Create a role

Create custom roles so you can assign groups of permissions to your admins.

Before you begin

Start this task

  1. In the Admin Console, go to SecurityAdministrators.

  2. Go to the Roles tab. The Roles tab displays a list of previously created standard and custom admin roles.

  3. Click Create new role.

  4. In the Role name field, enter the name of the role. Okta recommends that you choose a name that’s self-explanatory about the permissions it includes.

  5. Optional. In the Role description field, enter a short description of the role.

  6. Select the required user permissions and group permissions. See Role permissions.


    Follow the instructions in the UI tool tips for creating more efficient roles.

  7. Click Save role. You can see the role that you created listed on the Roles tab.

Related topics

Create an admin assignment using a role

Role permissions

Best practices for creating a custom role assignment