Okta (API Service Integration)

Okta provides cloud software that helps companies manage and secure user authentication into applications, and for developers to build identity controls into applications, website web services, and devices.

Okta is a valuable source for discovery as it provides not only the ability to discover services and users but also to discover employee and department data.

Integration details


Integration categories

  • Single Sign-on & CASB System
  • HRIS


Authentication mechanism

  • API

Discovery Capabilities

With this integration to Okta, we determine the scope and the entities we pull to help you discover all your services and the subsequent information.

Available entitiesProductEntity descriptionOkta resource(s)
New servicesEAM, SMPService discovery is the process of automatically identifying services and applications. All discovered services are added to SMP automatically.Apps

System log
UsersSMPUsers represent all discovered people who use a specific SaaS.Users
EmployeesSMPEmployees are discovered to get a complete overview of all employees of an organization and enrich the data for each discovered user.Employees
DepartmentsSMPDepartments represent the organisational structure of an organization relate to employees. This data is used to identify where in the organization which SaaS is used.Departments

Set up Okta

To integrate OKTA as a discovery integration you need to enable LeanIX SMP API service integration in the OKTA admin panel.

To do so follow these steps:

  1. Open Okta admin panel and go to Applications > API Service Integrations and click Add Integration
  2. Select LeanIX on the list and click Next at the bottom of the page.
  3. Okta automatically selects and present the required permission. You can review them and click on Install & Authorize.
  4. Copy the Client Secret and click Done.
  5. Copy Okta Domain and Client ID.

Integrate Okta with LeanIX

After creating the Okta credentials please follow the next steps:

  1. In LeanIX SMP: Navigate to Settings > Discover Integrations > Add integration, find Okta and click Connect.
  2. Select Name of the Integration and click Next.
  3. Select capabilities you want to enable and click Next.
  4. Input credentials you generated on the Okta admin portal.
  5. Click Finish and wait for the connection to be established.