Create the token

To create an API token, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to your Okta organization as a user with administrator privileges (opens new window).

    API tokens have the same permissions as the user who creates them, and if the user permissions change, the API token permissions also change.

    See the note above on Privilege level, regarding the use of a service account when creating an API token, to specifically control the privilege level associated with the token.

    If you don't have an Okta organization, you can create one for free (opens new window).

  2. Access the API page: In the Admin Console, select API from the Security menu and then select the Tokens tab.

  3. Click Create Token.

  4. Name your token and click Create Token.

  5. Record the token value. This is the only opportunity to see it and record it.