Import Active Directory users on demand
Manually import 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. (AD) users when new users are added or removed, or their information changes.
- 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 > Directory Integrations > Active Directory.
- Click the Import tab.
- Click Import Now.
- Select an import type:
- Incremental import — Only imports AD users that were created or updated since your last import. Matching rules are only evaluated on these users. This is the type of import performed by scheduled imports.
- Full import — Imports all new and existing AD users. Matching rules are evaluated on all unconfirmed users. This is the type of import that occurs the first time you integrate Okta with AD. Deleted users, and users moved out of the Organizational Unit (OUAn acronym of Organizational Unit. Organizational units are Active Directory containers into which you can place users, groups, computers, and other organizational units. It is the smallest scope or unit to which you can assign Group Policy settings or delegate administrative authority.), are deactivated in Okta only during Full Imports.
- Click Import.
AD users are imported and a summary of the number of imported users and groups appears.
- Click OK.