Override an app user name

Change the default app user name mapping to meet the specific requirements of your org. You initially define the default user name format on the on the app Sign-on or Provisioning tabs of the app.

If you attempt to change the default user name and User sets username and password is selected on the Sign On page, an error occurs.

For Active Directory, the user name is referred to as common name (cn).

  1. In the Admin Console, go to Directory > Profile Editor.
  2. Select Apps in the Filters list.
  3. Click Mappings for the app user mapping you want to edit and select Configure User mappings if a list appears.
  4. Select the App to Okta User tab.
  5. Select Override with mapping.
  6. Select an attribute from the drop-down or enter an expression to create the app username.
  7. Optional. Click to set the push frequency for the attribute.
  8. Click Save Mappings and Apply updates now.

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Automatically update an app username