Create an authorization server

Note: If you have an Okta Developer Edition account and you don't want to create any additional custom authorization servers, you can skip this step because you already have a custom authorization server created for you called "default". The {authServerId} for the default server is default.

  1. In the Developer Console, navigate to API > Authorization Servers.

  2. Select Add Authorization Server and enter the Name, Audience, and Description for the authorization server.

Note: The Audience is the URI for the OAuth 2.0 resource server that consumes the access tokens. Use an absolute path such as This value is used as the default audience for access tokens.

When you finish, the authorization server's Settings tab displays the information that you provided. If you need to edit any of the information, such as the Signing Key Rotation, click Edit.