Install and configure the Okta Active Directory (AD) agent

This topic walks you through the install and initial configuration options for the 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.. You can change these settings any time as you refine your Okta configuration.

Before installing the Okta AD agent, make sure your AD data is cleansed to avoid duplicates and bad formats, and to ensure that the import process is clean and that your Okta data is normalized.

Note: The AD appAn abbreviation of application. Essentially, it is a web-based site used to perform any number of specific tasks, and requires authentication from end users by signing in. user profile schema requires both the first and last name. Therefore, while you can create an Okta mastered user without first or last name, you cannot import an AD user into Okta without first and last name.




Optional Tasks


What's next?

After you have installed the Okta AD agent and completed the basic configuration steps above, your next steps are to: