Add custom attributes

You can only add attributes to the directory profile if they are already in the directory, so Okta performs a schema discoveryAbility to import additional attributes to Okta to populate the list of available attributes. For Okta to discover the attribute, it must be added to an object within the User object hierarchy in the directory: a user object, a parent object, or an auxiliary object.

Schema discovery takes a few seconds to complete and when it’s done you’ll get a list of the attributes that Okta has the permissions to discover in the directory.

  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 Directory > Profile Editor.
  2. In the Filters list, click Directories.
  3. For the directory that you want to modify, click Profile in the Actions column.
  4. Click Add Attribute.
  5. Select attributes in the Add Attributes dialog box, and then click Save.