Adaptive Multi-factor Authentication

81% of data breaches involved weak or stolen credentials. Secure access for your entire business with the best Adaptive Multi-Factor Authentication solution.


According to 2020 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report

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A secure authentication solution for employees, partners, and customers accessing apps, systems, and devices


Admins can implement multi-factor authentication easily, without impacting end user productivity


Create intelligent policies based on login context that limit identity challenges to risky login attempts


Multi-Factor Authentication

Whether you're looking for a two-factor authentication solution to meet compliance targets, or building a full MFA security framework, Okta is the adaptive multi-factor authentication vendor that has you covered.

More secure than two-factor authentication: implement a variety of factors for authentication across usability and assurance levels:


Knowledge factors

Based on something the user knows: a password, a PIN, their mother’s maiden name.

Possession factors

Based on something the user has: an email address, a security token, a verification app.

Biometric factors

Based on something the user is: a fingerprint, a face shape.

Multi-factor authentication factors

Okta Devices SDKs

A single SDK integration that allows you to embed Okta Verify Push with biometrics functionality into any custom enterprise apps.

As an MFA provider, Okta supports a variety of native and 3rd party authentication factors.

Contextual Access Management

Implement multi-factor authentication with intelligent access and authentication policies based on login context.

customer journey

Location Context

  • New city, state, or country
  • New geo-location
  • Impossible travel

Device Context

  • New device
  • Managed device
Secure Control

Network Context

  • New IP
  • Specified IP zones
  • Network anonymisers
  • Internet service provider ASN

Pre-auth sign on policy evaluation

Stop brute force attacks in their tracks by evaluating your Okta sign-on policies before credential evaluation, thereby reducing the likelihood of account lockouts for your workforce.

Passwordless authentication

Passwordless Authentication

Eliminate the risk of credential attacks and deliver a delightful user experience using passwordless authentication.

Leverage a range of passwordless authentication options for employees, partners, and contractors using WebAuthn, Factor sequencing, PIV/Smart Cards, Email Magic Links, Device Trust, and Desktop Single Sign-On.

Our passwordless authentication technologies help you:

  • Leverage session risk to dynamically alter the authentication experience
  • Delight users with one-click or one-touch authentication across desktop and mobile 
  • Reduce IT help-desk/support costs associated with password management

Prevent large scale identity attacks with Okta ThreatInsight

Utilise insights gathered from our Okta Integration Network to block suspicious login attempts. When enabling Okta ThreatInsight, organisations benefit from Okta’s network effect to prevent threat actors from compromising user accounts while also mitigating account lockout at the pre-auth level.

Use Okta ThreatInsight to prevent large scale identity attacks

Respond to anomalous login behavior with risk-based authentication

Okta’s machine learning capabilities allow you to minimise the need for prescriptively creating access policies with your MFA service. With Risk-Based Authentication, Okta establishes a baseline login behaviour for each individual user, and responds to anomalous activity with the appropriate set of strong factors for both high and low risk login attempts.

Enhanced user & admin experience

Multi-factor authentication push notification

Adaptive multi-factor authentication software includes features that improve user experience while enhancing the security posture

  • Authenticate without a password: Enable user authentication by using other factors in lieu of a password 
  • Seamless enrolment: Self-service multi-factor authentication enrolment during initial login
  • Flexible authentication: Select from a variety of end user experiences, including 1-click authentication
  • Simple reporting and auditing: Detailed authentication logs, such as login attempts, with preset reports for audits and easy integration with security tools


Integrate multi-factor authentication across your entire organisation.

Free Trial

Ready to try it out? Try Okta Adaptive MFA for free for 30 days or contact us for more information.