Enable and verify Event Hook

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The Event Hook must be set up and verified within your Okta Admin Console.

Set up the Event Hook

  1. Sign in to your Okta org (opens new window).

  2. From the Admin Console, go to Workflow > Event Hooks.

  3. Click Create Event Hook. The Add Event Hook Endpoint dialog box opens.

  4. In the Name field, add a unique name for the Hook (in this example, "Deactivated User Event Hook").

  5. In the URL field, add your external service URL, including endpoint. For example, use your Glitch project name with the endpoint: https://your-glitch-projectname.glitch.me/userDeactivated.

  6. Include authentication field and secret. In this example:

    • Authentication field = authorization

    • Authentication secret = Basic YWRtaW46c3VwZXJzZWNyZXQ=

  7. In the REQUESTS section of the dialog box, subscribe to the Event Type you want to monitor. In this example, a user deactivated in the Okta org: User deactivated.

  8. Click Save & Continue.

  9. You can complete the one-time verification Okta call at this time or verify the Event Hook later. If you are using the Glitch example, proceed to verification.

Note: You can also set up an Event Hook using an API. See Event Hooks Management for further information.

Verify the Event Hook

You must verify the Event Hook to prove that your external service controls the endpoint. See One-Time Verification Request for further information on this process.

To complete the one-time verification of the Event Hook:

  • After creating the Event Hook, and if your external service is ready to handle the request, click Verify to complete the one-time verification step.


  • After making sure that your external service is ready for the external verification call, go to the Event Hooks table, click the Actions drop-down menu of any UNVERIFIED Event Hook, and select Verify.

The Event Hook is now set up with a status of VERIFIED and is ready to send Event Hook calls to your external service.