As maintainers of Zendesk, it is important to understand how provisioning and deprovisioning is done.
You should never manually provision an agent in Zendesk, as this is handled via Okta. This is required, as Okta will act as the authentication mechanism for signing into any Zendesk instance.
If you find a need to change the role of a Zendesk agent, please follow the workflow detailed at Changing Zendesk Agent roles.
To obtain a Light Agent in Zendesk Global, the requester must send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org. After doing so, they will receive an
automated reply with the result of your request. It must be sent via a GitLab
Google / Gmail account. Any other address will be declined. The Subject and
Body fields of the email can be empty in the email itself, as they have no
bearing on the process for this.
Once set up, the requester will need to wait 24 hours for the account to be assigned the Zendesk Global app in Okta. Once the Zendesk Global app is assigned, the requester should be able to log in. If that doesn't work correctly for the requester, they should reach out via the in slack via #support-operations. In most cases, people who don't get access within the 24 hours already had an end-user account which prevents the automation from working as expected.
Once one has been received, the process will go as follows:
Can you verify if NAME is a US Citizen? They are requesting access to the Federal Zendesk instance via ISSUE which does require it.
You will, from time to time, get a request to deprovision an agent (these will mostly stem from Offboarding tasks). To deprovision an agent, go to that agents's page in Zendesk and do the following:
These steps are the same for any Zendesk instance.