Add or remove custom directory schema attributes

You can only add attributes to the Okta directory profile if the attributes already exist in Active Directory. Okta first does a schema discovery to populate the list of available attributes. For Okta to discover the attribute, it must be added to an object within the directory user object hierarchy: a user object, a parent object, or an auxiliary object.

When schema discovery finishes, you’ll get a list of the attributes that Okta has the permissions to discover in the directory.

  1. In the Admin Console, go to Directory > Profile Editor.
  2. Click Directories in the FILTERS list.
  3. For the directory that you want to modify, click Profile in the Actions column.
  4. Click Add Attribute.
  5. Select attributes in the Pick Schema Attributes dialog, and click Save.

  6. Optional. To remove a custom attribute, select Custom in the FILTERS list, click X for the attribute, and click Delete Attribute.