Sign in with an Okta Verify push notification (Android)

To authenticate with a push notification, select this option in the sign-in window and approve the Okta Verify notification sent to your device. For enhanced security, your organization might present you with a number matching request.

Okta Verify features are available based on configurations made by your organization.

Before you begin

Ensure that you have the latest version of Okta Verify. Go to Google Play Store – Okta Verify and install the latest version if needed.

Start this task

  1. Select the push notification option in the sign-in window.
  2. Based on your organization’s configuration, one of the following options appears.

    • If Okta Verify is in the list of authentication factors, click Okta Verify > Send Push. Optionally, select Send push automatically for future notifications to pop up automatically on your device.

      Okta Verify authentication factor in the sign-in prompt Screen capture of the Okta Verify authentication options

    • If Get a push notification is in your list of security methods, click Select.

      Selecting a push notification to confirm your identity

    A push notification is sent to your device.

    If a number appears in the sign-in window, you must select the matching number on your device.

    Sign-in message confirming that the push notification was sent Sign-in message for push notification with a number challenge

  3. Check your device for a push notification from Okta Verify.

    The notification expires after five minutes if you don't approve or reject the verification request. To receive a new notification on your device, go back to the app you want to access, and select the push notification option again.

  4. Confirm your identity.
    •  If prompted, tap Yes, it's me or tap Review. The push notification specifies what application you’re trying to access.

      Okta Verify push notification to confirm your identity Prompt to review Okta Verify number challenge

      If prompted, tap the number that matches what you see in the sign-in window.

      How to verify your identity with the number challenge

    •  If Okta detects an unusual sign-in attempt, Okta Verify asks you to review the sign-in details. Okta considers a sign-in attempt to be unusual based on various reasons, including details about your device and location.

      Tap Review.

      Unusual sign-in attempt flagged by Okta Verify

      Check the flagged location or device in the Okta Verify app.

      • If the details match your device and current location, tap Yes or tap the number that matches what you see on the sign-in page.

      • If you don’t recognize your device or location, tap No, it’s not me or Cancel the sign-in attempt. This action cancels the authentication attempt and prevents access to the Okta-protected account.

  5. Confirm your identity with biometrics if prompted.

    Fingerprint scanning prompt

If your identity is confirmed, you gain access to your app account.

Related topic

Sign in with Okta Verify on Android devices