Register into Athenian through Okta

Athenian provides SSO integration with Okta as an IdP. To enable it, you need to setup a few things up from your side.

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Written by Waren Long
Updated over a week ago

What you will need

  • Okta as your identity management provider.

  • An Okta user with permissions to create Application Installations.

Process overview

  1. Add Athenian as a new Application Integration to Okta via OpenID Connect

  2. Authorization Server Settings & Testing

  3. Provide Athenian the details about the Okta App and Auth Server

1. Add Athenian as Application Integration to Okta

1.1. Create a new application

In Okta, navigate via the left menu to Applications -> Applications and click Add Application.

Then Create New App.

In the modal, select the options:

  • Platform: Web

  • Sign on method: OpenID Connect

Then, fill in the fields according to the details below:

1.2. Configure the application created

Once you save the settings, you will be directed to the new application settings screen. Select the General tab and Edit the General Settings accordingly.

Allow the following grant types.

And fill in the following field:

Afterward, switch to the Okta API Scopes tab and Grant the following three permissions:

  • okta.users.manage.self



1.3. Assign users to the application

Then go to the Assignments tab and Assign Users and/or User Groups that will have access to Athenian.

Note: Athenian users assigned here are unlimited and do not count towards your billing.

1.4. Take note of the Client Credentials

Finally take note of the Client Credentials in a secure place, as we'll need those to finalize the integration on Athenian's side:

Congratulations! You are done with the 1st step of setting up Okta for Athenian. The next step is testing the new application against your Authorization Server.

2. Authorization Server Settings & Testing

2.1. Take note of Authorization Server Settings

Still, in Okta, navigate via the left menu to Security -> API. In the Authorization Servers tab, click on the name of your Authorization Server.

Now in the Settings panel, take note of the following details in a secure place, as we'll need those to finalize the integration on Athenian's side:

  • Name

  • Audience

  • Issuer

  • Metadata URI

2.2 Test the Authorization Server

Now it’s time to test if your Athenian + Okta integration has successfully been set up. Switch to the Token Preview tab and fill out the following values:

  • OAuth/OIDC client: Athenian

  • Grant type: Authorization Code

  • User: Pick a user you have previously assigned to Athenian

  • Scopes: openid, profile

Press Preview Token, and if the integration has been successful you should see a similar response.

3. Share the details of the App and Auth Server with Athenian team

In order to complete the integration with Okta, we need you to provide us the following details:

  • Client Credentials (ClientID + Client Secret)

  • Authorization Server Settings (Name + Audience + Issuer + Metadata URI)

Congratulations! You have successfully integrated your Okta with Athenian.

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