By Zach DeMeyer Posted January 15, 2019
All things must end, as they say, and the OneLogin® Free Plan is no different. The web application single sign-on competitor has recently put their complimentary service into end of life (EOL), forcing all non-paying customer to either subscribe to one of their paid options, or seek out a OneLogin alternative. Here’s what to consider, now that you’re faced with the OneLogin Free Plan EOL.
Changing Prices and End of Life
OneLogin is a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) vendor that delivers web application single sign-on (SSO) solutions to the identity management space. Generally, the product is leveraged alongside a directory service, such as Microsoft® Active Directory®, which acts as the source of truth for the identities it uses. Currently, OneLogin is vying for the top of the SSO market, trailing behind their competitor, Okta, which currently leads the web app SSO pack.
As both companies race, both OneLogin and Okta have increased their prices, reaching over $20 per user for some packages. Since OneLogin putting their Free Plan into EOL, finding an affordable SSO/identity management solution is becoming a chore for IT admins. What’s more, the price of an SSO solution goes hand in hand with an Active Directory CAL, which is often required to properly use an SSO for full identity management and is similarly priced per user.
Finding an New OneLogin Free Plan
When considering an alternative to OneLogin’s Free Plan, there are a couple factors that need to be evaluated. The first of these is what your identity management budget looks like. While Okta may be a solid choice, at $20/user, the choice may turn into a bank breaker for your organization. Another factor admins have to determine is whether their organization needs solely a web application SSO tool, or if you are requiring a complete identity management overhaul.
Regardless of your choice, look to the JumpCloud® Directory-as-a-Service® platform as an alternative to the web application SSO solution, OneLogin. JumpCloud offers 10 free users without any product limitations. Once an organization exceeds the ten free users, they can then pay per user at a reasonable price.
More Than Just an Alternative
In fact, IT admins will be able to leverage JumpCloud’s cloud directory for more than just simple web application SSO. JumpCloud offers features such as centralized user management to Windows®, Mac®, and Linux® systems, cloud LDAP and RADIUS functionality, True Single Sign-On™, multi-factor authentication, system management, and much more. All of these features are available in JumpCloud’s free plan, with the only product distinction between the free and Pro version being the amount of users. JumpCloud also offers single protocol pricing for organizations that only want SSO via SAML 2.0 at a discounted rate. Over 50,000 organizations are happily leveraging JumpCloud as their cloud-based identity provider.
To explore JumpCloud as an alternative in the face of OneLogin’s Free Plan EOL, simply sign up for Directory-as-a-Service and see for yourself. After seeing what the product can do with ten users for free, you can explore scaling up to the needs of your organization. If you have any questions, contact us as we are more than happy to help.