Add an Okta group for an Access Gateway application

Groups are used to control access to the resources of protected applications. All Access Gateway applications require at least one group to represent resources being protected in your Okta tenant. Complex policies may require multiple groups.

A group is a logical container for the users associated with an application.

It's a best practice to use groups to organize user access to Access Gateway apps. You can create groups specific to the apps, or reuse existing groups. See Users, groups, and profiles.

To define a group in your Okta org:

  1. In the Admin Console, go to DirectoryGroups.
  2. Click Add Group.
  3. Complete the fields in the Add group dialog.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Add the people to the group who should have access to the app.