Okta - Setup the Okta Verify Mobile Application

This article goes over setting up the Okta Verify mobile application for use with the Okta system in order to sign into Okta connected services and Parkland College.

Okta Verify is a mobile application that allows a user to generate a 6-digit code which they will then enter when prompted by the Okta system. Users can also receive push notifications instead of having to manually type in the code when prompted.


Step 1 - Install the Okta Verify app

Step 2 - Setup the Okta Verify app

  • On the Set up multifactor authentication screen, click the Setup button below the Okta Verify option.
    Okta Multifactor Setup Screen with Okta Verify setup button highlighted

  • Select your device type, iPhone (select iPhone for any iOS device) or Andoid and then click Next
  • Add an account:
    • iOS
      • Tap Add Account.
      • When prompted, allow notifications and access to your camera.
      • Point your camera at the QR code displayed in your browser.
    • Android
      • Tap the plus sign (+)
      • When prompted, allow Okta Verify to take pictures and record video.
      • Point your camera at the QR code displayed in your browser.
        Okta QR code screen for scanning from the Okta Verify Application

  • When you point the camera at the QR code, the camera detects and reads the QR code automatically and your device will be enrolled in Okta Verify. 
  • The web browser on your computer returns to the Set up multifactor authentication screen.
  • If you are finished setting up the factors for your Okta account, you can click Finish

See Also:

Tech Service Desk: Contact and Hours

In-Person Assistance: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., M-F, room A184

Phone/Virtual Assistance: 217-353-3333 * techhelp@parkland.edu

Fall/Spring: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. M-Th. / 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fridays

Summer: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. M-Th

Keywords:MFA multifactor multi factor 2fa two login iphone android multi-factor factors   Doc ID:104216
Owner:Matthew M.Group:Parkland College
Created:2020-07-22 08:10 CSTUpdated:2020-10-15 12:32 CST
Sites:Parkland College
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