Everything Identity and Access Management leveraging OKTA technology
Okta Workflows (https://www.okta.com/au/platform/workflows/) makes it easy to automate identity processes at scale – without writing code. Use if-this-then-that logic, Okta’s pre-built connector library, and the ability to connect to any publicly available API to enable anyone to innovate with Okta.
Okta Workflows can be used in many identity use cases, covering workforce, IGA/PAM and consumer IAM. It fills the gap where out-of-the-box functionality can’t address a need, and an obvious area for blog articles. A lot of great information, like how-to guides, can be found in the help documentation: https://help.okta.com/wf/en-us/Content/Topics/Workflows/workflows-main.htm.
Also, there’s some brilliant material on https://maxkatz.net/ (Max is part of the Okta Product Acceleration Team focusing on Okta Workflows).
This page links to all the Workflows articles on this site.
A common request asked is how to look at past access request events. Currently you can see the results of the requests in the Okta System Log and also in the Okta Identity Governance (OIG) Access Requests admin console. This article will explore these. Article contents: This is still an early release product, so expect … Continue reading Historical Reporting of OIG Access Requests→
Event Hooks are outbound calls from Okta, sent when specified events occur in your tenant. They take the form of HTTPS REST calls to a URL you specify, encapsulating information about the events in JSON objects in the request body. These calls from Okta are meant to be used as triggers for process flows within … Continue reading Event Hook Filtering and Okta Workflows→
Okta Workflows makes it easy to automate identity processes at scale – without writing code. Use if-this-then-that logic, Okta’s pre-built connector library, and the ability to connect to any publicly available API to enable anyone to innovate with Okta. Workflows templates provide flow builders with pre-built, configurable flows for common identity automation use cases. Flogrammers can … Continue reading Manage Short Term Users with Okta Workflows→
Okta Workflows makes it easy to automate identity processes at scale – without writing code. Using the if-this-then-that logic, Okta’s pre-built connector library and the ability to connect to any publicly available API, anyone can innovate with Okta. Okta’s Workflows Connector Builder is a no-code development tool for creating connectors on the Workflows platform. It leverages … Continue reading Okta Workflows Connector Builder→
I was recently asked about reporting, and possibly recertification, of inactive accounts in Okta. We can run reports in Okta on Okta profile states to find inactive users. We also have an Okta Workflows template to find and report on Okta users who haven’t accessed Okta in a period of time. But what about application … Continue reading Inactive Application Account Reporting with Okta Workflows→
Implementation of Separation of Duties controls is often an Identity Governance requirement. Whilst SoD controls will find their way into the Okta Identity Governance product at some point, they can be implemented today using the Okta Identity Cloud data model and Okta Workflows. This article provides a sample implementation. Article contents: Introduction A common requirement … Continue reading Separation of Duties (SoD) With Okta Workflows→
This article explores how standard Okta self-service access requests and Okta Workflows can be used to implement Just-In-Time access to Okta Advanced Server Access. It assumes some understanding of Okta, Okta Workflows and Okta Advanced Server Access objects and capabilities. Article contents: Just-In-Time Access with Okta Advanced Server Access A common request with Okta Advanced … Continue reading ASA PreAuthorization with Okta Workflows→
This article provides an approach to implementing continuous (re)certification using Okta Workflows. It discusses the concept and then walks through the sample implementation. Article contents: IGA, Certification and Continuous Certification A key focus for Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) implementations is access certification (aka recertification or attestation). The aim of this is to periodically validate … Continue reading Continuous Certification with Okta Workflows→
A key aspect of identity governance is being able to see “who has access to what”. Within Okta you have visibility to user-to-group and user-to-application mappings (i.e. the associations that Okta is managing). These are often called coarse-grained entitlements. But what about the fine-grained entitlements that are normally defined and managed within an application, such … Continue reading Fine-Grained Entitlement Reporting with Workflows→