What’s New in Okta Workflows? Backup to GitHub and 17 New System Log Events

The Okta Workflows team has released new features to help you build and customize Workflow and Automatons. Read on for details about these two new capabilities: 

  • Flow backup to GitHub or Google Drive
  • 17 new Workflows events in the System Log

Flow backup to GitHub and Google Drive

Flow backup allows Workflows builders to export flows and folders in Workflows, then back them up to GitHub or Google Drive. 

It’s now possible to create a commit and submit a pull request, all within a flow. Workflows builders can automate backing up their flows and folders into a GitHub repository or on Google Drive. There’s no longer any need to manually export, then upload flow files as part of a version control process. 

Here’s how:

  1. Click Add function
  2. Choose Flows to backup one flow or Folders to back up a folder, as shown below:


New functions for flow and folder backup


Folder Backup

Saving a flow to a Google Drive folder


You can schedule to run this flow automatically. Once a day, for example. Or, you can run it manually by clicking the Test button. Either way, this new capability will help with automated flows or with folders used for backup. 

Google drive folder

A flow from GitHub versioning template


Interested in trying it out now? Use this new template to get started. 

17 new Workflows events in the Okta Workflows System Log

Workflows System Log messages allow Workflows builders to see 17 new Workflows events under Reports > System Log

This allows builders to search events and create reports from a single location. With this update, builders can track create, read, update, and delete operations for flows, tables, and connections within Workflows.


System Log events


To view its details, just click an event as shown below.

detailed table

Viewing event details

What’s next? 

And, as an early preview, there are plans to introduce a version management feature in Workflows. This advancement would allow builders to create versions of their flows with the option to natively rollback to previous ones.

More tips and tricks

If you’d like to dig deeper, check out my blog, where you’ll find even more educational resources. For lessons on Workflows and Automations, start with these: