Okta Browser Plugin

The Okta Browser Plugin enables automatic single sign-on (SSO) for app integrations that require end-user credentials. For example, applications that don't support SAML, or a direct form POST to a URL.

You can set up the Okta Browser Plugin for your own admin account and also configure it for the users in your org.

How the Okta Browser Plugin works

When you launch an app integration from the Okta End-User Dashboard, a new browser tab opens, pointing to the URL configured for that application. The Okta Browser Plugin uses an encrypted SSL connection to obtain authentication and other required information from Okta and passes that information to the application. The browser doesn't store credentials after authentication is complete.

To enhance security, the Okta Browser Plugin only works with trusted and verified sites.

If you haven't installed the Okta Browser Plugin but app integrations on your Okta End-User Dashboard require it, Oktadisplays a notification on the dashboard along with an installation link.

What you can do with the Okta Browser Plugin

Automatically sign in to apps

If you navigate to the sign-in page of an Okta-enabled SWA app, the Okta Browser Plugin automatically inserts your password credentials.

Okta recommends that you enable this option for all your trusted SWA apps. This feature is a per-app setting and must be enabled individually for each app.

Automatically initiate an Okta sign-in event

If you aren't signed in to Okta and navigate directly to an Okta-enabled app, a pop-up banner appears with a Sign in button. When you attempt to sign in, an Okta window is launched and you can sign in to the app without having to navigate to the Okta End-User Dashboard.

Automatically fill in credentials on sign-in pages

If you navigate directly to the sign-in page of an Okta-enabled SWA app, but you chose not to enable automatic app sign-in, the popup banner provides an option to auto-fill your credentials.

Automatically insert passwords on password-update pages

If you're on a password-update page of an Okta-enabled SWA app, the pop-up banner can automatically insert your current password.

Update passwords

When you change your password in an Okta-enabled SWA app, the Okta Browser Plugin offers the option to update Okta with your new password.

Quickly jump to Admin Console

After you sign in to the Okta End-User Dashboard, you can launch the Admin Console from a link in My Apps.

Switch between multiple Okta accounts

You are prompted to trust or reject subsequent Okta accounts the first time you access them. Over time, you can create an easily accessible list of Okta accounts through the Okta Browser Plugin icon.

Prevent web browsers from saving sign-in credentials

You can prevent web browsers from saving sign-in credentials for Okta and for third-party apps that you access through the Okta End-User Dashboard.

Create passwords upon sign up with a new service

This is an Early Access feature. To enable it, contact Okta Support.

You can use the plugin to create passwords for apps when you create an account. After you've added your app to the Okta End-User Dashboard, you can use the app settings panel to modify the sign-in URL for your app.

See View the app settings page.

Install the Okta Browser Plugin

Configure the Okta Browser Plugin for your org

Configuring the Okta Browser Plugin for the users in your org ensures enhanced security for all app integrations launched through the plugin.

Related topics

Okta Browser Plugin: Version History

Okta Browser Plugin: Security Features

Okta Browser Plugin Permissions for Web Extensions

Using the Okta Browser Plugin (Documentation for end users)