TecTANGO: Passwordless Authentication for Desktops

For Okta users to securely access corporate resources without passwords.

Go passwordless, today! 

What is TecTANGO?

TecTANGO is a Credential Provider (CP) which enables passwordless login to Windows workstations. The passwordless login can be achieved through the following ways:

  • Smart Cards or Security Keys
  • RFID / Proximity Cards
  • Okta Verify app

Features Designed to Strengthen Efficiency and Security

Fast User Switching & Multi-user Login on shared workstations

Tap-in, Tap-out, Tap-over with a badge

Eliminate generic user logins

Deep integration with Okta for Single Sign-on & MFA Policy enforcement

Single Sign-on for Thick Client Apps

Roaming - Enroll the card once and use on any machine

Supported Scenarios

Online Mode

In the online scenario, the user’s Desktop/laptop is connected to the internet and can reach Okta cloud.

Online authentication can be performed in 2 ways:

  1. The user needs to be in physical possession of the smart card, proximity card or security key. The security can be further enhanced by adding PIN or Okta Verify or both as additional factors.
  2. Support for following Okta factors:
  • Okta verify
  • SMS
  • Voice
  • Custom TOTP
  • Google Authenticator
  • Yubikey
  • RSA SecureID
  • Security Question

Offline Scenario

In the offline scenario, the user’s Desktop/laptop is not connected to the internet and cannot reach Okta cloud.

In this scenario, TecTANGO will perform the primary and secondary authentication. For secondary authentication, there are below options:

  • PIN: The PIN which is set in online mode can be used in offline as well
  • TOTP: Okta Verify app is leveraged. The OTP generated by the Okta Verify App will have to be entered during the 2 Factor prompt. The user will have to scan a QR code using the Okta Verify app on first login to complete the enrollment process for offline 2 Factor authentication.
  • U2F (Universal 2nd Factor): Security keys like Yubikey is used in U2F mode

Supported Smart Cards, Proximity Cards & Security Keys

TecTANGO Supported Cards - 1 (1)
TecTANGO Supported Cards - Yubikey

Note: Please reach out to us if you don't see a specific card or security key.

Which version of Windows does TecTANGO support?
  • Windows 11
  • Windows 10
What is the Hardware/Software requirements for deploying TecTANGO?

Desktops with Windows 10 for deploying TecTANGO Credential Provider (CP). The CP can be deployed through GPO or any configuration management tools like SCCM, Intune, etc.

Does offline enrollment with the Okta Verify app conflict with my account Enrolled with Okta?

No, during offline enrollment, the new account gets registered with the Okta Verify app.

How do I install TecTANGO?

TecTANGO supports silent installation or installation via GPO or any standard software distribution tools like Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager.

What do Okta users need to use TecTANGO?

TecTANGO is developed on Okta's MFA framework and leverages on the policies and factors (Okta Verify) configured in Okta. The requirements from end-user perspective are, access to a Desktop with TecTANGO Windows Credential Provider installed and a smartcard or security key, and a proximity card with a compatible reader.

Does TecTANGO support UI branding?

TecTANGO provides an option to add company logo for corporate branding.