Okta - Compare the MFA Options

Factor Type
Security
Description
Requires Internet Connection
Other Requirements
Okta Verify mobile app
Strong
To sign in, users will receive a push notification asking for permission to sign in, or must start the Okta Verify app on their mobile device to retrieve a six-digit code. The Okta Mobile app meets web accessibility requirements. 
Required for Push Notifications and initial setup
Must download and install the app on a mobile device.
Google Authenticator
Strong
To sign in, users must start the Google Authenticator app on their mobile device to generate a six-digit code. The time limit is two minutes. After five unsuccessful attempts, regardless of the time between the attempts, the user account is locked and must be reset by an administrator.
Only for initial setup
Must download and install the app on a mobile device.
SMS text message
Moderate
Users sign in by entering a security token that is sent to their mobile device as a text message.
No
Requires the use of a mobile or phone number that can receive SMS messages.
Voice call
Moderate
To sign in, users must enter a security token that is generated, then sent to them via a phone call to their mobile or land line phone.
No
Using a land line phone requires users to be in the same location as the phone when accessing Okta.

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Keywords:multi factor factors multi-factor authentication method methods 2FA two-factor two authenticate verification code codes comparison contrast okta verify mobile app google authenticator sms text message voice call hardware token account   Doc ID:104233
Owner:Sara S.Group:Parkland College
Created:2020-07-22 12:12 CDTUpdated:2020-10-15 13:28 CDT
Sites:Parkland College
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