How to Turn On 2FA for Okta

Please note: Specific instructions for enabling 2FA are subject to change without notice. Please check with each website or app for the most up-to-date information on this feature.

Okta provides secure, flexible multifactor authentication natively as part of its core identity and access management service. Okta's multifactor authentication options are secure and easy to use - no longer does IT need to sacrifice convenience to achieve security. Okta Verify with Push enables users to securely authenticate with a single tap. IT gets another win by providing a security solution that employees actually like to use. Because Okta Verify is built into the Okta service, it’s simple to manage. With a flexible policy engine, you can put strong authentication where and when it’s needed.

Choose from a variety of second-factor options to balance the needs of your user base, the sensitivity of the applications you are protecting, and overall ease of use.

1. Text Message

Okta offers the option of text-message based authentication. A six-digit pin code can be sent to the user’s mobile device and then entered to access resources. This may be a good option for users without smartphone devices.

2. Okta Verify With Push

Okta Verify is designed for absolute simplicity for the user, and comprehensive security for the Okta administrator. The app can be installed directly from both the Android and Apple app stores. It self-configures using the device’s integrated camera. Once installed, users can either obtain a PIN from their phone to access protected resources, or better yet, using Okta Verify with Push they can authenticate with a single tap. The easiest to use security tools are the ones that are used the most.

In addition to native Okta multifactor authentication support, their architecture also makes it easy to integrate Okta with a variety of existing MFA solutions. Using the same extensible architecture that enables Okta to provide a set of pre-integrated applications, customers can also leverage existing MFA products, such as Verisgn VIP or RSA, in conjunction with the Okta service. Okta also provides options to easily replace or integrate with existing strong authentication solutions, such as RADIUS.

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