Get Started with Okta

When you first begin to configure your Okta orgThe Okta container that represents a real-world organization., it can be challenging to know where to start.

To guide you through the first steps, the Get Started guide provides a list of 5 key tasks you will need to complete to get your Okta org up and running. When you first sign on, the Get Started guide is highlighted in your Okta AdminAn abbreviation of administrator. This is the individual(s) who have access to the Okta Administrator Dashboard. They control the provisioning and deprovisioning of end users, the assigning of apps, the resetting of passwords, and the overall end user experience. Only administrators have the Administration button on the upper right side of the My Applications page. Console.

You can also access the guide in your Okta Admin Console by navigating to Dashboard > Getting Started.

The guide will step you through these tasks:

  1. Bringing some users into Okta from Active DirectoryActive Directory (AD) is a directory service that Microsoft developed for the Windows domain networks. It is included in most Windows Server operating systems as a set of processes and services. Initially, Active Directory was only in charge of centralized domain management. or 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.
  2. Setting up Single Sign On for your first 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..
  3. Adding another admin user.
  4. Selecting MFA factors.
  5. Creating a sign on policy that requires MFA for your users.

There is a documentation link for each task to help you through the steps.

When you complete a task, a check mark appears beside the task to indicate it is complete. Once all five tasks are complete, the Get Started option no longer displays on the main menu bar.

The Get Started guide steps you through five key tasks.