Check the health of a Windows 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.
  • 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 with BitLocker.

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 any remediation actions, a badge appears on the Device health icon.

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

  3. Click the gear icon.
  4. Click View device health.
  5. 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 Windows version to include a security patch or to enable biometrics on your device (such as face recognition or fingerprint verification).

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

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Manage Okta Verify settings on Windows devices