Enable Okta FastPass

Enable Okta FastPass to allow users to sign in to Okta without using a password.

The Sign-In Widget appears differently to users, depending on whether the Show the "Sign in with Okta FastPass" button checkbox is selected in the Admin Console Okta FastPass settings.

  1. In the Admin Console, go to Security > Authenticators.
  2. Click the Setup tab.
  3. For Okta Verify, click Actions > Edit.
  4. Select the Okta FastPass (all platforms) checkbox.

    The image shows the Okta FastPass (All platforms) checkbox.

  5. Configure whether the Sign in with Okta FastPass button is visible to end users.
  6. By default, the Show the "Sign in with Okta FastPass" button checkbox is clear, so the Sign in with Okta FastPass button is not visible to end users.

    The screenshot shows the Show the "Sign in using Okta FastPass on this device" button checkbox.

    The Sign-In Widget displays differently to end users depending on whether the Show the “Sign in with Okta FastPass” button checkbox is selected:

    Okta FastPass configuration

    Sign-In Widget displayed to users

    Additional information

    The Show the “Sign in with Okta FastPass” button checkbox is clear.

    This is the default setting. This option is useful if you want to provide a slow roll-out of Okta FastPass to users. Even though Okta FastPass is enabled, end users won’t be aware of the new sign-in method because the Sign-In Widget doesn’t include the Sign in with Okta FastPass button.

    The screenshot shows how the Sign-In Widget appears to users when the Show the "Sign in using Okta Verify on this device" button checkbox is not selected.

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    The Show the “Sign in with Okta FastPass” button checkbox is selected.

    With this option, if the silent flow with Okta FastPass fails, users can click Sign in with Okta FastPass to authenticate. They are not required to enter their user credentials.

    The screenshot shows how the Sign-In Widget appears to users when the Show the "Sign in using Okta Verify on this device" button checkbox is selected.

    The screenshot shows how the Sign-In Widget appears after a user clicks the "Sign in using Okta Verify on this device" button.

    End user00s see this screen after they click Sign in with Okta FastPass.

  7. In the User verification list, select an option:
    • Preferred: Prompt, but don’t enforce biometrics for device enrollment. This option allows users to set up biometric authentication (Touch ID or face ID) on their device during enrollment, or delay the setup until later. If the user's device does not have biometrics, device enrollment is still successful. This is the default setting for all platforms.
    • Required: Prompt, and then enforce biometrics for device enrollment. This option forces users to set up biometric authentication (Touch ID or face ID) on their device during enrollment. If the device does not have biometrics, device enrollment fails. Note that this setting only applies to Okta Verify Push.
    • Biometrics is not supported on Apple Watch.

      Biometrics is not supported on Android 12 if Okta Verify is installed on the work profile. End users receive a Keystore not initialized error and they can't enable biometrics. To unblock affected users, set user verification to Preferred, and then advise end users to skip the biometrics enablement step.

  8. Click Save.

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