Risk Scoring

This is a Beta feature. To see about participating in this Beta program, please refer to the Beta Programs page.


Risk scoring is a policy rule condition that determines the likelihood of an anomalous sign-in event. The score is calculated and assigned a numerical value within a range of 0 to 100. A higher score denotes a higher likelihood that the sign-in attempt is a threat or attack.

Admins can create a sign-on policy rule, set a risk level, and assign a corresponding action based on the specified risk level. The risk score, risk level, and pertaining attributes are captured in a system log event.

User Roles

User Role User Impact
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.

In the admin dashboard, a new condition called And Risk is has been added to policy rules.

Admins can also refer to the system log, which contains information about the risk score, risk level, and related attributes to the risk score.

End User Can sign in as per usual unless a risk is detected based on the configured sign on policy rules.


Your Okta preview tenant must have the beta feature flag enabled: RISK_SCORING.

Note: You will be informed via email once the feature flag has been enabled on your preview account.

Accessing and Using this Feature

  1. Navigate to Security > Authentication from the admin dashboard.
  2. Click Sign On
  3. Under your existing sign on policy, click Add Rule.
  4. Under the condition called And Risk is, select a risk level of Low, Medium, or High to change the level of risk that is evaluated when a user signs in. Any is selected by default.

Once this feature is set, you can obtain risk scoring information about usersIn Okta literature, we generally refer to "users" as the people who serve as Okta administrators. When we refer to "end users" we are generally referring to the people who the administrators serve. That is, those who use Okta chiclets to access their apps, but have no administrative control. that have signed in to your orgThe Okta container that represents a real-world organization. by checking the system log in the admin dashboard.