Okta Verify for Admins

Okta Verify is a multifactor type developed by Okta that is supplemented by an authentication mobile appAn abbreviation of application. Essentially, it is a web-based site used to perform any number of specific tasks, and requires authentication from end users by signing in. of the same name. When end usersIn Okta literature, we generally refer to "end users" as the people who have their own Okta home page (My Applications), using chiclets to authenticate into all of their apps. End users do not have any administrative control. When we refer to "users" we are generally referring to the individual(s) who have administrative control. attempt to sign in to their orgThe Okta container that represents a real-world organization., the Okta Verify app prompts the user to verify their identity in order to authenticate successfully. Once an end user installs the app to their primary device, they can verify their identity by approving a push notification or by entering a one-time code to authenticate successfully.

Okta Verify can only be registered with one device at a time. To use a different device, you must re-enroll it as your primary device.

If you can't sign in to Okta and need to reset your account, refer to Reset your Okta Verify account.


Are you an end user looking to set up and use Okta Verify? See Okta Verify for End Users.


Okta Verify General Flow

  1. Okta adminAn abbreviation of administrator. This is the individual(s) who have access to the Okta Administrator Dashboard. They control the provisioning and deprovisioning of end users, the assigning of apps, the resetting of passwords, and the overall end user experience. Only administrators have the Administration button on the upper right side of the My Applications page. enables and configures Okta Verify in the admin console.
  2. End user signs in to their Okta org and is prompted to enroll with Okta Verify for the first time.
  3. End user enrolls their device with Okta Verify by scanning a bar code in their browser using the Okta Verify app.
  4. End user verifies their identity either by 1) requesting a push notification sent to their mobile device or by 2) entering a verification code.
  5. End user either approves push notification or enters verification code displayed in the Okta Verify app.
  6. After successful verification, end user logs in automatically to Okta and is redirected to their account dashboard.





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