What we know
Stormpath has been acquired by Okta.
- The Stormpath APIs will remain in service until August 17, 2017 at noon PST. On that date and time, Stormpath APIs will be shut down.
- The Stormpath SDKs will be in maintenance mode until August 17, 2017 when they will be decommissioned.
- Stormpath users will be able to migrate their data into Okta, and may also export their Stormpath data to use as desired.
Current Stormpath users must migrate – whether it be to Okta or a different provider altogether. We understand this is a challenge, a challenge you most likely did not see coming in the near future.
You have 6 months to choose a provider that best meets your business needs, export existing users and be up and running with minimal end user disruption. We are here to help.
What you need to know
Passport is a great alternative to Okta. Passport adds easy authentication, authorization and user management into any web and mobile app with modern REST APIs and minimal code.
On-Premise Deployment Option
Passport provides an on-premise option as well as a single tenant private-cloud solution. An on premise solution will provide a greater degree of security may provide additional performance and lower latency.
Passport provides support for one to many authenticated resources – or Applications as we describe them to allow roles and permissions to be assigned separately for each application. Passport centralizes all your user information making it simple to add new applications quickly.
Passport comes with modern security standard and excellent security features including: JWT, OAuthV2, granular API keys, configurable password encryption, password strength checking, account locking and much more.
Passport can be used to orchestrate multiple services and backends. Using the event and webhooks system built into Passport, you can notify any service that a user has been created, updated, deleted and more. You can also create custom events that Passport can broadcast to all webhooks you configure.
Users can identify their preferred languages when creating an account. This information is passed to Passport and can localize events and custom email templates to help you reach a global audience and improve the user experience.
Custom User Data Search and Segmentation
Passport supports custom data including nested and complex custom data as JSON. You can store anything you can dream up and Passport will manage and index it. Passport uses the powerful Elasticsearch query language for robust search functionality..
Want to know how many users signed up yesterday or how many unique users logged in last week? Passport provides standard reports out-of-the-box including: login, registration, daily active and monthly active users.
Okta handles pricing per user. While Passport follows this methodology, the prices are more affordable and should lessen the financial burden of migration.
How we can help
Easily migrate your users to Passport and gain additional user management features.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can walk you through our migrating process to make the transition as painless as possible. We are not just another vendor, but a technology partner committed to helping you succeed.
Stay tune for our next post that will explain how to migrate Stormpath users to Passport step-by-step.