Okta adds identity management services for partners, customers

Summary:Okta is also rolling out a new suite of API for account creation, automated provisioning, access control and session management.

Okta is beefing up how many and -- maybe more importantly -- which identities it ensures it can protect for enterprise customers.

The San Francisco-headquartered identity management service is adding tools for setting up and managing online identities for partners, clients, and customers of a given organization.

Targeting potential external scenarios and even threats, the new services are designed to provide access to B2B portals from existing on-premise directories or identity management systems.

For IT managers, Okta is also rolling out a new suite of APIs dedicated to account creation, automated provisioning, access control and session management.

Okta also announced on Thursday that it will be joining the Recurring Revenue Alliance, set up and introduced in May by fellow a Bay Area-based company, ServiceSource.

The goal of the Recurring Revenue Alliance is to enable businesses to grow their share of the recurring revenue market for hardware maintenance, software support and SaaS subscriptions.

Last month, ServiceSource asserted that this segment is worth approximately $169 billion annually.

Topics: Collaboration, Data Management, Enterprise 2.0, Enterprise Software, Social Enterprise

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Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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