Get started with Active Directory integration

Start here if you're new to Okta Active DirectoryActive Directory (AD) is a directory service that Microsoft developed for the Windows domain networks. It is included in most Windows Server operating systems as a set of processes and services. Initially, Active Directory was only in charge of centralized domain management. integrations, you want to review integration prerequisites and known issues, you want help planning your integration, or you want to quickly locate support information.

If you're reviewing this information, it's likely that your enterprise uses Microsoft Active Directory (AD) as the authoritative user directory that governs access to email, file sharing, and other business applications. In all likelihood, you're also using Software as a Service (SaaS) applications that are not integrated with Active Directory and finding it increasingly difficult managing all of your user accounts. Managing multiple separate user directories is not only inefficient, it also exposes your enterprise to increased security risk. Okta Active Directory integration helps your enterprise seamlessly integrate your SaaS applications and your Active Directory instance with Okta.

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