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Set Up the Private Key JWT Flow in Three Python Commands

The Private Key JWT flow is one of the more complicated OIDC flows to set up. At Okta, it’s commonly used to get OAuth4Okta access tokens which enable you to perform managementr tasks on your org. If you already know HOW it works and just want to get to the code, click here to skip ahead. If you’re looking to gain a better understanding of how it works, here’s a high level explanation: Once you’ve...

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How to Build a Flask SCIM Server Configured for Use with Okta

At a very high level, the SCIM (System for Cross-Identity Management) protocol exists to provision and sync users and groups across various, independent systems. There is some room for nuance in the SCIM spec. In this post we will take a look at some basic SCIM operations. We’ll peek under the hood at the flow between Okta and a SCIM server built in Flask using PostgreSQL as our app database. Even if you’re not a...

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