-factor authentication, and Active Directory integration, directly into their web or mobile applications.
Adobe Systems is using Okta's platform to secure federated enterprise access for Adobe Creative Cloud for Enterprise.
Okta opened up its platform last year, expanding the reach of its APIs and developing SDKs for different languages.
The Okta identity platform handles the set of enterprise identity requirements and its APIs are supported with SDKs, sample applications, and a dedicated developer community, all of which are available at developer.okta.com.
We're addressing identity management — traditionally a very complex and time-consuming part of application development says Todd McKinnon, CEO of Okta.
"Whether one developer is at a startup, working in internal IT at a mid-size company, or part of a 50-person development team at an ISV, Okta will secure an application and provide the authentication services to get the product to market safely," he added.