Add an Okta group for an Access Gateway application

All Access Gateway applications require one or more groups. These groups are used to grant or deny access to the protected applications resources. You must define one or more groups representing the sections of your application being protected in your Okta tenant. When a complex policy is required, multiple groups may be required.

During this task we will define a group using the Okta console, within your Okta org, that can be associated with an Access Gateway application.

Groups are logical containers for the users associated with an application.

Adding an Okta org group is a common task when creating Access Gateway applications and is considered a best practice.
If there's a group that's appropriate for the new application, it can be reused.

To define groups within your Okta org:

  1. Sign in to your Okta tenant as an administrator.
  2. In the Admin Console, go to Directory > Groups.
  3. Click Add Group.
  4. Complete the fields in the Add group dialog and click Save.
  5. Add people to the group. See Users, groups, and profiles.