Original Author: Ed Sawma, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Okta
With the introduction of Okta Universal Directory, we recognized the need to have a consistent expression language everywhere in Okta where you want to customize or transform an attribute. We recently introduced Okta Expression Language (Okta EL) as our standard.
Since Okta brings together directory, provisioning and federation capabilities all in one product, we are able to apply Okta EL everywhere. You can use the same expression language for pulling attributes into Okta as you use for pushing them out to apps, or pulling them in from an app like Workday or Google Apps. Use Okta EL in the Universal Directory profile mapper, or in the SAML App Wizard when pulling in a custom attribute into a SAML assertion.
We are in the process of rolling out Universal Directory to all customers. To get Okta EL in your Okta tenant today, contact support.