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You can use Okta Expression Language Group Functions with dynamic whitelists. Three Group functions help you use dynamic group whitelists: contains, startsWith, and endsWith. These functions return all of the Groups that match the specified criteria without needing to have Groups specified in the app.

You can use this function anywhere to get a list of Groups of which the current user is a member, including both User Groups and App Groups that originate from sources outside of Okta, such as from Active Directory and Workday. Additionally, you can use this combined, custom-formatted list for customizable claims into access and ID tokens that drive authorization flows. All three functions have the same parameters:

Parameter Description Nullable Example Values
app Application type or App ID FALSE "OKTA","0oa13c5hnZFqZsoS00g4", "active_directory"
pattern Search term FALSE "Eastern-Region", "Eastern", "-Region"
limit Maximum number of Groups returned. Must be a valid EL expression and evaluate to a value between 1 to 100. FALSE 1, 50, 100

You can use a dynamic group whitelist with both the Okta Org Authorization Server and a Custom Authorization Server:

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