By Zach DeMeyer Posted March 25, 2019
Recently, OneLogin has announced that they will discontinue their Free Plan. This means that IT organizations leveraging the web application single sign-on solution who still want economically priced identity management will need to seek out an alternative. JumpCloud®‘s cloud directory service, Directory-as-a-Service®, is a OneLogin Free Plan replacement. But, we will get into Directory-as-a-Service after we break down the OneLogin Free Plan.
What is the OneLogin Free Plan?
Some who have been a part of IT or identity management over the past ten years may be aware of OneLogin. For those who are not, OneLogin is a player in the web application single sign on (SSO) space. OneLogin is often compared to the IDaaS (Identity-as-a-Service) industry leader, Okta®, as a top rival in the market.
For a long time, OneLogin’s pricing featured several different tiers, including their Free Plan. Admins could use a part of the SSO tool for a limited amount of users/applications with no cost. Since then, however, OneLogin has put this pricing tier into end-of-life (EOL), undercutting several organizations’ identity management stances and driving them to find a replacement.
OneLogin and Microsoft® Active Directory®
Many of today’s IT organizations rely on Microsoft Active Directory (AD) as their identity provider. For on-prem, Windows®-centric IT environments, AD is often the choice for identity management. But, with the advent of Mac® and Linux® systems, web apps, and cloud infrastructure, AD environments struggle to properly authenticate to such resources that exist outside of the Microsoft domain.
SSO solutions like OneLogin arose to fill this need, linking AD instances to the web apps end users were leveraging. But, when OneLogin eliminated their Free Plan, some IT organizations started to not only reevaluate their SSO solution, but their identity management posture as a whole. That’s where JumpCloud Directory-as-a-Service comes in.
Reimagining Identity Management
JumpCloud securely manages and connect users to their IT resources, including systems (Windows, Mac, Linux), web and on-prem applications via LDAP and SAML, cloud and on-prem servers (e.g. AWS, Azure, GCP), physical and virtual file servers (Samba / NAS appliances), and wired and WiFi networks through RADIUS. This True Single Sign-On™ experience has essentially reimagined Active Directory for the modern era. In fact, JumpCloud’s Directory-as-a-Service platform replaces the traditional Active Directory instance that many organizations have.
Tens of thousands of IT organizations have made the jump to Directory-as-a-Service as their identity management solution of choice. Whether you needed a OneLogin Free Plan replacement or not, JumpCloud can provide efficiency and scalability to your enterprise. Best of all, you can use Directory-as-a-Service absolutely free, just like the late OneLogin Free Plan.
Simply sign up for JumpCloud, and you will have access to the entirety of the Directory-as-a-Service platform with ten free users, included in your account forever, to get you started. You can also see the product in action by scheduling a demo.
If you have any questions about JumpCloud, please contact us, and one of our Customer Success or Sales representatives would be happy to help you. You can also visit our blog or YouTube channel for more information.