Active Directory integration implementation options

How you implement your 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. (AD) integration is dependent on the size of your organization, your business requirements, and the scopeA scope is an indication by the client that it wants to access some resource. of your deployment. There are two options:

You can adjust your configuration options and make changes as your implementation evolves. These topics can help you plan your implementation:

These diagrams illustrate the two most common AD integration scenarios.

AD single forest and single domainA domain is an attribute of an Okta organization. Okta uses a fully-qualified domain name, meaning it always includes the top-level domain (.com, .eu, etc.), but does not include the protocol (https). deployment

AD single forest and multiple domain deployment

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