How Okta Supercharges Microsoft Stack

Pranav Kumar
February 23, 2022

In today’s digital age, the new perimeter is no longer the network but the end-user. Cloud-based apps are standard and legacy technologies must work within modern cloud solutions. 

Customers going through IT modernization need a new way to ensure access across legacy systems and cloud applications. 

Okta is the only IAM solution that provides organisations with complete, end-to-end identity management and single sign-on across users, devices and applications, as well as cloud services.

Okta’s identity cloud supports a wide range of applications, including those for Microsoft and other on-premises technologies. 

What is  a Microsoft Stack?

The Microsoft Stack includes Microsoft products such as Windows Server, Exchange Server, SharePoint, Skype for Business, and other related software. It also includes many third-party solutions that are built on top of these core components and offer additional functionality for business users.

The Microsoft Stack is deployed in a variety of environments including private clouds, on-premises servers, hybrid environments where some applications are hosted on premises while others could be hosted in the cloud. 

A key advantage of the Microsoft Stack is that it provides a consistent experience whether an organisation deploys its infrastructure and applications in the cloud or on premises.

When it comes to enterprise applications, Microsoft Stack has traditionally been a best fit for organisations given its robust integration capabilities with other software.

How does Okta supercharge Microsoft Stack?

  • Okta complements Microsoft Stack by providing identity management services over cloud applications and devices ensuring availability to users whenever they are ready to access them. 
  • Organisations can use Okta to provide a unified identity to every employee, customer, and partner in the organisation. This is irrespective of whether they are using on-premise or cloud applications.
  • Okta offers Single Sign On (SSO) capability to create a frictionless login experience across all applications, while maintaining the highest level of security. 
  • Enterprises can also deploy Adaptive Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), which enables granular policies to control access based on risk levels.
  • Okta shortens Office 365 deployment time, supports both web and native Office 365 apps, and offers unique automation and user experience improvements that save on long-term operational costs.


If your organisation is moving or is on Microsoft stack, it’s time to consider an advanced on-cloud identity management solution. Okta makes identity management faster and easier, allowing you to fully embrace the cloud while also modernising legacy systems and applications.

Pranav Kumar

Excited about digital disruption and exponential impact of emerging technologies; I have a deep passion for technology, business, and progress. I envision a future where an intellectual and responsible use of technology will positively change the future of work, and life.