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Vipin VermaVipin Verma 

Does Okta provide a soft token for desktops MFA similar to Okta Verify on mobile devices?

Bogdan MusatBogdan Musat (Okta, Inc.)
Hello my name is Bogdan from Okta customer support.

Curently Okta supports Windows Hello and U2F security key (FIDO 1.0).
These two factors should allow your users to use MFA on their Desktops and sign-in into Okta.
We also support Email Authentication as an MFA factor, though Email Authentication is not a best practice. When you add it as a factor, you must accept the risk of using it. The following message appears:
We do not recommend that you use email as a second factor experience for Okta. This experience is a very insecure method of additional verification as:
  • Email can be compromised by third parties
  • Email is not always transmitted over secure protocols
  • Email can also be used, depending on the recovery flow, for primary credential recovery
Although we do offer email as a factor experience for convenience and to help our customers migrate off of legacy identity platforms, we do not consider it to be a secure, modern method for secondary authentication. To continue enabling this feature, please click "I accept the risk" below.”
Using this Kb you can find additional details about the factors mentioned above.
https://help.okta.com/en/prod/Content/Topics/Security/MFA.htm

Thank you,

Bogdan Musat
Technical Support Engineer
Okta Global Customer Care

 
Dylann FezeuDylann Fezeu (Customer First Programs)
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Vipin VermaVipin Verma
I was expecting a solution from Okta to provide its own soft token that can be used in Development Center which has restricted accesss for carrying mobile devices,
Dylann FezeuDylann Fezeu (Customer First Programs)
Hi Vipin,

We will doc your question and route it to the proper tech specialist who can give you a more detailed answer.

Thanks for your feedback,

​Dylann Fezeu
Okta Help Center Team