The ID2020 Alliance could not be happier to welcome Okta to our rapidly growing community of public and private sector organizations that share our commitment to realizing the benefits – and mitigating the risks – of digital ID at scale.
Okta provides a secure, trusted platform for managing the identity of customers and employees. Founded in 2009, Okta currently provides technology to more than 9,400 organizations. Their commitment to the “good ID” agenda and prominent position in the identity and access management sector will make them an invaluable partner for the ID2020 Alliance.
At Okta’s core is the belief that social impact is foundational to its business and long-term success. Okta for Good, the company’s social impact arm, works to strengthen the links between people, technology, and community. By providing technical solutions for nonprofits, expanding economic opportunities and access to the tech sector, and empowering employees as changemakers, Okta for Good works to ensure that the company lives up to its long-term commitment to maximize benefits to society, the environment, and all of its stakeholders.
“We are delighted to welcome Okta to the ID2020 Alliance,” said executive director, Dakota Gruener. “If properly designed and ethically implemented, digital ID can be the key that unlocks previously inaccessible rights and opportunities for hundreds of millions of people globally. ID2020 and Okta share a common vision; to ensure that those keys are available to everyone.”
“According to USAID, ‘There may be no single factor that affects a person’s ability to share in the gains of global development as much as having an official identity. That’s why Okta is proud to have recently joined the ID2020 Alliance, a cross-sector effort of global organizations committed to an ethical approach to digital ID,” said Adam Rosenzweig, Senior Manager, Product Impact, “ID2020 plays a critical role in the evolving digital ID ecosystem by convening a diverse set of stakeholders to develop standards for the design and evaluation of digital identity implementations.”
The ID2020 Alliance continues to grow, welcoming organizations from the public and private sectors that share our commitment to user-managed privacy-protecting, and portable digital ID. As an Alliance, we are only as strong as our members and we are excited to add Okta to the partnership as we move — together — towards providing good ID for all.
ID2020 is a global public-private partnership that harnesses the collective power of nonprofits, corporations, and governments to promote the adoption and ethical implementation of user-managed, privacy-protecting, and portable digital identity solutions.
By developing and applying rigorous technical standards to certify identity solutions, providing advisory services and implementing programs, and advocating for the ethical implantation of digital ID, ID2020 is strengthening social and economic development globally. Alliance partners are committed to a future in which all of the world’s seven billion people can fully exercise their basic human rights and reap the benefits of economic empowerment and to protecting user privacy and ensuring that data is not commoditized.