Active Directory integration workflow

A workflow is a collection of tasks that you complete in sequence to integrate your 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) instance with Okta. The tasks that you complete are listed in the following table.

Task Description Related Topic(s)

Plan your AD integration

To avoid complications, review the prerequisites and known issues.

Get started with Active Directory integration

Install 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. Download the Okta AD agent on the host server. Install the Okta Active Directory agent

Configure AD import and account settings

Define how and when user data is exchanged with Okta.

Configure Active Directory import and account settings

Configure AD provisioning settings

Define how and where user accounts are created.

Configure Active Directory provisioning settings

Manage users 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. As the needs of your orgThe Okta container that represents a real-world organization. change, configure the import and account settings to specify how and when user accounts are imported into Okta.

Manage Active Directory users and groups

Work with user profiles and attributes