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Tau LiangTau Liang 

create a service account programatically

A beginner's question, I have a lot of backend services, and I want them be able to authenticate with Okta using a service account. The issue is that i have tons of them and doing it manually will be a lot of work, is there an API for creating service accounts? 

https://developer.okta.com/docs/api/resources/apps

Thanks,

Radu GalanRadu Galan (Okta, Inc.)
All Admin accounts used for API access/provisioning or to access the Admin Portal don't go trough SAML by design.These accounts are have access trough the username/password auth system.
For example in G Suite only an admin account can login to admin.google.com with the username and password, any other user will be redirected to Okta for authentication.
Also please review the below Adminstrator Roles API documentation
https://developer.okta.com/docs/api/resources/roles#assign-role-to-user