Universal Directory

One enterprise directory service for all your users, groups and devices

up to 5x

faster IT integration of acquired businesses


helpdesk calls for AD
password resets


saved by eliminating on-prem LDAP or ADFS maintenance

Get a single, consolidated view of every user

Multiple identity sources. One view.

For the many companies who have multiple identity sources with different types of users, such as contractors, partners, customers and acquired companies’ employees, a central enterprise directory service is a necessity.

Okta Universal Directory is a DaaS (Directory as a Service) that provides a single view across all these groups with AD and LDAP directory integrations and out-of-the-box connections with HR systems like Workday, SaaS apps like G Suite, CSV files, and third-party identity providers.

Centralise user management

Create, delete and manage user accounts with ease using Okta’s flexible user management system

Consistent user management

Stitch together user profiles from multiple identity sources, modify user attributes across sources, and manage user lifecycle states.

Central and secure policy engine

Boost security by setting consistent user access policies with a central policy engine. Create policies based on unique user contexts such as user location, IP, device, group membership, and more, and enforce these policies with any combination of MFA factors.

Streamlined password management

Manage passwords and enforce password policy with Okta Universal Directory. Customise group-based password policies, enforce AD and LDAP password policies and enable self-service password resets to relieve burden for your IT helpdesk.

A cloud directory to get your cloud afloat

Trying to reduce your dependency on AD and LDAP? Store your users in the cloud.

Plenty of room for every user

With a cloud directory, you can store an unlimited number of users, including non-traditional users like contractors or temp workers. Store an unlimited number of custom attributes along with credentials and app assignments. You can even store device information.

Monitoring, reporting and exporting

Get a real-time syslog to troubleshoot and address security issues immediately. Use pre-built reporting to see how end users use apps and services. And easily download or export your data to CSVs, sync it with SIEMs or access it via API.

Cloud-based LDAP authentication

A cloud-based directory eliminates the need for a local LDAP authentication with the LDAP Interface. Direct your existing LDAP-dependent applications to Okta using standard LDAP protocols. Then users can authenticate against Universal Directory secured by MFA.

We have real-time sync set up. Any time you need an attribute change, we can do it in Workday and it real-time syncs down into Okta, which pushes it out to all our systems.

Mike Hincks

Director of IT Infrastructure

Universal Directory Pricing



per user, per month

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