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Okta - Initial Setup (START HERE)

How to setup Okta

Okta will be available for set up October 2-30.

October 31 Okta will replace Duo, Duo will still be used until Oct 31.


ITS recommends to have at least two security methods (devices) added to your account; you may add as many as you like. Adding your phone number to Okta is NOT a security method as texting (SMS) is not an available option.

One-time emailed or texted pass codes are not supported in Okta.

In a browser on a computer, go to

Enter your NetId or Email, Next.

Sign in

Enter Password, Verify


Set up

Set up

NOTE: If you plan to use a YubiKey you must set up Okta Verify on a device first. No SmartPhone? See Okta Verify App Set Up (Windows or macOS)

On a Laptop or Desktop (Recommended)

Install the Okta Verify App 

Okta Verify App Setup (iOS)

Okta Verify App Setup (Android)

Okta Verify App Setup (Windows and macOS)

QR Code



Enter your phone number, Receive a Code via SMS.

Phone Number

Enter code you received via SMS, Verify


If you receive the option to setup other items (such as listed below) it is recommended to do so.

Other Methods


On a Phone

Text me a setup link, Next

Text Me

Enter Phone number, Send me the setup link

Send Link

Check your text messages

Text Sent

Install the Okta Verify App 

Okta Verify App Setup (iOS)

Okta Verify App Setup (Android)

KeywordsOkta, Multi-factor, multifactor   Doc ID131529
OwnerTravis S.GroupUW-La Crosse
Created2023-09-19 12:24:55Updated2023-12-19 15:25:05
SitesUW-La Crosse
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