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Solution Overview: Migrating Legacy or On-Prem Apps from Okta to Microsoft Entra ID

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Migrating modern apps from Okta to Microsoft Entra ID (Azure AD) is a straightforward process, provided they support SAML 2.0 or OIDC. Conversely, legacy or on-premises applications that employ header-based authentication, Kerberos authentication, or other customized authentication mechanism present a more significant challenge. Typically, these apps interface with Okta Single Sign-On and leverage multi-factor authentication through Okta Access Gateway and do not natively support SAML 2.0 or OIDC. Direct migration to Microsoft Entra ID can therefore prove difficult. However, a seamless and expeditious solution is offered by Datawiza, simplifying this transition.

Microsoft-Certified Solution for Migrating from Okta to Entra ID

Datawiza facilitates a seamless migration of legacy or on-premise applications from Okta (Okta Access Gateway) to Microsoft Entra ID (Azure AD), eliminating the need for application code modifications. These applications primarily support legacy authentications such as header-based authentication, or cookie-based authentication or Kerberos.

Learn more about the comprehensive range of features and advantages provided by our solution on the Azure Marketplace.

Discover Datawiza Platform on Azure Marketplace

Also, access our joint tutorial developed with Microsoft for a step-by-step guide.

Tutorial: Configure Datawiza to Integrate Header-based Apps with Microsoft Entra ID

Explore the Following Demo for a Hands-on Experience

How Datawiza Facilitates App Migration from Okta to Microsoft Entra ID

In collaboration with Microsoft Entra ID, Datawiza supplants Okta by presenting a unified solution that incorporates Single Sign-On (SSO), Multi-factor authentication (MFA), and nuanced access control for web applications. Our proprietary solution, Datawiza Access Proxy, seamlessly supports widely recognized legacy web app integration methods, including Kerberos, IWA, Header-Based authentication, and realms (URL authorization). This eliminates the need for Okta Access Gateway and nuanced application rewrites. Furthermore, Datawiza’s deployment model is efficient, eliminating the need for extra middleware or database servers, and not just supporting virtual machines, but also cutting-edge platforms like Docker Containers and Kubernetes.

The schematic representation below explains the process:

migrate apps from okta to Microsoft Entra id

  1. User initiates web application access.
  2. The Datawiza Access Proxy intercepts, redirecting unauthenticated users to Microsoft Entra ID for federated authentication, similar to actions by Okta Access Gateway.
  3. Microsoft Entra ID employs cloud identity functions to authenticate the user – Passwordless, Single Sign-On, and MFA.
  4. Users are rerouted back to Datawiza Access Proxy to set up the session, authorize URL access, and forward user information to the enterprise app via authentication mechanisms like Header-Based Authentication or IWA/Kerberos.
  5. The enterprise app processes the user information and responds accordingly.

Why Choose Datawiza for App Migration from Okta to Entra ID?

  • Rapid and Easy Migration: We stand ready to migrate hundreds of apps from Okta to Microsoft Entra ID (Azure AD) swiftly and efficiently – accomplishing the task within just days, to ensure a hassle-free experience.
  • Modern and Cloud-Native Design: The solution goes beyond mere VM (Virtual Machine) support, integrating effortlessly with Containers and Kubernetes. It also eliminates the need for extra middleware or database servers, ensuring a streamlined, modern infrastructure.
  • Avoiding identity-vendor-lock-in: Future-proof your operations with our broad support for modern identities. Alongside Microsoft Entra ID, we accommodate popular platforms including Cisco Duo, PingOne, ForgeRock, and others, providing a comprehensive solution against vendor lock-in.

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Eager for more information? Feel free to get in touch with us or book a demo to gain firsthand insight into how we can help seamlessly migrate apps from Okta to Microsoft Entra ID (Azure AD).