The Okta Active Directory (AD) agent Deployment Guide

This guide provides the information you need to plan, install and configure your Okta AD agentA software agent is a lightweight program that runs as a service outside of Okta. It is typically installed behind a firewall and allows Okta to tunnel communication between an on-premises service and Okta's cloud service. Okta employs several agent types: Active Directory, LDAP, RADIUS, RSA, Active Directory Password Sync, and IWA. For example, users can install multiple Active Directory agents to ensure that the integration is robust and highly available across geographic locations. integration.

Depending on the size and complexity of your Okta AD integration, you will work your way through select topics based on whether or not they apply to your environment and how familiar you already are with Okta. Some topics may apply to all integrations, such as installing the agent. Others are more applicable for larger enterprise customers, for example disaster recovery.

Table of contents

Before you install: considerations and best practice

Install the Okta AD agent