As more companies embrace a cloud-first strategy, they face challenges with supporting a mix of legacy (on-prem) and cloud-based applications. Two of those challenges, eliminating print servers and cutting ties to Active Directory, are addressed with the new PrinterLogic-Okta partnership described below.

For context, let’s start with a brief overview of PrinterLogic and its benefits.

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The benefits of a true SaaS platform

PrinterLogic completely eliminates the need for print servers and replaces traditional infrastructure with an efficient, secure, centrally managed direct IP printing platform. It also gives IT the ability to empower end users with advanced functionality such as installing a printer on their own, secure release printing, and mobile/BYOD printing.

Unlike other solutions, PrinterLogic SaaS is a true SaaS platform: It’s more than just an application hosted in the cloud that requires a VPN and lacks multi-tenancy.

Moving beyond Active Directory

Traditionally, customers have been able to connect PrinterLogic to their legacy Active Directory server to provide authentication services. More recently, however, organisations of every size are seeking cloud technologies that align with their digital transformation journey. As more customers choose PrinterLogic SaaS and offer more cloud-based applications, the need for easier provisioning and single sign-on (SSO) becomes more evident.

Okta and cloud-based Identity Management

As a cloud-based Identity Provider, Okta is edging out the need for legacy on-prem directory services such as Microsoft’s AD. Okta’s Rethink AD explains how AD, now over 40 years old, falls short of the modern demands of cloud computing.

As Okta’s customer base and mainstream adoption for cloud-based identity management has grown, customers have been looking for a print management solution that integrates with the Okta Identity Cloud.

PrinterLogic and Okta: A synergistic partnership

PrinterLogic and Okta are both rooted in an agnostic approach to solving technology problems. PrinterLogic created a platform that works with any network printer and any workstation OS. Okta integrates with other Identity Providers, including Microsoft’s AD, and supports industry-standard protocols such as SCIM and SAML 2.0.

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