Define Custom Application Attributes

Okta User Profiles and Attributes

Okta tenants provide a variety of attribute functionality which are provided to Access gateway using the IDP datasource.
Within your Okta tenant, for a given Universal Directory you can:

  • Store rich profiles of user attributes in Okta.
  • Customize these profiles with custom attributes.
  • Bi-directionally map and move attributes from Okta and applications.
  • Transform attributes prior to storing or moving with a powerful expression language.

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Before You Begin

  • Ensure you have administrator rights on your Okta tenant and can assign attributes to users


Define a Custom Attribute In Okta

  1. In a new tab, navigate to your Okta org and sign in as an administrator.

  2. In the Admin Console, go to Directory >Profile Editor.

  3. In the Actions column, click Profile.
  4. Click + Add Attribute to add a custom attribute used to send header information through the Sample Header Application.
  5. Enter a Display name and an appropriate Variable name. For example, the display name can be , for example, Gender and the variable can be gender. Click Save.
  6. In the Admin Console, go to Directory > People.
  7. Select your account under the Person & Username column.
  8. Click the Profile tab, and click Edit.
  9. Go to the new attribute, in this example Gender, and enter a corresponding value.
  10. Click Save.


Related topics

  • How you can integrate directories into your Okta tenant, see Integrations.
  • How to extend and customize user profiles, see Work with user profiles and attributes.