O'Reilly Online Learning, a subsidiary of O’Reilly Media, Inc., provides online and mobile access to a vast array of technical, business, and design resources—from books to training to videos. This unique learning portal has hundreds of corporate clients including Amazon, Tesla, Blizzard Entertainment, Yahoo! and Google, who purchase subscriptions to enable access by small teams or by users company-wide.
O'Reilly Online Learning started out as a digital library platform focused on individual developers and corporate teams, with cutting-edge technical books and content drawn from a wide array of publishers aimed at accelerating developer productivity. As their offerings branched out to include more diverse titles for design, business, and strategy, and as software becomes central to nearly every business, O'Reilly saw the opportunity to expand their user base into all levels of the enterprise.
The goal: package and deliver content for enterprise consumption, land larger deals and expand O'Reilly's user base. Customers made it clear that enterprise Single Sign On (SSO) is vital to this goal, and the company launched an initiative to add this feature to their product.
With SSO, corporate users don’t need a registration process, nor do they need to set up separate user names or passwords. An SSO solution can also cut costs for both O'Reilly and their customers by reducing or eliminating expensive support calls for password resets and user account management—a win-win.
The rollout of a new enterprise client with more than 2,000 users provided the perfect opportunity for O'Reilly to build out an initial SSO solution using Auth0.
“Setting up our application to integrate with one partner and then having that partner act as a service hub for dozens of identity systems helps simplify work for our core development teams, while allowing our customer base to grow exponentially.”
Cris ConcepcionEngineering Manager