Prevent web browsers from saving sign-in credentials


With the Okta Browser Plugin, end-users can prevent browsers from saving their sign-in credentials for Okta as well as for third-party apps accessed through the Okta End User Dashboard. Okta username and password are the most important credentials for an Okta user. These credentials are the key for accessing all information and apps saved on the Okta End User Dashboard. Preventing web browsers from saving this information increases the security of your end user's accounts.

 

In many cases, a web browser's prompt to save sign-in credentials may overlap with a similar prompt presented by the Okta Browser Plugin. This can lead to users mistakenly saving their app credentials to the web browser in addition to Okta. Disabling the web browser prompt helps ensure that sign-in credentials are securely saved in Okta.


Permissions: Read and Modify Privacy Settings

Note: These permissions are not required for IE or Safari

By allowing the Okta Browser Plugin to disable browser password prompts, end-users can prevent colliding password prompts from occurring. The Okta Browser Plugin will request to read and modify your browser's privacy settings, but will not modify any settings related to your browser's password prompts unless given consent through your plugin settings first.

 

Okta cares deeply about your Privacy and making sure you have a safe and secure experience on the web. To protect end-user privacy permissions, Okta Admins cannot force their end users to enable this feature. In addition, most browsers require that any changes to privacy permissions are consented to at the individual level. You can review our detailed Privacy Policy here.


Limitations

The "Save Password" prompt will not be disabled in the following scenarios:

  • on-the-fly SWA app additions within Okta

  • changes to 3rd-party app passwords

  • custom Okta orgs

  • custom URL domains


Disable web browser prompts

Note: For web extensions, the Okta browser plugin will not be able to disable browser save password prompts if this permission is already managed by your organization's browser policy or another extension.

  1. Click the Okta Browser Plugin icon in the top right section of your browser to open the popover menu.
  2. From this menu, click the gear icon to open the Okta Browser Plugin Settings.
  3. Scroll down to the Disable Browser Password Prompts option and click the blue Disable Browser Password Prompts link.

    Note:  Steps 3 through 6 do not apply to Safari or IE users. Instead, Safari and IE users simply need to scroll down to the Disable Browser Password Prompts option and use the toggle to enable the feature.
    Plugin Popover

  4. Once a new tab is opened, and you are prompted to allow for password prompts to be disabled, click Allow. You should receive a browser prompt that shows that the Okta Browser Plugin is requesting additional permissions.
    Plugin Permission Prompt
  5. Select the Allow option to finalize your decision, and the page should change to reflect that the Okta Browser Plugin is now controlling your privacy-related settings.
  6. Click the Close tab button.

Once you have closed the tab, navigate back to the Okta Plugin Settings page within the popover menu to confirm that you have successfully disabled your browser's password prompts.


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