Password synchronization helps you coordinate and manage user passwords and makes sure a user’s Active Directory (AD) password and their Okta password always match. With password synchronization, your users use a single password to access applications and devices.
You can synchronize passwords from Okta to AD or from AD to Okta. The password synchronization methodology you choose is determined by which directory you are using currently to authenticate and provision users. To synchronize passwords from Okta to AD, you enable Sync Password on the Okta Admin Console Provisioning page. To synchronize passwords from AD to Okta, you install the Okta AD Password Sync Agent on all integrated domain controllers in your domain.