How to set up your Okta account
If you haven’t already got an Okta account, setting up one is quick and takes only a few steps. Afterwards you’ll only need one login to access lots of work related apps.
In this guide:
- Step 1 – Accessing Okta
- Step 2 – Sign in
- Step 3 – Selecting a Security Image
- Step 4 – Download the Okta Verify app
- Step 5 – Add Your Okta Account
- Okta Dashboard
If you have any issues, please consult the Okta FAQ at InsideWPP ›.
Step 1 – Accessing Okta
Go to: https://wpp.okta.com in your laptop web browser.
Enter your primary email address. This should be the same email/password that you use to log in to your computer or Outlook.
Please do not attempt to activate more than one email address within Okta.
Step 2 – Sign in
Depending on which way your access is set up for your organisation, you will automatically be directed to one of three pages to log in.
Use your primary work email address and password to sign in here.
Step 3 – Selecting a Security Image
You’ll be asked to select a security image. This image will be shown on the login screen every time you log in using Okta. When you see it, you can feel comfortable that you’re not logging into a fraudulent website.
Click on one of the image options presented to you to select it and click Create My Account to proceed.
Step 4 – Download the Okta Verify app
Please have your mobile phone at hand to continue the setup process. If you don’t have a mobile phone available, please contact your local IT to discuss alternative options.
Select your device type (iPhone or Android).
Download and install the Okta Verify app on your mobile phone.
Once you have installed the app, click on the Next button to proceed.
Download the right app
If you’re not using the links above, but searching manually in the app store take care to download the Okta Verify app, and not the Okta Mobile app.
Step 5 – Add Your Okta Account
Launch the newly installed Okta Verify App on your mobile phone.
Tap the Add Account button.
Point your phone camera at the QR code shown on your screen, as shown in the image below.
Your phone should recognise this and automatically set up your account.
You’re now done!
Your Okta setup is now complete.
Please wait 10min for your account to fully synchronise before logging into applications.
To access an application, simply click on the icon on your Okta dashboard. You can find more applications by clicking on the green + Add Apps button in the top right of your screen.
To log out, click on your name at the top right and click ‘sign out’.