Welcome to the State of Iowa Okta Identity and Access Management Tool

Okta is the single sign-on, VPN login authentication and two-factor authentication (2FA) method for the State of Iowa. With its proven security measures, Okta is a safe and secure way to log into multiple applications used across the state without having to maintain different passwords.

Logging into Okta?

Whether it's the first time, or you've been here before, follow the instructions below for help logging into your Okta Account (login.iowa.gov).

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What is Okta?

Okta is the world’s leading identity and access management solution. It’s job is to make your login experience as easy and secure as possible. 81% of data breaches involve weak or stolen login credentials, and Okta helps prevent those kinds of breaches.

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What is Single Sign-On?

Single sign-on (SSO) allows users to log in one time, using a single ID and password to access several software systems without re-entering their authentication factors each time.


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What is Multifactor Authentication?

MFA adds a second layer of validation after you input your username and password. You may have experienced this when your bank texts you a number to continue to log into your account. For much of the State of Iowa enterprise, MFA is used for VPN login authentication.

How can I reset my password or unlock my account?

Great news! You can reset your password and unlock your account through Okta! Before you have the ability to self-serve (reset your password or unlock your account), you must add security credentials to your Okta account (login.iowa.gov). Follow these instructions to allow you to self-serve.


How can I update my Multifactor Authentications?

Did you get a new mobile device or phone number? If so, you will need to UPDATE your Multifactor Authentications (Okta Verify, SMS, Voice).

Follow the instructions outlined on the Updating - Multifactor Authentications page.