Configure the Okta Java LDAP Agent

To integrate Okta with your LDAPLightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is a lightweight client-server protocol for accessing directory services, specifically X.500-based directory services. LDAP runs over TCP/IP or other connection oriented transfer services. directory, install and configure the Okta Java LDAP 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.. LDAP integration allows end usersIn Okta literature, we generally refer to "end users" as the people who have their own Okta home page (My Applications), using apps to authenticate into all of their apps. End users do not have any administrative control. When we refer to "users" we are generally referring to the individual(s) who have administrative control. to authenticate to Okta using their LDAP credentials without replicating those credentials into the cloud. In addition, Okta can import user accounts and attributes into the cloud service to improve performance and support complex scenarios. Okta’s LDAP integration helps organizations leverage current identity directory investments when controlling access to Okta-protected resources.



This completes your LDAP directory integration. By default, delegated authentication and JIT provisioning are configured, so you do not need to import users. Okta imports users when they sign into their Okta home pages (for example,

What's Next

Now that you have installed the Okta LDAP agent and successfully integrated with LDAP, your next step is to map your LDAP attributes to their corresponding Okta user profile attributes. For information about Profile Attributes and Mappings, see Profile Editor and Profile Mapping.

Related Topics

Uninstall or re-install the Okta LDAP agent

LDAP configuration parameters

LDAP agent configuration changes

Okta LDAP agent log information