Create a custom user type
You can create up to nine custom user types. You must have super or org admin permissions to create custom user types. Once a user type is created, other admins are able to add properties and mappings, similar to working with the default Okta user type.
You should have a good understanding of Universal Directory, Profile Editor, attributes, custom attributes, and attribute mappings.
Super or org admin permissions are required to create custom user types.
- In the Admin Console, go to .
- Click Create Okta User Type.
In the Create Okta User Type dialog box, complete these fields:
- Display Name - Enter a name for the user type. For example, Contractor or Student. There is a 50 character limit.
- Variable name - Accept the auto-generated value, or enter a value.
- Click Save.
The new user type appears in the profile editor. Click Profile to edit the profile attributes.
To change the user type Display name, click Edit, enter a new value, and click Save Profile. You cannot change the variable name .
User type attributes and mappings are managed in the same way as the default Okta user profile.