By Natalie Bluhm Posted March 16, 2018
Startups are aggressively leveraging technology to help keep their operations streamlined and their costs low. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that startups are taking advantage of web-based applications and the predictable low costs that come with these subscription-based products. As these SaaS applications flood a startup’s IT environment, one area that often interests them is the web application single sign-on (SSO) market. It is an important identity management tool for IT admins, and one of the players in the space that is often discussed is OneLogin™. A question that we frequently hear from IT admins is, “What are the best OneLogin alternatives for startups?”
Luckily, there are some great OneLogin alternatives that can do more for a startup’s IT environment than just web application SSO. Before we take a look at those though, let’s discuss why OneLogin is an SSO solution, but not necessarily an identity management tool for startups.
Considering OneLogin Alternatives for Startups
Startups are looking for OneLogin alternatives because even though they may be a top web-app SSO provider, it doesn’t necessarily mean they meet the unique needs of a startup. Startups are often tight on cash and resources, yet, they want to leverage technology to keep their employees operating at a fast pace. A web application SSO provider is often the solution they look into because many of their tools tend to be web applications. With a web app SSO solution, IT admins can have more control and security, while simultaneously making life easier for their employees. The challenge is that web app SSO solutions can get pricey, and most solutions only cover a portion of what IT organizations ultimately need.
There’s More to a Startup’s IT Environment than Web Apps
As startups grow, their identity management needs to expand, too. Many startups need to control access to systems (Windows®, Mac®, and Linux®), cloud and on-prem servers, on-prem applications, virtual and local storage such as Samba file servers and NAS appliances, and wired and WiFi networks. All of these IT resources need to be managed and controlled, and unfortunately, web app SSO solutions don’t cover many of these areas.
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JumpCloud – One of the Best OneLogin Alternatives for Startups
JumpCloud Directory-as-a-Service functions as an Active Directory® replacement, and an alternative to SSO for startups.
What makes it capable of replacing these solutions? Our cloud-based directory service features deep system management and an ability to integrate with any IT resource regardless of location, provider, protocol, and platform. From one pane of glass, IT admins can securely control user access to the following:
- Windows, Mac, and Linux systems (via the JumpCloud Agent)
- Local and cloud servers (using the JumpCloud Agent and SSH)
- LDAP and SAML based applications
- Cloud and physical file storage (via Samba)
- Wired and WiFi networks (using RADIUS)
With JumpCloud Directory-as-a-Service, startups not only gain a single sign-on solution for all of their IT resources, but they also gain a solution that will scale with them as they grow and expand. Just ask Grab, who were able to onboard more than 1,500 users in under two years with JumpCloud.
Learn More about OneLogin Alternatives for Startups
When making a major decision about a SaaS product, it’s important to do your research, and make sure that you have evaluated alternatives. This is especially true when it comes to identity management. For many startups, JumpCloud is the best IAM solution for their needs. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Consider reading the Kilimanjaro SAR Limited or the Can We Connect Customer Q+A’s. Both of these new organizations have been able to start off with a centralized IT environment by using JumpCloud. If you’re ready to start testing how JumpCloud will work in your environment, sign up for a free account. Your first ten users are free forever, and all of our features are available. If you have any questions before you begin, or need help along the way, don’t hesitate to drop us a note!