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Darrin BeboutDarrin Bebout (Okta, Inc.) 

Warning message when making OU selection changes

When an Okta Admin makes a change to the selected OU's, either by adding or removing selections, the following warning is always presented:

"Changing OUs will deactivate all AD mastered users not in the new OU.  If you've enabled provisioning for specific apps, this could potentially result in deactivated accounts."

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I'm unsure what this means or if I should proceed.  Can you provide guidance?
Best Answer chosen by Darrin Bebout (Okta, Inc.)
Darrin BeboutDarrin Bebout (Okta, Inc.)
This warning message is displayed any time you make any OU selection change within your AD Settings page.  The idea here is to make sure you are aware of the downstream impact of making these OU changes.  Obviously, if you remove an OU in which users reside in AD, they will be deprovisioned from Okta and any downstream applications. However, adding OUs is benign in this instance and the warning can be ignored.

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Darrin BeboutDarrin Bebout (Okta, Inc.)
This warning message is displayed any time you make any OU selection change within your AD Settings page.  The idea here is to make sure you are aware of the downstream impact of making these OU changes.  Obviously, if you remove an OU in which users reside in AD, they will be deprovisioned from Okta and any downstream applications. However, adding OUs is benign in this instance and the warning can be ignored.
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Jason BennettJason Bennett
Why even show this if the action is benign as is selecting a new OU?
John FryJohn Fry
"Why even show this if the action is benign as is selecting a new OU?"

I totally agree.