Activate user accounts

Activating user accounts in your orgThe Okta container that represents a real-world organization. changes their account status from Pending to Active. When a user account is activated, end usersEnd users are people in your org without administrative control. They can authenticate into apps from the icons on their My Applications home page, but they are provisioned, deprovisioned, assigned, and managed by admins. are sent an email with instructions for setting up their account within your org. When set up is complete, users can access all the provisioned applications assigned to them.

The Status column 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 People page displays the status of your end users.

If the user appears in the Person & Username list and their status is Staged, click Activate to activate their account.

To bulk activate users with a Pending Activation status, click Directory > People, select Pending Activation , and then click Bulk Activate.

If you reactivate a user who was previously deactivated, the user is re-imported, but their apps remain unassigned.

  1. On the Okta Admin Console, click Directory > People.
  2. Click More Actions > Activate.
  3. Select users to activate and click Activate Selected, or click Activate All to activate all users.
  4. In the Activate People dialog, click Activate.

The Status column displays Active for activated users.