About Universal Directory and user profiles


Universal DirectoryUniversal Directory enables you to store an unlimited amount of users and attributes from applications and sources like AD or HR systems. Any type of attributes are supported including linked-objects, sensitive attributes, and pre-defines lists. All of it accessible by all apps in our OIN catalog, over LDAP or via API. (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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