Octopus Desk is a credential provider for Windows OS that eliminates the need for passwords used when logging onto Windows machines. Octopus Desk Domain Authentication completely replaces Active Directory passwords with high assurance, password-free authentication paradigm.
Users log onto the domain using the Octopus Authenticator mobile app, FIDO Authenticator, or one of the supported 3rd party authenticators (e.g., Okta Verify, ForgeRock). Octopus Desk also supports the ability to authenticate local users from Okta or ForgeRock directories.
Octopus Desk version 3.4 significantly enhances the end-user experience by providing self-service flows directly from the desktop. The new system tray actions menu enables users to easily copy the AD password, check credential validity status, launch the User Portal and more. In addition, the new Windows On-Boarding process provides new users with a smooth transition to passwordless authentication.
The version also offers more precise control over the authentication process and extended support for FIDO keys.
PLEASE NOTE THAT Octopus Desk for Windows version 3.4 IS DESIGNED TO WORK WITH OCTOPUS AUTHENTICATION SERVER V4.8 AND ABOVE.