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:


Okta Enrollment for New Users
Step 1 – Install the Okta Verify Mobile App on Your Mobile Device

After downloading the app onto your mobile device Launch the Okta Verify app, select Add Account, and enable notifications and camera.

iOS:

  1. Tap Add Account
  2. When prompted, allow notifications and access to your camera
  3. Choose account type: Organization
  4. Verify to continue: select Scan QR Code
  5. Go to your computer, open a web browser proceed to Step 2

Android:

  1. Tap the plus sign (+)
  2. Choose account type: Organization
  3. Verify to continue: select Scan QR Code
  4. Go to your computer, open a web browser proceed to Step 2
Step 2 – One time registration of your Okta Verify mobile app

Sign in to your NYIT Okta web account:

  • Open a web browser on your computer (not on a mobile device) to access the New York Tech's Okta sign-in page.
  • Enter your NYIT username (email address) and your password and click Sign In.

Enroll your device with Okta Verify:

  • Click Setup to begin the enrollment process
  • Click Setup to continue
  • In the Setup Okta Verify screen, select your device type, and then click Next
  • Point the camera in your Okta Verify mobile app at the QR code displayed on your computer screen. The camera detects and reads the QR code automatically and your device is now enrolled in Okta Verify.
  • Please note, on your computer screen where the blue box is located in the image, will be a personalized QR code to be scanned by your mobile device.
  • Select an Okta Security Image
    • Choose a picture from the available options (displayed on your computer screen) to set as your security image then click Create My Account. This image will be displayed on the Okta website assuring authenticity and confirming your identity.
  • Sign out of the Okta website by clicking on your username in the upper right corner and selecting Sign Out

Test your Okta Verify Mobile Application:

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, you will be presented the following screen indicating that your Okta Verify application is working properly.

Please Logout – You have completed your multi-factor authentication registration!



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