Map application attributes

Although Universal Directory (UD) maintains a single source of truth for attributes, you can define additional mappings in the ProvisioningProvisioning is the enterprise-wide configuration, deployment, and management of multiple types of IT system resources. Specifically, provisioning provides users access to equipment, software, or services. This involves creating, maintaining and deactivating required business process automation objects and attributes in systems, directories, and applications. page of each provisioning-enabled appAn abbreviation of application. Essentially, it is a web-based site used to perform any number of specific tasks, and requires authentication from end users by signing in.. Application-based attribute mapping provides these benefits:

  • Individual mapping – map a single attribute in its own window.
  • Support for fixed-list attributes – use a menu or list to map a fixed-list attribute.
  • A sample value appears automatically – when you view or make a change to a mapping, the value for the current user displays automatically in the Okta to app direction; the value for the first app user displays automatically in the app to Okta direction.
  • Warnings – warnings appear when required fields are not mapped.
  • Field sorting – required and mapped fields are shown above optional fields that are not mapped.
  1. On The Okta AdminAn abbreviation of administrator. This is the individual(s) who have access to the Okta Administrator Dashboard. They control the provisioning and deprovisioning of end users, the assigning of apps, the resetting of passwords, and the overall end user experience. Only administrators have the Administration button on the upper right side of the My Applications page. Console, click Applications.
  2. Select an application in the application list.
  3. Optional. Select one of these options in the SETTINGS list:
  • To App — Select To App to map attributes from Okta to the application.
  • To Okta — Select To Okta to map attributes from the application to Okta.
  1. Click the Provisioning tab and scroll down to the Attribute Mappings section.
  2. Optional. Click Show Unmapped Attributes to display unmapped attributes.
  3. Click the edit icon to add or modify attribute settings.
  4. In the Attribute value list, select one of these options:
  • Same value for all users — Enter a value that will be added into the text field of all users.
  • Map from Okta Profile — Select a field from the Okta profile to map to.
  • Expression — Use the Okta Expression Language to define the mapping. When defining mappings that use reference or enum data types, ensure that the evaluated values are within the sets defined by the assigned app. Application assignments fail when these values do not match. These are the available data types:
  1. Select one of these options for Apply on:
  • Create — Select this option to apply mapping when the user profile is created.
  • Create and update — Select this option to apply mapping when the user profile is created or updated.
  1. Click Save.
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