Create a custom user type

You can create up to 9 custom user types. You must have super or org admin permissions to create custom user types. Once a user type is created, other admins are able to add properties and mappings, similar to working with the default Okta user type.

You should have a good understanding of Universal Directory, Profile Editor, attributes, custom attributes, and attribute mappings.

Super or org admin permissions are required to create custom user types.

  1. In the Admin Console, go to Directory > Profile Editor.
  2. Click Create Okta User Type.
  3. In the Create Okta User Type dialog box, complete these fields:
    • Display Name - Enter a name for the user type. For example, Contractor or Student. There is a 50 character limit.
    • Variable name - Accept the auto-generated value, or enter a value.
  4. Click Save.

The new user type appears in the profile editor. Click Profile to edit the profile attributes.

To change the user type Display name, click Edit, enter a new value, and click Save Profile. You cannot change the variable name .

User type attributes and mappings are managed in the same way as the default Okta user profile.