Okta Verify FAQ

Contents

  1. What is Okta Verify?
  2. What can I do with Okta Verify?
  3. Where do I download the Okta Verify app?
  4. I'm using Okta Verify for the first time. How do I set it up?
  5. What is a QR code and why do I need to use it for Okta Verify?
  6. I've already set up Okta Verify but I forgot how to use it and can't sign in to my Okta account?
  7. How do I know if I need to reset my Okta Verify account?
  8. Can I use Okta Verify on more than one phone?
  9. How do I transfer my Okta Verify account from one phone to another?
  10. I keep reading about the End User dashboard. What is it?
  11. What is the secret key and do I need it to sign in to my account?

 

1. What is Okta Verify?


    Okta Verify is an authenticator that allows you to confirm your identity using your phone so you - and only you - can sign in to your Okta account securely.

 

2. What can I do with the Okta Verify app?


    From the Okta Verify app, you cannot:
  • Access or sign in to your Okta account directly. Instead sign in to your account from desktop computer, from a mobile browser, or use the Okta Mobile app.
  • Reset your Okta Verify account directly from the app. If you are locked out or forgot your password following the instructions in Reset Okta Verify.

 

3. Where do I download the Okta Verify app?


 

4. I'm using Okta Verify for the first time. How do I set it up?


 

5. What is a QR code and why do I need to use it for Okta Verify?


    A QR code is a universal bar code that can be scanned and read by your phone's camera. Okta uses QR codes in order to register your device with your Okta account. This only needs to be done once but if you or your IT department resets your account, you'll need to scan a new code to register again successfully.

 

6. I've already set up Okta Verify but I forgot how to use it and can't sign in to my Okta account!


 

7. How do I know if I need to reset my Okta Verify account?



    When your Okta Verify account is reset, your phone will no longer be registered with your Okta account so you'll need to set it up from scratch.

    Follow the instructions here on how to reset your account: Reset Okta Verify.

 

8. Can I use Okta Verify on more than one phone?


    Currently Okta Verify only supports one device at a time.

 

9. How do I transfer my Okta Verify account from one phone to another?


    For security reasons, Okta Verify cannot be transferred from one phone to another. If you've already set up Okta Verify on your phone but want to use it on a different phone, sign in to your Okta account and reset Okta Verify from the Settings page. For more information, see Reset Okta Verify directly from your Okta account.

 

10. I keep reading about the End User Dashboard. What is it?


    The End User Dashboard (not to be confused with the Okta Admin Dashboard) is used to describe the landing page that you see once you've logged into your Okta account. This dashboard shows all of the apps available to you and also allows you to edit your profile settings.

 

11. What is the secret key and do I need it to sign in to my account?


    When registering your device with Okta Verify for the first time, you have two options: 1) Use the app to scan the QR code on your computer or 2) Generate a secret key that you can enter on your phone. To learn more, see Register your device without scanning a QR code.

 

 

 

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