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July Podcast: Developing Okta's SDKs with Laura Rodriguez and Alisa Duncan

Having libraries that interact with services helps make your coding life easier when developing solutions. You may evaluate and estimate the complexity of your software development projects based on the Software Development Kit (SDK) ease of use. So what makes a great SDK? Building SDKs to delight developers Staff SDK Engineer Laura Rodriguez and Developer Advocate Alisa Duncan join us this month to discuss the SDKs that make Okta’s APIs idiomatically accessible from various languges...

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Enterprise Maturity Workshop: Terraform

This workshop is part of our Enterprise-Ready Workshop series. Follow along to get familiar with managing identity as code using Okta’s Terraform provider, so you can assist enterprise customers and simplify any identity setup steps that your product might require. In this workshop, you’ll use Terraform to manage users and groups in an Okta Organization, while practicing beginner and intermediate Terraform skills. Posts in the on-demand workshop series 1. How to Get Going with the...

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Enterprise-Ready Workshop: Authenticate with OpenID Connect

This workshop is part of our Enterprise Readiness Workshop series. In this workshop, you will be wearing the hat of a SaaS developer who will up-level his/her app to allow users (from your big enterprise customers) to log on using their own company credentials without providing a password directly to your app. When any enterprise customer considers buying your software to enhance their employees’ productivity, their IT and security teams want to make sure employees...

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June Podcast: Approaching Automation with Jeff Taylor

Approaching automation in identity Product Manager Jeff Taylor joins us for the first time to discuss the principles behind successful automation. What’s the automation journey, and how does it relate to organizational maturity? How can you scale your work with automation while avoiding the pitfalls of premature optimization? If you’re ready to start automating Okta administration tasks, where should you start? Find the OktaDev Workforce podcast on approaching identity automation Listen to the audio version...

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Unlock Identity Expertise with Our New Developer Podcast!

Do you enjoy podcasts? I find that, like audiobooks, podcasts can transform boring tasks into an opportunity for entertainment and education. I’m delighted to announce a new offering from Okta’s Workforce Developer Advocacy Team: our monthly podcast! Listen and learn with the Workforce Identity Developer Podcast The audio version of the Workforce Identity Developer Podcast is available on Casted, where you can also explore Auth0’s ongoing Authorization in software podcast and Identity Unlocked podcast as...

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Selecting the Best Authorization for Your API Integrations

Integrating with an API lets you power up your code by knowing what the API knows and doing what the API can do. The catch is that most APIs can’t and shouldn’t let just anybody access your important resources. Just as humans log in to access resources, programs accessing APIs must obtain proper authorization. Your application can use two types of authorization mechanisms when calling Okta APIs from your Okta integration, each with its pros...

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How Can DevOps Engineers Use Okta?

What is DevOps? DevOps is one of those buzzwords. Ask three DevOps professionals what it means, and you might get four different answers. Most will agree that DevOps usually describes a mix of tools and techniques combining aspects of systems administration, software development, IT, release engineering, security, and often QA. At its best, DevOps synergizes the strengths of these fields to reduce toil through automation and improve software quality through continuous testing and deployment, and...

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Happy Holidays!

As the holiday season gets into full swing, the Developer Advocacy team at Okta has sat down around our virtual table to chat about things we’re grateful for across our various technical communities. Deepu: I’m so thankful for Linux accepting Rust as another language for the Kernel and I’m thankful for all the backing it is getting from big names. I’m sure this will lead to Linux becoming more secure as more and more code...

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From Ops To Advocacy

Hi, I’m edunham, and I’m an infra person. Our buzzwords include DevOps, Cloud Operations, and Site Reliability Engineering, though if you ask any two of us about the difference between those terms, you’ll get at least three answers. Whatever name it’s wearing, doing ops well requires not only the “how” of changing systems, but also the “why” of making the right changes. Although I’ve always loved helping spread the information that my colleagues need in...

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