Check the health of a macOS device

You can view the security health of your device to identify if it’s exposed to any security risks.

Okta Verify performs several security checks:

  • OS version: Indicates if the operating system (OS) version of your device is up to date.
  • Device password: Indicates if a password is set for your device.
  • Biometric verification: Indicates if biometrics (for example, Touch ID) is enabled for your device.
  • Disk encryption: Indicates if the hard disk of your device is encrypted.

A green check mark confirms that your device meets Okta device security recommendations. A yellow exclamation mark indicates that you should change some settings to better secure your device.

  1. Open Okta Verify.
  2. Click the Device health icon in the top-right corner.

    Device Health icon on the Okta Verify main page.

    If you must take remediation actions, a badge appears on the Device health icon.

    Device Health icon with pending remediation actions on the Okta Verify main page.

  3. View the health status of each security check for your device.
    • If all checks passed, your device is secure.
    • If you find warnings, follow the instructions to fix the issues. For example, you might have to update the macOS version to include a security patch or enable biometrics on your device (such as face recognition or fingerprint verification).

      To encrypt your disk, use FileVault. To learn how to turn on and set up FileVault, see Apple Support documentation. If you need help, contact your help desk.

      After you complete the remediation steps, your device meets Okta security recommendations.

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Manage Okta Verify settings on macOS devices