Skip importing groups during Office 365 user provisioning

While federating Office 365 into Okta, you can choose to skip importing user groups and group memberships into Okta. This allows you to focus initially on the user provisioning and take care of group assignments later in the deployment process. It is helpful if your organization has multiple Office 365 domains and tenants that need to be federated in Okta.

To skip the import:

  1. Go to the Office 365 App > Provisioning > Integration tab
  2. Uncheck the Import Groups option. The option is selected by default.


If "Import Groups" is What Happens
Selected Default option. All users and groups are imported into Okta while federating the Office 365 domain.
Not selected Users and groups are not imported during the domain federation. Any users and groups belonging to the domain and already imported in Okta are deleted. All associated app assignment policies are lost. Any future on-demand or scheduled imports only import users, not groups.


Related topics

About Group Push

Provision users to Office 365

Provisioning options for Office 365