Okta Require Strong Password Complexity

Updated on
January 12, 2023

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Enforcing strong password complexity is an important part of keeping your Okta instance secure. By requiring complicated passwords, you can protect your organization from malicious actors who may try to gain unauthorized access to your Okta instance. This guide will provide a step-by-step process for requiring strong password complexity in your Okta instance.

Technical Reference Guide

Step 1. Log in to your Okta Administrator account.

Step 2. Navigate to Security > Authentication > Password Policy.

Step 3. Select the policy that is currently in use and click “Edit”.

Step 4. Under the “Password Complexity” section, select the “Strong” option.

Step 5. Under the “Password Characteristics” section, specify the minimum length and character types (uppercase, lowercase, numbers, or special characters) to be included in passwords.

Step 6. Click “Save”.7. You will now be required to enter a password which meets the complexity requirements you have specified.


By following these steps, you can ensure that your Okta instance is secure by requiring strong password complexity. This will help prevent malicious actors from gaining unauthorized access to your Okta instance.