Switch between accounts with Okta Browser Plugin

Use the Account Chooser in the Okta Browser Plugin to easily switch between multiple Okta accounts. When you access an account through the Okta Browser Plugin for the first time, you are prompted to trust or reject the browser. Over time, you can build a list of Okta accounts through the plugin to easily access your apps.

Before you begin

Ensure that Okta Browser Plugin is installed. If you can't find the Okta Browser Plugin icon Okta icon in the toolbar, it may be hidden. To unhide the plugin, complete these steps:

  • Chrome: Click the Chrome menu ( Chrome menu ) and navigate to More Tools > Extensions to verify that the Okta Browser Plugin is enabled. Once you have confirmed that the plugin is enabled, click the jigsaw puzzle icon in the upper right portion of your browser and select the pin icon next to the Okta Browser Plugin.
  • Firefox: Click the Firefox menu ( Firefox menu ), click Customize, and drag the blue Okta Browser Plugin icon to the desired location on the browser toolbar.
  • Internet Explorer: From the Tools menu ( Tools menu ), go to Manage add-ons > Okta toolbar, and click Enable.
  • Safari: Right-click anywhere on the browser toolbar, click Customize Toolbar, and then drag the Your Apps icon to the desired location on the browser toolbar.

Start this procedure

  1. Trust an Okta account and add it to the account chooser
  2. Show the account chooser and switch accounts

Trust an Okta account and add it to the account chooser

  1. While already signed in to Okta, sign in to another Okta account that you have not trusted or accessed yet on this browser..
  2. On the Okta End-User Dashboard, a banner prompts you to specify whether you trust the account. Some apps on the dashboard are accessible only after you trust the account.

  3. Click the blue Okta Browser Plugin icon Okta Browser Plugin icon in the browser toolbar.
  4. If the Trust / Reject options appear in the Your Apps menu, choose what applies in your case:
    • If you click Trust, the red banner disappears, the remainder of the apps on your dashboard become accessible, and the account is added to your account chooser list.
    • Click Reject if you don't trust the account or if you don't want the plugin to take any action on the account. If you decide later that you trust the account, you can make the Trust option display by refreshing the page, or signing in to the account again.
    • Note: For Chrome, Edge, and Firefox browsers, a red square on top of the blue Okta Browser Plugin icon Okta Browser Plugin icon with notifications indicates that a Trust or Reject action is needed.

Show the account chooser and switch accounts

This task is optional. From the account chooser you can easily switch between multiple accounts added to the Okta Browser Plugin.

  1. Click the blue Okta Browser Plugin icon Okta Browser Plugin icon in the browser toolbar.
  2. Click the Account Chooser icon.
  3. The active account has a blue ribbon on the side.

  4. Click the account in the list that you want to switch to.
  5. To remove an account from the list, click the Remove account icon icon.

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