Okta Basics Curriculum: Configure Universal Directory and User Profiles
Many companies have multiple identity sources with different types of users, such as contractors, partners, customers, and acquired companies’ employees.
Okta Universal Directory provides a single view across all these groups with AD and LDAP directory integrations and out-of-the-box connections with HR systems like Workday, SaaS apps like G Suite, CSV files, and third-party identity providers.
There’s a good architecture whitepaper here that is worth reviewing to get to know Okta’s directory integration better.
We’ve covered universal directory and creating user profiles in a few previous posts, but as a recap, Okta allows you to extend user, application, and directory-level profiles from various sources so they can be managed via Okta if the admins want to.