Okta’s Auth0 acquisition will combine developer and enterprise expertise

Okta, Inc. has acquired Auth0, an identity platform for application teams.

Auth0 will operate as an independent business unit within Okta, led by Auth0 Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Eugenio Pace, reporting directly to Todd McKinnon, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Okta.

“Identity is one of the most strategic investments an organisation will make today. A single, unified identity platform has the power to transform an organisation by providing seamless and secure access for both customers and employees,” said McKinnon. “Okta and Auth0 have always shared a vision for the identity market. We’re also both cloud-first, customer-first companies. By joining forces, we’ll give our customers more choice and flexibility, driving tremendous value and enabling them to accelerate innovation. Together, we will shape the future of identity on the internet, empowering developers to build with identity at the foundation.”

“As Okta and Auth0 join forces, I’m more confident than ever that we will deliver on our shared vision to secure access for everyone,” said Pace. “Auth0’s focus has always been on enabling product builders to innovate, and now as one company with a shared vision and combined resources, that innovation will only increase.”

“At Kiva, we’re on a mission to expand financial access to help underserved communities around the world thrive. Identity plays an essential role in making that happen,” said Ken Leung, EVP of Engineering, Kiva. “Today, we leverage Auth0 to provide secure authentication to Kiva’s partners and lenders, and Okta for workforce identity, giving our team access to the critical technologies they need to best serve the millions of global entrepreneurs in our network.  We trust both Okta and Auth0 to connect our people and technology, and are excited to see how they evolve and innovate together.”

“Credence goes to those who can help us identify one another in a digital world,” said Jay Bretzmann, Program Director for Cybersecurity Products, IDC.  “Okta and Auth0 provide the cloud-ready, developer-friendly tools to help in the fight. They’re building the platforms and technology we’ll need to take the next steps. Simple, elegant, and customer-centric.”

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