Add apps to an authentication policy

When you add apps to an authentication policy, those apps share the same access and factor requirements. Apps that aren't added to a policy are evaluated by the default authentication policy, which allows access with any two factors.

The only policies you can’t share are the policies for Okta Admin Console, RADIUS, and O365.

  1. In the Admin Console, go to Security > Authentication Policy.
  2. Select the policy you want to share. Or, in its Applies to column, click View.
  3. Select the Applications tab and then click Add app.
  4. Click Add for each app you want to add to this policy.
  5. Click Close.

Add an app to a policy from the Applications page

You can also switch an app's policy from the Applications page. However, you can't see the other apps assigned to it like you can on the Authentication Policies page.

  1. In the Admin Console, go to Applications > Applications.
  2. Search for and select the app name.
  3. On the app's Sign On tab, scroll to User authentication, and then click Edit.
  4. In the drop-down menu, select the policy you want to use, and then click Save.

Related topics

Create an authentication policy

Add an authentication policy rule

Update an authentication policy

Preset authentication policies