Auto-update a single agent on demand

Early Access release. See Enable self-service features.

When your existing agent is out of date, a warning icon () appears in the Version column on the Admin Console Agent monitors page. Keeping your agents current helps ensure your org has the latest Okta features and functionality.

When you start an agent auto-update, the agents are disconnected from Okta. To avoid service disruptions for your users, Okta requires at least two operational agents installed on the directory instance being updated. To be considered operational, the AD agent must have a stable connection to Okta servers (the AD agent is sending requests to the Okta server at regular intervals). Additionally, the AD agent must have a valid configuration and must be integrated with the on-premises AD server.

  1. In the Admin Console, go to DirectoryDirectory Integrations.
  2. Click an AD instance.
  3. Click the Agents tab.
  4. Click Actions next to the agent you want to update and then click Update agent.
  5. A warning dialog appears when the directory instance being updated doesn't have two or more operational agents installed. Two operational agents are required to avoid service disruptions for your users. Click Got it to return to the Select agents to update page. Note that an update request will not be sent for that agent.

    When an update request is successful, the Agent monitors page appears, the Status column displays Updating, and the Message column displays Agent is temporarily down.

  1. Optional. Select another agent to update.