Credential Provider for Windows

Overview

The Okta Credential Provider for Windows prompts users for MFA when signing in to supported Windows servers and workstations 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. .

This is an Early AccessEarly Access (EA) features are opt-in features that you can try out in your org by asking Okta Support to enable them. Additionally, the Features page in the Okta Admin Console (Settings > Features) allows Super Admins to enable and disable some EA features themselves. feature. To enable it, use the Early Access Feature Manager as described in Manage Early Access and Beta features .

Additionally, with the EA feature, end usersIn Okta literature, we generally refer to "end users" as the people who have their own Okta home page (My Applications), using apps 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. 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 the Reset Okta Password link on the sign-on screen.

 

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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