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Create an Okta account for your organization

We’re currently rolling out changes that affect the content on this page. From your organization at admin.atlassian.com, if the Users list and Groups list are under the Directory tab, you have the improved user management experience. We’ll note changes for the improved experience in the content below.

A diagram of an new admin.atlassian.com view that shows a new Directory tab instead of Users and Groups

An identity provider gives your company one system where you can manage all employee user identities for your cloud products. If your company currently manages users from an Active Directory, an identity provider also makes it possible to sync user identities to their Atlassian accounts.

If you don’t have an identity provider, we made it easy to sign up for and automatically connect Okta (a common 3rd-party identity provider) to your Atlassian cloud products. When you have an Okta account, you can enable SAML single sign-on and user provisioning for your Atlassian organization.

When you create an Okta account from your Atlassian organization, you get a free production-ready identity provider. You only have to pay for your Okta account if you connect it to non-Atlassian products. To learn more about Okta Cloud Connect, see more details on Okta’s website.

To create a free Okta account:

  1. Go to admin.atlassian.com. Select your organization if you have more than one.

  2. Select Directory > User provisioning or Security > SAML single sign-on.
    This step is different if you have the improved user management experience.

    • Select Settings > User provisioning.

    • Select Security > SAML single sign-on.

  3. From the Don’t have an identity provider? panel in the top-right, click Sign up for a free Okta account.

  4. From the Okta Cloud Connect screen, enter your details to fill out the form, then click the Create your free Okta account button.

When your account is successfully created, you’ll get a screen that says We created your Okta account. From there, you can log in directly to Okta to manage your account.

If you have an Active Directory, your next steps are to install the Okta Active Directory agent and import your Active Directory users and groups into Okta. Learn about how to configure the Okta Active Directory agent.

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