Schedule Active Directory user imports

Use the schedule import setting to define how often you want Okta to import users from AD. Select Do not import new users to leverage scheduled imports to keep user profiles and groupsGroups allow you to organize your end users and the apps they can access. Assigning apps to large sets of end users is made easier with groups. in sync without importing new users from your directory. Use it when you only want to create new users in Okta via JIT, not via imports, yet continue to use imports to sync groups. When Do not import new users is selected as the scheduled import option for your AD instance, incorrect or NULL values are returned when using a manager or assistant expression. To view the list of manager and assistant expressions, see Okta Expression Language.



Following a successful import, under specific conditions Okta automatically sends an email to designated administrators. The email details the number of users and groups scanned, added, updated, or removed during the import. Okta only sends the email if the scan detects any new users or groups, or changes to any existing user profile or group membership.

  1. 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 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. and open the AD instance.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Scroll to the Import and ProvisioningProvisioning is the enterprise-wide configuration, deployment, and management of multiple types of IT system resources. Specifically, provisioning provides users access to equipment, software, or services. This involves creating, maintaining and deactivating required business process automation objects and attributes in systems, directories, and applications. section.

  4. Select the import frequency at the Schedule import field.
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page. Click Save Settings.