Secrets are encrypted key-value pairs that can be used to store sensitive information, like usernames, passwords, API tokens, keys, or any string value. You can implement Access Requests for accessing secrets to help comply with security standards and regulations. Using secrets helps you securely store your confidential data and reduce the risk of unauthorized access.

How secrets work in Okta Privileged Access

  1. Resource admin creates an organization structure by establishing a hierarchy of top-level secret folders to manage secrets. See Secret folders.

  2. Security administrators create policies that permit access to secrets and nested secrets within the hierarchy. See Create or update a security policy

  3. Okta Privileged Access users can create, read, update, or delete secrets within the top-level folder they've been granted access to, using either the user interface or CLI. See Create and manage secrets

Related topics


Secret folders

Secret permissions

Create and manage secrets (End user)