SCIM integration with Okta

Adding Forest Admin to Okta from the preconfigured app (recommended)

Supported features

  • Provisioning users from Okta to Forest Admin

  • Updating user role, permission level, and tags from Okta to Forest Admin: Enabling SCIM will disable user editing from Forest Admin.

  • Deleting user in Forest Admin when user is removed from Forest Admin app in Okta.

  • SCIM Groups are used to assign users to teams.


  • userName is following an email format and is readonly after creation

  • firstName and lastName are also readonly after creation


In order to enable Okta SCIM to manage your Forest Admin users you must:

Adding the Forest Admin app

Go to the Applications tab, then click "Browse App Catalog":

Select "Forest Admin"

Give your application a label. Keep in mind this app will be linked to a single Forest Admin project. You may want to configure multiple apps if you want to activate SCIM provisioning on several projects.

Authenticating Okta in Forest Admin

Go to your Forest Admin project settings and enable the User provisioning feature: this will automatically generate a token that you will need to paste into your Okta app:​

Paste your token in the API Token field in the Integration tab:​​​​

Configuring the app

You may then proceed to configure your app:

Managing mapping rules

Create mapping rules to automatically provide values to mandatory parameters teams, role, and permissionLevel, and optionally tags. If you don’t create mapping rules, you will have to provide these values manually for each user provisioned.

  • permissionLevel (string): should match any of admin, developer, editor, or user.

  • role (string): should match exactly an existing role in the project.

  • tags (optional string): key/value pairs, separated with a semicolon. ex: "regions:France,Italie;job:developer"

Beware of selecting the right mapping direction: Okta to Forest Admin

Adding custom user attributes

You may want to add custom user attributes to base your mapping rules on. To do so, go in the global user profile in Directory > profile editor.

Managing teams with SCIM groups

Groups allow you to create mapping rules between Okta groups and Forest Admin teams.

First, go to the Directory tab and on the Groups section, ensure that you defined a group in Okta for each team in Forest Admin. You can also create teams in Forest Admin directly from Okta.

Then go to the Forest Admin App in Okta and click on the "Push groups" tab.

Click on "Refresh App Groups" then "Push Groups" and select "Find groups by name". Type in the name of any group you want to link with a Forest Admin team.

You can then map the Okta group with an existing Forest Admin team or create a new team with the same name.

Warning: when you link a group from Okta to a Forest Admin team, the Forest Admin team will be renamed to match the group name, unless you disable this option (see below).

To prevent Okta from renaming your Forest Admin teams, you can disable groups renaming in the app settings.


  • I cannot create or update a user Please check that

    • the permissionLevel of this user is either admin, editor, user or developer

    • the role of this user matches one role that you have already defined in Forest Admin (example: Operations)

  • I have made changes in the Okta app that I don't see reflected in Forest Admin

    • Some updates can take some time. You should allow a couple minutes before the synchronization finishes

  • My agent keeps restarting

    • Some updates (for instance related to teams) are susceptible to updating your rendering, therefore your agent will have to restart. This is a normal part of Forest Admin behavior.

If you still cannot enable SCIM, don't hesitate to ask for help on our Community forum

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