Okta is an enterprise-level solution for centrally storing and managing user profiles and identity data. It enables single sign-on authentication across multiple applications and devices - even when they are behind firewalls or in the cloud - and makes it easier for IT personnel to access essential employee information. Okta can also store user data in different schemas depending whether the user is an employee, manager, customer, or contractor. Developers can programmatically access user profile data stored with Okta via REST API.
Identity management platform provider Okta has acquired Stormpath, a user management API provider. Now developers using Stormpath APIs and SDKs have until 8/17/2017 to migrate to Okta or another identity management platform. The acquisition of Stormpath demonstrates the risk of using startup APIs.