Setup the Okta Browser Plugin to work with Firefox Containers
The Firefox Multi-Account Containers extension allows for you to minimize distractions and categorizes the websites you use while browsing. Use the following steps to enable the Okta Browser Plugin to work with containers, allowing you keep your SWAAn acronym for Secure Web Authentication. SWA is a SSO system developed by Okta to provide single sign-on for apps that don't support proprietary federated sign-on methods or SAML. Users can enter their credentials for these apps on their homepage. These credentials are stored such that users can access their apps without entering their credentials each time. When users first sign-in to a SWA app from their homepage, they see a pop-up message asking if they were able to sign-in successfully. apps organized within your browser.
Ensure that you have added the Firefox Multi-Account Containers extension to your browser before beginning.
- Click the Firefox Containers Icon in your browser.
- Select a container that you want to assign to Okta, and a new tab should created within that container.
- Navigate to your Okta Home and then click the Firefox Containers Icon again.
- Check the box for the Always open in option to assign the browser plugin to that container.
- Confirm your container assignment when prompted by checking the box next to Remember my decision for this site and then clicking the Open in button.
Note: If you do not check the Remember my decision for this site option, you will receive this prompt every time you use a SWA application.
- Navigating to a SWA AppAn abbreviation of application. Essentially, it is a web-based site used to perform any number of specific tasks, and requires authentication from end users by signing in. Directly - If a user navigates to a app managed by Okta directly, whether it be through a bookmarked link or a web search for an exact address, the website will not be categorized into a container.