Okta MFA for RDP

Overview

Users can use the Okta Credential Provider for Windows to prompt users for MFA when signing in to supported Windows servers with an RDP clientEssentially, a client is anything that talks to the Okta service. Within the traditional client-server model, Okta is the server. The client might be an agent, an Okta mobile app, or a browser plugin.

Additionally, with version 1.2+ of the agentA software agent is a lightweight program that runs as a service outside of Okta. It is typically installed behind a firewall and allows Okta to tunnel communication between an on-premises service and Okta's cloud service. Okta employs several agent types: Active Directory, LDAP, RADIUS, RSA, Active Directory Password Sync, and IWA. For example, users can install multiple Active Directory agents to ensure that the integration is robust and highly available across geographic locations. (EA), end usersEnd users are people in your org without administrative control. They can authenticate into apps from the icons on their My Applications home page, but they are provisioned, deprovisioned, assigned, and managed by admins. can reset their Active DirectoryActive Directory (AD) is a directory service that Microsoft developed for the Windows domain networks. It is included in most Windows Server operating systems as a set of processes and services. Initially, Active Directory was only in charge of centralized domain management. passwords without contacting their administrators. This is done with a “Reset Okta Password” link on the sign-on screen.

For complete version history please see Okta MFA Credential Provider for Windows Version History

 

Installation

Sign in to Okta and verify or set up policies. Install the agent on the Windows server and return to Okta to create an 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. and assign users. Test the setup once the installation has been successful. The installation contains three major installation steps and one testing step. Be sure to complete the testing after the installation.


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