OKTA Single Sign On

Okta Single Sign-On

Your OKTA dashboard...

Okta is an on-demand service that allows you to quickly sign in to all the Northeast's applications through a single login.

With OKTA, you will log in  one time, from one place , and instantly have access to the apps you need to work or study at Northeast — Office 365, Canvas, CampusLogic, Banner, Civitas Learning, Penji Social Learning, and more.

  • Better overall experience:  Okta makes it simpler for you to get to the applications you need for work
  • Improved security:  Okta adds a layer of protection to our network, data, and you.
  • Your apps, only one password:  Use your Northeast email and password to sign on to your applications from one central location
  • Easy access from anywhere:  Okta is available in and outside the office and even on mobile devices. You don't have to be at your desk to use it.

What can I access with Okta?

As your status at Northeast changes, so will your list of available applications. Generally, you will fall into one of the categories below. 

Applied - Not Admitted but selected for Financial Aid Verification
Applied - Admitted to Northeast
Enrolled Student

Getting Started

You will receive an email to both your Northeast Email and the personal email address you have listed with the college. Okta will generate acceptance emails for all students and employees.

When should I receive the email?

  • Students  - Students should expect to see an invitation email from Okta after their application is complete and the Enrollment Services Office has approved a decision for admission.
  • Employees  - Employees should expect to see an invitation email from Okta after completing all paperwork in Human Resources.

Okta activation can take up to three hours after the above has occurred. Please make sure that you provide the college with a valid secondary email during the application or hiring process to be sure that you receive your Okta invitation.

If you do not see the invitation email in your email, please contact the Office of Admissions and Records to verify that the email you have on file is correct. Many students miss the email due to the email on file being that of a parent or guardian. Employees should contact the Human Resources Office to ensure their secondary email is correct.

Follow the instructions in the email to set up your Okta account. Northeast now requires MFA (Multifactor Authentication) for all users. 

If you need to scan the QR code but are on the device you are enrolling in, click or tap the link indicating you cant scan. Tapping the link will allow you to send yourself an SMS message with a link to complete enrollment.

Please set up your Okta account within seven (7) days of receiving your invitation.

Okta Instructions

  1. Go to the  Northeast Okta Sign In Page  ( ).
  2. Enter your Northeast Email and Password.
  3. Click  Sign In  and Okta will redirect you to your Okta Dashboard.
  4. If you have not completed the activation steps, you  WILL NOT  be able to reset your password. Please follow the instructions in the Activation Email  before  attempting to reset your password.

Okta Verify

Okta Verify App

Okta Verify is the quickest and safest way to respond to MFA requests when signing in. By sending a push request to the Okta Verify app, you can easily click  Yes, Its Me  to verify your identity.

The Okta Verify app is available for both Apple and Android devices.

Anyone who failed to enroll in Okta Verify when setting their account should do it as soon as possible. Log in to your Okta dashboard and locate the My Settings link by clicking the down arrow next to your account in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. 

Scroll down to the Extra Verification section on the Account Setting screen and set up or update any available MFA factors.

Okta Browser Plugin

The Okta Browser Plugin allows you to access Okta from your browser window.

To download and install the Okta Plugin, go to  Okta's Download Browser Plugin Instructions  and follow the link for your preferred browser. 

After downloading the browser plugin, you will be able to click on the plugin from your browser to view and sign in to any of your Northeast apps. 

Accessing Your Email and Other Apps

You can access your email, canvas, and other apps from your Okta Dashboard.

  1. Sign in to Okta  with your Northeast Email and password
  2. Once logged in, Okta will display your Dashboard with all Apps that you have available.
  3. Click one of the app icons to begin using. 
  4. Okta will automatically sign you in and launch the application in a new tab of your browser.
  5. Return to the Okta tab in your browser if you need to launch additional apps.

Manage Your Passwords

  1. If you forgot your password, go to the  Okta Sign In Page
  2. Click  Need Help Signing In?  This link is below the blue Sign In button.
  3. Click  Forgot Password?
  4. Enter your Northeast Email Address and click  Reset via Email.  (Note you can also Reset via SMS if you have previously set SMS recovery options in your Okta profile setting.)
  5. Look in your inbox for the system-generated email and follow the prompts.

Ensure Your Account Settings

Verify your Secondary Email Secondary emails are helpful if you forget your Okta password. You can request a password help link to your secondary email address if you forget your password. 

To set a secondary email:

  1. Click on your name in the upper right corner of the navigation, and click on settings.
  2. From settings, click edit next to personal information.
  3. Enter a secondary email in the open text field and click save.

Users who noticed an error in their secondary email should contact the Office of Admissions and Records to have it corrected. 

Forgotten Password Question

Set a forgotten password question so you can reset your password if you have trouble signing in to your Okta account.

  1. From your account settings, click edit next to the Forgotten Password Question.
  2. Select a question from the dropdown and add an answer to the answer text field.
  3. Click  Save .

Add Phone Recovery

Set up a phone recovery to reset your password or unlock your account. Phone recovery options will help you if you don't have access to your email to reset a password/unlock your account. 

  1. From your account settings, find  Forgot Password Text Message.
  2. Click  Add Phone Number
  3. Enter your cell phone number and click  Send Code  in the open popup window.
  4. Okta will send a code by text message to your cell phone. Enter the code in the popup window and click  verify .
  5. You will get a confirmation message that Okta has completed the setup. Click  done  to be returned to your account settings.

Multifactor Authentication

You can accomplish Multifactor authentication using SMS, the Okta Verify Mobile app, or Biometric authentication. We suggest setting up multiple forms of MFA during the setup process. You can choose the MFA type by clicking the small arrow next to your verification photo when logging in.