Okta Lifecycle Management User Provisioning
The Okta Lifecycle Management User ProvisioningProvisioning is the enterprise-wide configuration, deployment, and management of multiple types of IT system resources. Specifically, provisioning provides users access to equipment, software, or services. This involves creating, maintaining and deactivating required business process automation objects and attributes in systems, directories, and applications. User Guide contains best-practice information meant to acquaint you with the concepts and functions of Okta Provisioning and how this tool can benefit your organization.
Here, you'll learn about the power of Okta Lifecycle Management and how it can help you provision, update, and deprovision user accounts more efficiently and securely.
The user guide describes Okta Provisioning in a simple, easy-to-understand workflow. It starts with adding an appAn abbreviation of application. Essentially, it is a web-based site used to perform any number of specific tasks, and requires authentication from end users by signing in. to Okta. Next, is configuring the app for provisioning and then giving users access to it. The workflow also includes the deactivation and re-activation of user accounts within an app.
To ensure your understanding of Okta Provisioning, exercises surrounding best practices are provided. These exercises are divided into two groupsGroups allow you to organize your end users and the apps they can access. Assigning apps to large sets of end users is made easier with groups.: One for provisioning a new app and the other for an app for which SSOAn acronym for single sign-on. In a SSO system, a user logs in once to the system and can access multiple systems without being prompted to sign in for each one. Okta is a cloud-based SSO platform that allows users to enter one name and password to access multiple applications. Users can access all of their web applications, both behind the firewall and in the cloud, with a single sign in. Okta provides a seamless experience across PCs, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. is enabled. While the exercises are based on simple, best practices, alternative steps are provided when pertinent.
The CRM app, Salesforce, is the example app used in this guide.
- Background information
- Okta Provisioning
- Give it a try: Set up Okta Provisioning for a new app
- Give it a try: Set up Okta Provisioning for an existing SSO-enabled app