Okta - Enroll in Okta Verify

Kean University has partnered with Okta, a world leader in identity and access management (IAM), to provide a seamless and secure login experience to Kean resources and services.

Benefits of using Okta Single Sign-On (SSO) include: 

  • Provides a secure set of credentials that allow for access to multiple applications, saving you valuable time when repeatedly accessing the same services. 
  • Provides additional security features and functionality like multi-factor authentication methods, and secure mobile device verifications.
  • And much, much more! 

How do I enroll? 

Enrolling your device in Okta only takes a few steps. Visit https://sso.kean.edu to begin the enrollment process, we suggest using a device other than your mobile phone as you will need to download the Okta verify app and scan a QR code during this process. You'll be greeted with a sign-in page and will need to enter your Kean username (Kean Google Email ID) and password.

If you have any issues with the sign-up process, please contact the OCIS Help Desk at 908-737-6000.

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After you have logged in, you will be prompted to set up your mobile device as your second authentication factor powered by Okta Verify. Okta Verify is compatible with iPhone (iOS 14+), iPad OS (iPadOS 14+), and Android (Android 8.0+) platforms.


Once you make your selection, you'll have the option to download the Okta Verify app from the App Store (iPhone) or the Play Store (Android)


You'll need to download and install the Okta Verify app to complete the installation.

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Once the app is downloaded and installed on your device, select "Next". You will be presented with a QR code that you will need to scan in from your Okta Verify App.


Open your Okta Verify app and go through the initial welcome screen, then select "Add Account".

Add Account Screen 

You will then have to choose your account type.  Select "Organization"


You'll then need to select the "Scan QR code" option.

Scan QR Code


If prompted, grant access to the Okta Verify app to use the camera.


To ensure you receive notifications from the Okta Verify app select "Allow Notifications".

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After you've enrolled your device you will need to choose a security image on the enrollment webpage you began the process from.


Click the security image you'd like to use and then select "Create My Account". You have now successfully set up your Okta account!

Please note that the Okta Verify App can only be linked to one device, i.e. if you have two mobile phones you can only link one of them to your Kean Okta account.

If you are unable to use the Okta Verify App for MFA, the following options are available:

  • Google Authenticator
  • YubiKey Token

Contact the OCIS Help Desk at 908-737-6000 to get set up with any of these alternative methods.


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