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Okta equivalent of Azure AD external accounts

Hi,
Is there an equivalent in Okta of adding an external user to Azure AD? I can add a user with an existing MS account into my Azure AD (and then assign resources manually) but I'd like to know if I could manage this through Okta instead.
Thanks
David
Marc JordanMarc Jordan (Okta, Inc.)
Hi David,

Thanks for posting on the Community.

Currently Azure Active Directory does not support the creation of External Accounts via API or Powershell and, as you've found, creation through the UI is currently the only way.

It's a trending topic on the AzureAD Improvement forum at https://feedback.azure.com/forums/169401-azure-active-directory/suggestions/11446854-allow-adding-users-from-primary-azure-ad-to-second 

As a result, unfortunately Okta is unable to provision external users into AAD today, only fully fledged user accounts. Are the resources you're describing able to be associated directly with Okta, allowing you to save the double hop and manual creation process?

Regards
Marc
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Hi,
I thought about putting them directly in Okta but these are external users bringing MS resources already assigned to their accounts. I can add them to my Azure AD manually as external MS accounts (which I'm guessing is doing some federation in the background) and then assign resources to them, but I'd much prefer to be able to do that in Okta. 
Thanks
David