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Authenticates from the CLI

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The oktaauth module and command line interface allows users to authenticate with Okta and obtain a SAML assertion either from the command line or programmatically from another script.


The oktaauth CLI requires a few arguments to operate.

# obtain a SAML response from Okta

$ oktaauth –username joebloggs –server –apptype amazon_aws –appid exk5c0llc

The apptype and appid are provided by okta and would be seen in the url when going via a browser. For example:

There may be an easier way to obtain this. If you know then please submit a pull request to this README.


Thanks to Okta for help. I borrowed a lot of code from to handle the Okta API authentication flow.


  • Peter Gillard-Moss

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