Identity Engine upgrade overview

Identity Engine offers new capabilities to help businesses solve complex identity use cases. If you're interested in upgrading from Classic Engine, talk to your Okta account team. Okta assistance is a requirement for the upgrade process.

If your org is eligible to upgrade, refer to these checklists to ensure that the upgrade is successful. Then, start exploring what's new in Identity Engine.

What you can expect

The Identity Engine upgrade consists of a few steps that are managed by Okta:

  • Okta provides support documentation.

  • In most cases, you can upgrade your org’s preview environments first and test the changes with users.

  • You can make slight modifications to prepare your org for upgrade. This typically means turning off deprecated or unsupported features in Classic Engine.

  • After the upgrade, Okta provides a list of best practices on how to test your Identity Engine org.

  • Your existing features and products are carried over during the upgrade process.

Resource Description
Pre-upgrade checklist Before your org upgrades to Identity Engine, there are configurations you must set up or modify.
Post-upgrade checklist

After your org upgrades, validate these features to ensure that your org performs as expected.

Feature changes When you're ready to start using Identity Engine, configure new features for your org.

Use these resources to get started and learn more about the upgrade.

Resource Description
Okta Identity Engine Overview of Identity Engine, including benefits, capabilities, and more.

Developer documentation

Identity Engine documentation for developers.


Features and functionality that changed or aren't longer supported in Identity Engine.

Identity Engine upgrade FAQ

Frequently asked questions and answers about the Identity Engine upgrade.