Work with the Admin component

An admin is a user or user group that has granted admin permissions.

A common use case is that you have a user who needs to perform admin duties. You need to grant them the required permissions and constrain those permissions to a resource set. You can follow any of the following methods to create an admin role assignment.

Third-party admins

Super admins can mark their delegated admins as third-party admins by using any of the following ways:

  • From the user or group's profile page:

    1. Go to the Admin permissions tab and click Edit assigned admin privileges.

    2. On the Administrator assignment by admin page, select the Exclude admin from receiving all admin-related communications checkbox.

  • From the Overview tab or the Admins tab:

    1. Click Add Administrator.

    2. On the Administrator assignment by admin page, select the Exclude admin from receiving all admin-related communications checkbox.

To view the third-party admin column in the Admin role assignment report, select the Manage third-party admins checkbox on the Settings > Account page.

Note.

You can mark delegated admins with custom admin roles as third-party admins. This ensures that when custom admin roles can support third-party admins, these admins aren't provisioned to Okta Support.

Admin-specific tasks

Create an admin role assignment using an admin