Protect Against Account Takeover

Secure customer accounts by stopping identity and credential attacks

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An account takeover (ATO) is an identity attack where an attacker gains unauthorized access using a range of attack methods such as credential stuffing, phishing, and session hijacking to gain access to customer accounts and steal something of value.

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What types of attacks does Okta’s account takeover solution prevent?

We know attackers leverage a number of different attack vectors, so we built protections against the most common attack types.

Block automated threats

Leverage the power of Okta’s automated threat-detection capability as the final barrier to identify and act on known automated bad actors.

  • Okta ThreatInsight leverages the power of the Okta network to identify and block known bad IP addresses using a simple checkbox
  • Okta ThreatInsight uses a machine-learning-driven approach to accurately Identify and block malicious IP behavior 
  • The solution works pre-authentication to ensure your service is not impacted
  • Setup clear-lists to remediate IP addresses that are no longer malicious 
  • Can work in conjunction with enterprise bot detection solutions to offer unmatched protection in layers

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Stop credential stuffing and phishing attacks

Leverage Okta’s risk signals to detect and manage credential-stuffing attacks. Okta allows you to strengthen primary authentication and risk-based authentication to stop attackers.

  • Strong password policies prevent the risk of easy-to-guess passwords
  • Common password detection allows you to prevent the reuse of common passwords 
  • Okta’s risk signals across network, location, device, and travel help you identify deviations from normal user login patterns
  • Okta’s phishing-proof authentication and passwordless options help reduce the likelihood of phishing or credential-stuffing attacks
  • Secure credential and account recovery mechanisms with strong assurance

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Okta products for layered protection against account takeovers


Okta authentication provides a secure front door for your customer authentication experience using standards like SAML and OpenID/OIDC. Properly implemented authentication reaps security benefits including: 

  • Reducing the security risks associated with broken authentication 
  • Enforcing strong password requirements and detecting commonly used passwords
  • Adding MFA for social authentication providers 
  • Securing password reset and recovery flows from attackers
  • Embedding modern security for applications hosted on-premises
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Multi-Factor Authentication

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Leverage a wide range of factor options to enforce strong primary or step-up authentication to meet customers’ assurance-level requirements. This additional layer of security stops attackers by:

  • Deploying at login or even downstream in the application 
  • Managing the entire MFA lifecycle across enrollment, authentication, and recovery 
  • Eliminating passwords in the authentication journey 
  • Providing an administrative console for effective security management and quick response


Take advantage of our partner integrations and solutions to provide complete protection against account takeovers. As a vendor-neutral platform, Okta focuses on integrating with leading security solutions rather than proprietary stacks, enabling you to choose best-of-breed technologies that are right for your customers.

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Bot Detection

Bot detection

Stop automated bots attempting identity-based attacks that result in account takeovers.

ID Proofing

ID proofing

Prevent fraudsters from impersonating good users. Verify user identity before account or password reset.

Passwordless Authentication

Passwordless authentication

Integrate with any third-party authenticator based on your business and customer needs.

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Fraud and risk

Add additional layers of protection during an in-application activity to stop transactional fraud.

Security Analytics Protect Against Account Takeover

Security analytics

Integrate with security analytics tools to get deep insight into the behaviors of attackers and fraudsters.

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