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We have partnered with Okta, the world's leading identity and access management solution, to provide an easy, consistent, and secure login experience to a multitude of online applications and services.

Whether you’re a student, faculty, or staff member at the college, you undoubtedly use numerous web applications like Google, D2L, or Workday on a regular basis. Since each of these applications require a password, the number of passwords that we’re responsible for is also growing, making them difficult to manage safely. Okta addresses this problem by bringing all your applications together in one place and giving you instant access with one secure login.

Introduction to SSO

Introduction to SSO

Single Sign-On, or SSO, is exactly what it sounds like: you sign in once, and you have easy access to every application you need, without being prompted to sign in for each one. Okta’s cloud-based SSO platform allows users to enter one username and password to access multiple applications. You can access all of your web applications, both behind the firewall and in the cloud, with a single login credential. The Okta Dashboard, known as myApps, is tailored to each of your devices, providing a seamless experience across PCs, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

Benefits & Objectives

Benefits & Objectives
  • Improved User Experience

    With SSO, there’s no need to remember separate usernames and passwords or have to sign in each time you navigate to a different application.

  • Quick Access

    The myApps dashboard provides quick and easy access to all of your applications without having to remember a distinct login URL for each app.

  • Reduced Help Tickets

    SSO reduces the need for help desk requests and password resets.

  • Increased Productivity

    All of your applications in one convenient location without having to continually sign in to different applications saves time.

  • Better Security

    You are able to come up with a stronger password since you only need to remember one.

  • Know Your Apps

    All of your apps are displayed on your myApps dashboard from day one.

Accessing myApps

Accessing myApps

Browse to the myApps dashboard directly by going to

  1. From the Aims website, click myAims. If you have not already logged in, click Log in.
  2. Log in with your Aims username and password when prompted.
  3. Under myAims, click myApps.
    myApps log in button

From your myAims home page, click myApps.
myAims myApps button

You can alternatively click myAims along the top and then click myApps
myAims myApps button

Managing Your Account

Managing Your Account

  1. Navigate to Find Username.
  2. Enter the required information.

  1. To change your Aims password, sign in to myApps and click on your name in the top right corner and then click Settings.
  2. Under 'Change Password', enter your current password, new password and repeat new password. Click Change Password.

  1. If you have forgotten your Aims password, navigate to the myApps page and click Need help signing in?
  2. Click Forgot password?
  3. Enter your email or username and then select how you want the verification code to be sent to you.
  4. Upon receiving the code, enter it and then click Verify.
  5. Answer your Forgotten Password Challenge and then click Reset Password.
  6. Enter your new password twice to confirm and then click Reset Password.

  1. To change your forgotten password question, sign in to myApps and click on your name in the top right corner and then click Settings.
  2. Click Edit next to 'Forgotten Password Question'.
  3. Select the question and then provide the answer. Click Save.

You can manage your MFA factors from the Settings page. This is useful if you get a new smartphone or want to set up additional factors which we highly recommend.

  1. To update your MFA factors, sign in to myApps and click on your name in the top right corner and then click Settings. If prompted, click on Edit Profile and verify your identity.
  2. Under 'Extra Verification', click either Remove or Set up depending on your needs.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions.


Okta securely connects the college community to the applications and tools they need. It provides an app dashboard, single sign-on (SSO) and multi-factor authentication (MFA).

There is no difference as myApps is the Aims branded version of Okta.

Identity and access management helps to establish one digital identity per individual and then connects each individual with the appropriate technology resources they need.

SSO is one of the many capabilities that Okta provides. SSO lets you use a single username and password to access all your apps. No more remembering all your different password and username combinations to get to the apps that you need.

With SSO, you sign into the Aims Okta Dashboard. From there, you can launch any of your web apps without having to enter any other additional credentials. Okta manages all your application credentials and securely logs you into your apps. Sometimes, you might not even know what your username and password are for certain apps because your IT team will manage all of that for you in the background.

MFA is an additional step to verify your identity when you sign in to an application. Using MFA keeps your account more secure, because it makes it more difficult for hackers to steal all the information necessary to impersonate you.

No. You will have the option to remember your device for a set period of time.

Yes, we encourage you to set up multiple factors. By doing so, you will still be able to sign in if one of your factors is unavailable.

The distance of your mobile device from your screen or your screen resolution could impact your ability to scan the QR code. Try moving your device closer or further away while keeping the QR code within the scanners view. You can also try adjusting the zoom on your browser. If neither of these options work, try one of the following:



Set up Okta Verify on your Android device by signing in to your account

Set up Okta Verify on your Android device by using an activation link or secret key



Set up Okta Verify on your iOS device by signing in to your account

Set up Okta Verify on your iOS device by using an activation link or secret key

If you were already enrolled in Duo, you'll want to keep the Duo Mobile app installed until all apps have been transitioned to Okta. Removing the Duo Mobile app before all apps have been transitioned to Okta could result in you not being able to access them.

When the Okta verify page comes up it will always display the last factor that you used to sign in. If you want to switch to a different factor, click on the drop down arrow next to the circular icon and select a different factor.

You may use an alternate device if you registered multiple devices. If you only registered one primary device, please contact the IT Service Desk:
Phone: 970-339-6380
Support Ticket:

  1. Sign in to Okta. If you still have the old device, approve the prompt from it. If you no longer have the old device, select a different factor such as Voice.
  2. Click on your name in the top right corner and then click Settings.
  3. Scroll down to the 'Extra Verification' section and click Remove on your currently enrolled factor and then click Yes to verify.
  4. Reload the Settings page and then click Set up on the factor you just removed.
  5. Follow the prompts to set up the new factor.

Okta supports Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Edge, and Chrome.

It does. Download the Okta Mobile app from your app store for full mobile access to Okta. Okta Mobile allows you to access your applications from your mobile device with a PIN code, so you get the security of Single Sign-On from your mobile device.

Okta Verify push notifications typically use less than 15KB per push and response. That means it would take approximately 350 push notifications to equal the streaming or download of one average song.

Please keep in mind that no data or internet connection is required to enter a passcode generated by the Okta Verify app. To enter a passcode instead of using a push, click ‘Or enter code’ on the MFA verification screen.



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