This is an Early AccessEarly Access (EA) features are opt-in features that you can try out in your org by asking Okta Support to enable them. Additionally, the Features page in the Okta Admin Console (Settings > Features) allows Super Admins to enable and disable some EA features themselves. feature. To enable it, please contact Okta Support.

Office 365 Silent Activation

Okta Office 365 Silent Activation allows for a seamless experience for accessing Microsoft Office. Using Okta as an identity provider, this option enables silent activation for shared workstation or VDI environments. Once your end usersIn Okta literature, we generally refer to "end users" as the people who have their own Okta home page (My Applications), using chiclets to authenticate into all of their apps. End users do not have any administrative control. When we refer to "users" we are generally referring to the individual(s) who have administrative control. have logged into a domainA domain is an attribute of an Okta organization. Okta uses a fully-qualified domain name, meaning it always includes the top-level domain (.com, .eu, etc.), but does not include the protocol (https).-joined Windows machine, no further activation steps are required.

For more information on how to setup a shared workstation for Microsoft Office 365, refer to Overview of shared computer activation for Office 365 ProPlus on the Microsoft site.

Setup Instructions

Okta uses Kerberos authentication to enable Office 365 silent activation. Setup for this exchange requires the creation of a new service account, and a unique service principal name (SPN) for the account.