Prevent browsers from saving sign-in credentials

Okta username and password are the most important credentials for an Okta user. These credentials are the key for accessing all information and apps saved on the Okta End-User Dashboard. Preventing web browsers from saving this information increases the security of your accounts.

Often, a web browser's prompt to save sign-in credentials can overlap with a similar prompt presented by the Okta Browser Plugin. This can lead to users mistakenly saving their app credentials to the web browser in addition to Okta . The Okta Browser Plugin lets you prevent browsers from saving sign-in credentials for either Okta or third-party apps accessed through the Okta End-User Dashboard.

Permissions: Read and Modify Privacy Settings

By allowing the Okta Browser Plugin to disable browser password prompts, you can prevent colliding password prompts from occurring.

The Okta Browser Plugin asks to read and modify your browser's privacy settings. However, it doesn't modify any settings related to your browser's password prompts unless you give explicit consent through your plugin settings.

Internet Explorer and Safari don't require these permissions.

To protect end user privacy permissions, Okta can't force you to enable this feature. In addition, most browsers require that you consent to any changes to privacy permissions at the individual level.

You can review our detailed privacy policy.


The Save Password prompt isn't disabled in these scenarios:

  • On-the-fly SWA app additions within Okta

  • Changes to third-party app passwords

  • Custom Okta orgs

  • Custom URL domains

Disable web browser prompts

The Okta Browser Plugin can't disable the browser prompts asking to save passwords if your organization or another extension already manages the browser permission policy.

  1. Click the Okta Browser Plugin icon in your browser toolbar to open the pop-up window.

  2. Select the gear icon to open the Okta Browser Plugin settings.

  3. Scroll down to the Disable browser password prompts option.
  4. Click the Allow button. The browser displays a prompt that the Okta Browser Plugin is requesting more permissions.

    Note: Steps 4–5 don't apply to Safari and Internet Explorer users. If you use Safari or Internet Explorer, scroll down to the Disable Browser Password Prompts option and use the toggle to enable the feature.

  5. Click Allow on the browser prompt to confirm that you want to disable password prompts. The feature list now shows that the Okta Browser Plugin controls your privacy-related settings.

    Plugin Permission Prompt

  6. Click Close tab.
  7. After you close the tab, go back to the Okta Browser Plugin settings page to confirm that you successfully disabled your browser's password prompts.

Related topics

Okta Browser Plugin permissions: Chrome

Configure the Okta Browser Plugin

Use the Okta Browser Plugin with keyboard shortcuts