Get started with LDAP integration
Start here if you're new to Okta LDAP integrations, you want to review integration prerequisites and known issues, you want help planning your integration, or you want to quickly locate support information.
Enterprise applications such as Customer Relationship Management (CRM), human resources, and email use the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) internet protocol to authenticate users and retrieve information from network servers. LDAP is a critical component of your enterprise and it is likely that significant time and money has been spent integrating your applications, network tools, servers, and devices with LDAP. As your enterprise grows, the need for a centralized user authentication and management solution becomes critical. The Okta LDAP agent allows delegated authentication to an on-premises LDAP server, meaning end users can authenticate to Okta using their local LDAP credentials without replicating those credentials into the cloud. The Okta LDAP agent can also make Okta the main source of truth for your enterprise. This solution can be implemented without the need for additional servers or firewall changes.