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Tony WuTony Wu 

What exactly is a developer account?

My company already uses Okta and I already have admin access to the account. I'm trying to build a custom app that uses Okta for authentication.

It appears I need to create a custom authorization server, which seems to require a "Developer Account" in order to do so.
https://developer.okta.com/authentication-guide/implementing-authentication/

I'm a bit confused as to how to go about doing this. Do I somehow need to request that the "Developer" feature be added to our account? or do I need to sign up for this separately?

Thanks
 
Bogdan AndrisanBogdan Andrisan (Okta, Inc.)

Hello Tony,

It is not necessary to start the application integration with a Developer account.
From the documentation, "If you don’t have an existing authorizations server, or would like to create a new one, then you can find out how to do that in the Setting up an Authorization Server section." :
https://developer.okta.com/authentication-guide/implementing-authentication/set-up-authz-server

All you have to do in this case is configure one in your Production.
Of course, you can always either contact your Sales Reprentative to get a Developer Instance, if you would like to first test the integration.

The following article should also help you setting up the application:
https://okta.github.io/authentication-guide/auth-overview/

If you are missing the required features for setting up the Authorization Server, feel free to open a support ticket with us, or contact your Account Representative.

Thank you,
Andrisan Bogdan
Technical Support Engineer