API Service Integrations

API Service Integrations allow third-party apps to access the Core Okta API. Other names for these integrations include service-to-service and machine-to-machine integrations.

These integrations use OAuth 2.0 to access the API, which is more secure than using API tokens. Okta attributes API calls made by the integration to the app, not to a user.

The integration can access or modify resources like system logs, apps, sessions, and policies. For example, API Service Integrations enable applications to:

  • Access Okta system log entries for analysis

  • Send risk signals to Okta

  • Sync Okta user profile information to another system

If you want to build an API Service Integration, see API service integrations in the OIN.

Related topics

Add an API Service Integration

Rotate a Client Secret for an API Service Integration

Revoke an API Service Integration