About Universal Directory and user profiles


Universal Directory (UD) delivers rich user profiles and fine-grained control over how attributes flow between applications. This enhancement makes it easier for organizations to create and maintain a single source of truth for its users, enabling new authentication and provisioning scenarios.

Warning: Universal Directory and the accompanying Profile Editor features are very powerful options. The alteration of profiles and mappings can have unintended effects in downstream apps — please be cautious when making such changes. Note that when an attribute in a user's profile triggers an update, Okta updates the user's entire profile in the application.

Using Universal Directory

The following explains Universal Directory features, configuration of features, and use-cases. Topics include






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