This is an Early Access feature. To enable it, use the Early Access Feature Manager as described in Manage Early Access and Beta features .

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: Because the user experience is an Early Access feature, it is subject to change. Users will still retain access to the old dashboard for at least 6 months once the feature moves to General Availability, but an end of life date will be announced through existing communications once it has been decided.

Okta End-User Dashboard

The following sections provide more information about the enhancements added to the End-User Dashboard. It also detail functionalities that are retained or removed or temporarily unavailable.

What’s new

In addition to refreshing the design, the new dashboard features the following enhancements:

  • Left navigation: Making it easier for end users to find everything they need in one place, this navigation offers the option to add new features.
  • Single-page layout: A new single-view panel with various sections means users no longer have to switch back and forth between tabs to find their applications.
  • Intelligent history: Removes the need for users to create bookmarks of frequently used apps, boosting employee productivity and increasing Okta adoption.
  • Any device: The new user experience design is fully responsive and works seamlessly across all devices.
  • Fuzzy search: Enables users to find whatever they need, when they need it, faster than before—even if they mistype what they’re looking for.
  • 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.
  • Email templates: Available in the end-user adoption toolkit, this helps to streamline the rollout process.

 

What’s staying

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.
  • User Settings page
  • Interstitial loading pages
  • User onboarding flow

Known limitations

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.

  • Prompts to remain logged in upon reaching session lifetime limit
  • Translation and localization support
  • Request an app from the footer
  • Device Trust flows from the Dashboard
  • iFrame embedding on other websites
  • Skip to content option on org logo keyboard navigation
  • Certain banners and notifications:
    • Preview banner on Preview orgs
  • Customizable colors

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

Procedure

For admins: Enable the new end user experience for your org

  1. On Okta Admin Console, go to Settings > Features >Early Access.
  2. From the list of features, turn on New end user experience.

 

For admins: Disable the new end user experience for your org

During the beta phase, you can revert to the old dashboard and plugin. To disable the new End-User Dashboard and Browser Plugin:

  1. On Okta Admin Console, go to Settings > Features >Early Access.
  2. From the list of features, turn off New end user experience.

 

For admins: Allow end users to switch between new and old End-User Dashboards

  1. On Okta Admin Console, go to Settings > Appearance > New End-User Dashboard Experience > Edit.
  2. Select Enable for Allow users to switch back to the old interface.
  3. Click Save.

 

For end users: Enable or disable the new End-User Dashboard

Important Note

Important

End users can only enable or disable the new End-User Dashboard if their admin has enabled the switchback option.

When the new End-User Dashboard is turned on for an org, all end users in that org will have the new End-User Dashboard by default. However, end users can switch back to the old End-User Dashboard. They will see the link to Switch back to the old interface in the top right corner of the new End-User Dashboard. They can switch to the new End-User Dashboard again using the Go back to the new interface link in the top right corner of the old End-User Dashboard.

Note: End-Users who switch back to the old interface will also opt out of the new plug in experience.

Related topics

Manage dashboard tabs for end users

Download the Okta Browser Plugin

General customization options