About Okta user profiles

The Okta user profile is a logical representation of a user in Okta (also known as an Okta Account). The Okta user profile is comprised of two sets of attributes:

  • Base attributes
  • Custom or extensible attributes

Okta has defined 31 default base attributes for all users in an orgThe Okta container that represents a real-world organization.. These base attributes are generally fixed and cannot be modified or removed. There are two exceptions: First Name and Last Name. These two attributes can be marked as required or optional for Okta-mastered users only. To import users with blank First Name or Last Name attributes, you must first mark the attributes as optional in Okta, otherwise the import will fail. When you add attributes to the user profile, you add them as custom attributes.