Remote work hasn’t just changed where and how we work—it’s also changed the way we protect our work.
While remote work has proven to improve productivity and work-life balance, it can also unfortunately increase the likelihood of data breaches if strong cybersecurity measures aren’t in place—especially as cyberattacks continue to increase.
As a People Ops leader in charge of managing a distributed team, the last thing you want is to deal with a potential (and completely preventable) data breach.
We’ve got you covered. Thanks to Oyster’s new Okta integration, you can now strengthen your security and compliance efforts by enabling single sign-on (SSO) authentication for our global employment platform. Let’s dive into the details.
A more seamless and secure login process, wherever you are
Over 80% of data breaches in 2022 resulted from stolen login credentials. Hackers can grab usernames and passwords via brute force attacks, malware, and reused passwords—which is why 73% of organizations rely on identity management systems and cloud access tools, such as Okta.
Leading SSO solution Okta empowers Oyster’s distributed team to quickly and securely access our core tools while working anywhere in the world. And now that you can enable Okta SSO login for Oyster, you, too, can lean on your trusted identity provider to keep company info safe, no matter where your workers sign in from.
With SSO login enabled, admin users and team managers on your Oyster account won’t need to create and memorize yet another password. This reduces the possibility of poor password hygiene, account takeovers, and security breaches.
Instead, they’ll be able to access Oyster using the same set of credentials they use to access other tools in their Okta dashboard. Fewer passwords to memorize means fewer attack surfaces for third parties—and more peace of mind for you.
Plus, you can enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) within Okta for an additional layer of security.
Oyster’s Okta integration not only simplifies the login process, but also saves your IT team time spent on manually resetting passwords and managing user permissions—all while significantly reducing security risks.
How the Okta integration works
As People Ops professionals ourselves, we know you’ve got a lot on your plate. That’s why we’ve made this integration easy to set up in no time.
Before we get started, it’s important to know that Okta SSO login is available only for admin and manager roles, not Team Members. You won’t be able to activate it if you’re not an account admin, or if a user on your Oyster account is linked to another Okta instance.
To set up our Okta integration, you’ll need to:
- Go to your Okta admin account and add the Oyster HR application
- Find the Sign On tab and copy your Client ID, Client secret, and Okta URL
- Log in to Oyster and open the Integrations page
- Search for the Okta integration and click “Connect”
- Confirm you have administrator permissions in Okta via the checkbox
- Submit your Okta credentials from step 2
That’s it! Now Okta SSO login will be enabled for your Oyster account, making it faster, easier, and safer to sign in. If you’d like to turn it off, simply reach out to our support team.
You can also take a couple of extra steps to automatically delete your Oyster users when they’re removed from Okta. All you have to do is create a new hook in your Okta account, enter your Oyster token, and you’re good to go!
Need some help with setup? Check out our step-by-step guide for more info.
Keep your team connected (and your data protected, too)
As your trusted global employment platform, we take security seriously here at Oyster. Thanks to Oyster’s Okta integration, you can have total confidence knowing that the right users—and only the right users—can securely access your Oyster account via Okta.
And since we’re also dedicated to creating five-star experiences, our seamless Okta SSO integration makes it even easier to access what you need to grow and nurture your international team.
P.S. We’re adding more security features and integrations to the Oyster platform soon, so stay tuned!
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