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Okta - Initial Setup

How to setup Okta Verify on an iOS device


ITS recommends to have at least two security devices added to your account; (i.e. cell phone, laptop, iPad . . .) you may add as many devices as you like.

It is recommended to setup Okta on your cell phone first before adding other devices because you need to "verify" when adding other devices.  The easiest way is to use your cell phone for verification.

In the future, when you get a new phone make sure to see Okta - Authenticator Removal Before Getting a New Phone

Install and Setup

University Owned (iOS)

Open Self Service

Self Service

Sign in

Sign In


Install Okta

Open Okta Verify

Open Okta

Personally Owned

Looking for Okta Verify App Setup (Windows and mac)

Get Started

Get Started


How it works

Received an SMS from Okta? Open the texted link again to complete setup.

Add account

Add Account





No, Sign In Instead

No, Sign In

Enter, Next. 


Sign in with your UWL credentials. If prompted regarding "Push Notifications" choose Allow.





Account Added

Okta Code

Disable Biometrics (Android)

On the Account details page, go to the Options section and turn off Use biometrics.

Disable Biometrics

When prompted, verify your identity with biometrics.


Once installed and Okta verification is needed, you may choose:

Send Push: Sends a verification request (requires internet access)

Send Push

Send Push

Yes, It's Me

Yes, Its Me

Verify with something else: Enter the code from the app (internet access not needed)

Verify with something else

Verify With Something Else

Enter a Code, Select


Enter code from Okta Verify app, Verify

Verify Code


KeywordsOkta, Android, iOS   Doc ID131548
OwnerTravis S.GroupUW-La Crosse
Created2023-09-19 16:09:46Updated2024-07-19 15:47:11
SitesUW-La Crosse
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