Okta Showcase

Enabling Modern & Secure Identity Solutions for Education

Welcome to the Showcase

Enabling Modern & Secure Identity Solutions for Education

presented by Okta


Universities and higher education institutions are under pressure to modernise, improve learning processes and optimise technology throughout the full student lifecycle. This is a complex endeavour spanning the application process, student enrolment, post-graduate engagement, alumni & staff integration, and more.

While budgets remain tight, IT leaders grapple each year with how to provide services and support for existing technologies and systems while planning for change, and funding future needs with limited resources. Hiring and retaining key talent is difficult and likely to remain so in the near future. All of this is underpinned by the need for watertight security.

This showcase will discuss how educational institutions can run more efficiently and improve user experience by:

   • Providing secure and seamless access for employees & corporate services
   • Engaging students with seamless, secure access to hybrid learning
   • Engaging alumni throughout their careers with life long learning engagement
   • Streamlining access for researchers with the ability to translate research into commercial solutions
   • Strengthening your global network by providing secure international education

Why Okta for Education

  • Group of Eight (G8) Australia: 50% of G8 Universities in Australia + 47 Universities & Colleges Globally trust Okta with their IAM needs
  • Monash University: 
    • Within the first 100 days, Monash’s IT team rolled out MFA to 100,000 users 
    • To date, Monash has a total of 170,000 users in Okta, 130,000 MFA users, and over 250 applications
  • University of Technology Sydney: 5-6 weeks to roll out to 46,000 students, and 12,000 staff across 50 on premise and cloud applications
  • University of Sydney: 6 weeks to roll out to 70,000 students and 20,000 Staff across 41 applications
  • Flinders University: 
    • 2,500 password reset requests eliminated per year, representing $22,000 in savings 
    • 10 weeks to deploy Flinders’ first set of 10 applications connected to Okta

When: Tuesday 23 May 1pm - 2pm AEST
Where: Zoom webinar

View the recording and presentation slides here

Presented by Okta

James Darwin, Senior Solutions Engineer
James Darwin is a recognised thought leader in Identity and Access Management (IAM), and Cyber Security solutions, with over 25 years’ experience in this space. He is certified as a CISSP and CCSP from ISC2.  James has spent 20+ years working with legacy Identity and Access Management systems, and now works at Okta, a modern Cloud-first Identity-as-Service (IDaaS). James describes Okta as incredibly fast to implement and easy to use with more than 7000 documented integrations.

Hosted By:
Nikki Peever, Director Cybersecurity Program, CAUDIT

Okta contact details:

Name: Louisa Pilkington, Regional Sales Manager, Education
Email:  louisa.pilkington@okta.com
Phone:  0411 342 133

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Start Date

23 May 2023

End Date

23 May 2023


03:00 - 04:00

based on your local time


Online Via Zoom



Event Type



Identity Platform


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