Remote Instructions: Okta Verify

What is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)?

MFA, sometimes referred to as two-factor authentication or 2FA (second-factor authentication), is a security enhancement that allows you to present two pieces of evidence, also known as your credentials, when logging in to an account.

MFA credentials fall into any of these three categories:

  • Something you know – like your New York Tech username and password
  • Something you have – like a mobile phone
  • Something you are – like your fingerprint**

** New York Tech will not be using this category of factor.


Watch this short video on MFA and the benefits it provides.

Multi-factor authentication is one of the best ways to protect against remote attacks such as phishing, credential exploitation, and other attempts to take over your account.


For step-by-step directions on how to use Okta Verify MFA, please choose one of the options below:


FIRST TIME OKTA ENROLLMENT FOR FACULTY and STAFF
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STEP 1: Go to nyit.okta.com and sign in using your NYIT username and your password. Choose a question from the Choose A Forgot Password Question pull-down menu and type the answer in the Answer field. Also, click on a picture to select it for use as your security image. Click on Create My Account to load the Okta Dashboard.

STEP 2: Click on Settings from the upper right pull-down menu. Once the setting page loads, click on Set Up next to Okta Verify from the Extra Verification section.

STEP 3: Follow the prompts to setup Okta Verify. You will need to enter your mobile device type (iPhone or Android) and download the OKTA Verify Mobile App. After launching the app, follow the prompts to add an organization and scan QR code.

STEP 4: Sign out and test your account by signing into apps3.nyit.edu/oktaOnboard. Follow the prompts to send and confirm a push notification .

For further assistance please contact Service Central at 516.686.1400.



TRANSFERRING OKTA VERIFY TO A NEW MOBILE DEVICE
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Please note: You may only have Okta Verify on a single device; to transfer your OKTA Verify to a new device, you will need to have your old device. If you do not, you will need to contact Information Technology Services (ITS) at 516.686.1400.

STEP 1: Go to nyit.okta.com and sign in using your NYIT username and your password. Click on Settings from the upper right pull-down menu. Once the setting page loads click on the Edit Profile button.

STEP 2: Remove Okta Verify from the Extra Verification section. Confirm that you want to remove the enrollment. Sign out when enrollment has been disabled. You may need to send a push to your old mobile device to proceed.

STEP 3: Sign into nyit.okta.com once again and follow the prompts to setup Okta Verify on your new mobile device. You will need to enter your mobile device type and download the OKTA Verify Mobile App. After launching the app, follow the prompts to add an organization and scan QR code.

STEP 4: Sign out and test your account by signing into apps3.nyit.edu/oktaOnboard. Follow the prompts to send and confirm a push notification.

For further assistance please contact Service Central at 516.686.1400.



Cisco AnyConnect Usage
Step 1 – Launch Cisco AnyConnect VPN:
  • Launch the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client and click Connect
  • Enter your NYIT username and password and click OK
    • Please note, RSA tokens (8-digit code) are no longer required in the password field
Step 2 – Respond to Okta Verify Push Notification on mobile device
  • If you receive a notification, tap it to continue to the next screen.
  • Confirm login attempt

Once the sign-in request has been verified in the Okta Verify application, on your mobile device, you will be presented with the VPN connection dialog.

  • Click Accept to begin your VPN connection

You may close the Okta Verify application on your mobile device.



Citrix Desktop Usage
Step 1 – Log on to the Citrix Desktop (Netscaler)
  • Open the following URL in your web browser on your computer: https://desktop.nyit.edu
  • Enter your NYIT username and password and click Log On
Step 2 – Respond to Okta Verify Push Notification on mobile device
  • If you receive a notification, tap it to continue to the next screen.
  • To confirm login attempt, select Yes, It's Me
  • Once the sign-in request has been verified in the Okta Verify application, on your mobile device, your Citrix desktop receiver will open and your desktop session will be initiated on your computer.

Your desktop will appear the same as it did before. Nothing changes with the use of the Okta Verify app other than the ease of use and additional security.

Please Note: The Okta Verify mobile application may display a 6-digit code. You can ignore this code as it's not required for the authentication process.

You may close the Okta Verify application on your mobile device.



Employee Self‐Service
When Accessing Employee Self‐Service While on Campus
  • Click on the Employee Self‐Service Tile on MyNYIT
  • Once this new log-in screen appears, simply use your standard NYIT account credentials to login.
  • Click Sign‐In and you'll be brought to the main screen of Employee Self‐Service.
When Accessing Employee Self‐Service While off Campus
  • Click on the Employee Self‐Service Tile on MyNYIT
  • Once this new log-in screen appears, simply use your standard NYIT account credentials to login.
  • Click Sign‐In and you'll be prompted on screen on your mobile device by Okta MFA to verify your identity with the notification below (if you chose not to enroll a mobile device, you will use the alternate authentication method you selected during enrollment).
  • You will receive a notification on your mobile device
  • Click Send Push
  • Tap it to proceed to the final step of verification as shown below
  • Select Yes, It's Me and you'll be brought to the main screen of Employee Self‐Service