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Admin User Interface Improvements
Published: Mar 2, 2015   -   Updated: Jun 22, 2018

The Okta Admin UI has a new look with design improvements to modernize the visual design and to align the style with the latest end-user UI. The new UI features custom fonts, a new font-based icon set for better scaling on retina displays, single-level navigation, and a cleaner, more open layout. There are no major functionality changes. A major goal was to make the Admin UI more beautiful–Okta believes that beauty improves usability.

The most significant change is the new single-level navigation that adds drop menus for secondary items. The drop menus allow direct access to secondary pages and replace the second line of menus that appeared below the main menu bar.

Additionally, there are some label changes in the navigation that coincide with the release of Universal Directory and Okta Mobility Management. The following label changes are part of the new UI.

  • ​​People is now called Directory.
  • Directories is now called Directory Integrations.
    Note: The path to Active Directory instances is now Directory > Directory Integrations.
  • Devices is now under Directory.

These changes are scheduled to appear in production the week of March 9, 2015. We hope you like the changes as much as we do!  

The following three examples are from the new UI.

  • New drop menu navigation with updated labels

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  • The People list with the new layout

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  • The Universal Directory screen

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