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Integrating Okta authentication into Nginx reverse proxies

Recently the Datto SaaS Protection SRE team was met with a challenge to add authentication onto an open source web application that didn’t have a strong authentication story with it. We knew that we didn’t want to write an entire authentication layer just for this one application as the return on that time investment would be rather low. Instead we looked for a solution that would be easy to implement, easy to automate, and easy to understand months down the road long after the shine had worn off and was just another application we managed.