New Okta end-user experience
We have redesigned the Okta End-User Dashboard and Okta Browser Plugin to improve user productivity and experience. The new experience is faster, more intuitive, and more responsive to smaller screens.
Note: The old Okta End-User Dashboard will no longer be supported beginning in October 2021.
Okta End-User Dashboard
The following sections provide more information about the enhancements added to the End-User Dashboard. It also details functionalities that are retained or removed or temporarily unavailable.
In addition to refreshing the design, the new dashboard features the following enhancements:
- Speed: Loads 50% faster than the previous dashboard.
- Any device: The new user experience design is fully responsive and works seamlessly across all devices
Accessibility: Improves screen reader support, color contrast, and keyboard navigation
Display preferences: Allows end users to create customizable layouts of app cards on the dashboard to either a list or a grid view with a configurable Recently Used Apps section of apps at top of the dashboard. Learn about recently used apps here.
- New side-navigation design: Makes it easier for end users to find everything they need in one place, this navigation offers the option to add new features
- Sections replace tabs: A new single-view panel with various sections means users no longer have to switch back and forth between tabs to find their applications
- Enhanced Search: Enables users to find whatever they need, when they need it, faster than before—even if they mistype what they’re looking for
Onboarding Guides: Provides a guided walkthrough to help end users understand how to use the dashboard
Browser plugin onboarding: Displays an onboarding banner after the plugin is installed by the user or through group policy that describes how to use the Okta browser plugin
- Recent sign-ins: End-users can track recent sign-ins and immediately report any suspicious activity. This feature is only available in the new dashboard for orgs that use the adaptive MFA SKU.
- Adaptability: Use resources such as email templates to help you communicate changes that are coming to the Okta End-User Dashboard and Okta Browser Plugin with our End User Adoption Toolkit.
The new dashboard does not affect the user interface or the settings for the following functionalities:
- Sign-in page customization. For example, sign-in flows, reset password flows, self-service unlock flows
Translation for for Okta's 26 supported languages
- User Settings page
- Interstitial loading pages
- User onboarding flow
The following functionalities are not yet available in the new End-User Dashboard. This list will be updated as we continue adding these functionalities to the new dashboard.
- Certain application themes or colors
Prompts to remain logged in upon reaching session lifetime limit
Session lifetime limits that are less than an hour long
Locked app icons for untrusted devices if an org has Device Trust enabled
Some functionalities will eventually become unsupported in the new experience. If you require one of the below features for your org, please reach out to support for assistance.
Secure my Mac flows from the Dashboard
App badges for new apps
Okta Browser Plugin
We’ve redesigned the Okta Browser Plugin for better user experience. All existing functionalities of the plugin are available in the redesigned Okta Browser Plugin.
Main changes include:
- Tab sidebar moved to the left
- Navigation moved around
Enable the new end-user experience for your org
Learn how to enable the new end-user experience for your org here.
Disable the new end user experience for your org
Learn how to limit or disable access to the new end-user experience here.
Disable Okta user communication and onboarding guides
Okta may occasionally contact your end-users to recommend security practices, notify them about new features, and request feedback. Users can opt out of Okta user communication through the following steps:
On the Okta Admin Console, go to Settings > Customization > Okta User Communication > Edit.
- Select Opt out of Okta User Communication for this Org.
- Click Save.