Get started with CSV directory integration

Start here if you're new to Okta CSV directory integrations, you want to review integration prerequisites, or you want to quickly locate support information.

The CSV directory integration is a lightweight out-of-the-box option that lets you build custom integrations for on-premises systems using the Okta On-Premises 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. 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..

Organizations commonly use CSV files containing user identities. Using the agent, Okta can ingest these files on a recurring basis, importing users and their attributes into Okta. You can expect all the functionality available in other Okta profile masters such as Workday or 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., which includes scheduled imports, attribute level mastering, matching rules, and a rich profile of user attributes.