How To Set Up Your Own Okta App (OpenID Connect)

Last updated 07/12/2024

Step 1

Log in to your Okta account as an Administrator.

Step 2

In the left navigation, click the Applications dropdown, then click on Applications.

Step 3

On the Applications page, click the Create App Integration button above the app list.

Step 4

  • For Sign on method, select OIDC - OpenID Connect.
  • For Application type, select Web Application.
  • Click Next.
Step 4

Step 5

  • For Application Name, use your organization’s name.
  • For Sign-in Redirect URIs, enter:

Step 5

Step 6

  • Under Assignments, select and configure the best controlled access option to suit your needs.
  • Click Save.
Step 6

Step 7

Optional - complete this step if your site will need a Refresh Token from Okta:

  • Go to the General tab.
  • Click Edit next to General Settings.
  • Enable Refresh Token.
  • Click Save.

Note: This setting can be updated at any time.

Step 7

Step 8

At the top of the General tab, copy and save the Client ID and Client Secret for the Bread & Butter setup below.

Step 8

Step 9

Take note of your Okta account URL/Base URL (eg: You can find this on the Sign On tab, as the Issuer field under OpenID Connect ID Token.

Step 10

Add your users to the App. Note: This step can be skipped if you've enabled Federation Broker Mode.

Step 11

Bread & Butter Setup:

  1. Go to
  2. Click Sign In and authenticate (or Sign Up make a new account and authenticate).
  3. Go to Settings in the left menu.
  4. Click on the Okta button under SSO Settings > Enterprise Accounts.
  5. Choose OpenID Connect for the protocol.
  6. Enter a name.
  7. Enter a description (optional).
  8. Using your Okta account URL/Base URL, enter the Login URL as:


  9. Enter the Token URL as:


  10. Enter your Client ID and Client Secret from the Okta Steps above.
  11. Click Save.
  12. Enable Okta by clicking the new entry in the Okta Identity Providers list.
Step 11

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