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Integrate authentication into your app
The following links outline what developers need to know step-by-step to successfully deploy a single app. For custom app developers, it covers planning, designing, building, deploying, and troubleshooting apps that require user management, authentication, and API authorization.
If you're using Okta as an identity layer in your app for the first time, we recommend that you start with How Okta Works and the Okta Data Model. Then, you can follow the sequence of guides below or jump directly to the content that you need.
Get the basics
Sign users in
- Implement authorization by grant type
- Configure SSO for native apps
- Refresh access tokens
- Validate access tokens
- Validate ID tokens
- Configure an access policy
- Customize tokens returned from Okta with custom claims
- Customize tokens returned from Okta with a Groups claim
- Customize tokens returned from Okta with a dynamic allowlist
- Customize tokens returned from Okta with a static allowlist
Brand and customize
Deploy to production
Customize Okta process flows with event or inline hooks
Publish an integration in the OIN
Partner integrations connect your app or service to our mutual customers. One of the most common integrations is Single Sign-On (SSO), which gives Okta users the ability to sign in directly to your application through Okta. Many partners also build provisioning integrations (using the SCIM protocol) to automate lifecycle management use cases for their customers. Integrations can also extend Okta's functionality or integrate with your service in more complex ways.
You can publish your integration in the Okta Integration Network (OIN) catalog to expose your app to thousands of Okta workforce customers.
If you're creating an Okta integration for the first time, we recommend the following sequence of guides: