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.

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:

  • More intuitive search to provide more relevant results
  • Single-page app experience with customizable Sections (which replaces Tabs)
  • Side panel replacing the top navigation
  • Responsive experience on mobile screens
  • Enhancements to the browser plugin
  • Mobile-responsive app catalog for self-service org-managed apps and personal apps

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.

  • Creation of bookmarks

  • Warnings that notify users when VPN is required to access an app
  • Prompts to remain logged in upon reaching session lifetime limit
  • Translation and localization support
  • Request an app from the footer
  • App Settings > General > Auto Launch option

  • Labels and notifications for newly added apps
  • Device Trust flows from the Dashboard
  • iFrame embedding on other websites
  • Skip to content option on org logo keyboard navigation
  • Certain banners and notifications:
    • Admin-managed tab banner
    • Preview banner on Preview orgs
    • End-user Password Reset notifications
    • Error state for any errors while loading
    • Prompt on the dashboard to trust new accounts through the Okta Browser Plugin Account Chooser
  • 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