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Lawrence SmithLawrence Smith 

Can I change an okta users username?

Hi guys, 
working on setting up Workday as a master and trying to work out how to set the username. 

Essentailly, email address' will not be in Workday. it will be created in Google Apps when that app is provisioned. I then want to write that Google Apps email address (app.username) back to the users primary email address field, and their okta username. 

Is this possible? 
Thanks in advance.

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Patrick WilcoxPatrick Wilcox (Okta, Inc.)
Hi Lawrence,

Using Okta's Attribute Level Mastering (https://support.okta.com/help/articles/Knowledge_Article/Attribute-Level-Mastering) you can set a different profile master for specific fields.  However since username and email are core attributes required to create an Okta user account, you will need to use an expression to write an initial value to Okta before you can overwrite it from Google.

Thanks,
Patrick Wilcox
Okta Technical Consultant