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Alex ShchukinAlex Shchukin 

Whats the best way to integrate Okta with Active Directory running in MS Azure?

Is there a guide which help to implement Okta with Active Directory running in MS Azure?

I found the link to  "Extend Active Directory & LDAP to the Cloud" at https://support.okta.com/help/articles/Knowledge_Article/Office365-Deployment-Guide#Deploy365Okta
but the link does not work.
Best Answer chosen by Niki (Okta, Inc.) 
Eric KarlinskyEric Karlinsky (Okta, Inc.)

Hey Alex,

Good question. Actually, where the Active Directory infrastructure is deployed matters very little to Okta. To integrate AD you deploy an AD Agent on any windows domain-joined server (in this case, you'd probably want to spin up a new Windows server in Azure). The agent communicates with Okta outbound over port 443 only, so noe firewall changes should be needed.

Sorry about the dead linl - please check out the configuration guide (http://https://support.okta.com/help/articles/Knowledge_Article/28774118-Installing-and-Configuring-the-Active-Directory-Agent) for more information.

Eric

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Eric KarlinskyEric Karlinsky (Okta, Inc.)

Hey Alex,

Good question. Actually, where the Active Directory infrastructure is deployed matters very little to Okta. To integrate AD you deploy an AD Agent on any windows domain-joined server (in this case, you'd probably want to spin up a new Windows server in Azure). The agent communicates with Okta outbound over port 443 only, so noe firewall changes should be needed.

Sorry about the dead linl - please check out the configuration guide (http://https://support.okta.com/help/articles/Knowledge_Article/28774118-Installing-and-Configuring-the-Active-Directory-Agent) for more information.

Eric

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Alex ShchukinAlex Shchukin
Thank you for your answer. Do you think Okta agent for AD will be available as a virtual machine through MS Azure store?
Applied Systems AdministratorApplied Systems Administrator
Hi, this is Jessica, and we have clients who also are interested in integrating with Azure AD. Do you have any updates to Alex's question or best practices concerning integrating with Azure AD that differ from your general AD best practices of installing the AD agent on more than one machine?

Thanks,
    
Test OktaTest Okta
Hi Eric, The link which you shared to Alex does not work now.  
Could you please share the Url?

Please find the below queries
Can we integrate Okta with Azure AD? If yes, share the document link.
Whether any firewall is required for installing AD agent and SSO IWA agent in the window server?
While installing the agent in the window server 2012 R2, getting certifcate error while signing in to Okta. How to resolve this error.

Thanks
Christopher CazelChristopher Cazel
I am also wondering about best practices for integrating Okta with Azure AD.
Hitendra VermaHitendra Verma
Hello, 

We are also trying to acheive the same with Okta and Azure AD. Do you have any guidance available on this? Any documents/links?