Okta Extension App 4+

Single Sign-on Security

Okta, Inc.

    • 2.0 • 67 Ratings
    • Free



Okta Browser Plugin protects your passwords and securely logs you into all your business and personal apps.

The world's largest organizations and over 100 million people rely on Okta to connect to apps inside and outside of their organization knowing that their credentials are protected.

With the Okta Browser Plugin you can:
• Automatically sign in to your business and personal apps with just one click
• Add your own apps into Okta
• Quickly generate strong, random passwords on the fly for all your apps
• Easily access your Okta dashboard apps and tabs
• Seamlessly and securely switch between multiple Okta accounts

You need an Okta account to use the Okta Browser Plugin. If you cannot access your Okta account via Okta Browser Plugin, please contact your IT admin.

Use the following link to learn about the most recent version changes: https://help.okta.com/en/prod/Content/Topics/Settings/Version_Histories/Ver_History_Browser_Plugin.htm

What’s New

Version 6.10.0

This version includes the following:
* Accessibility improvements

Bug fixes:
* OKTA-489584: When users opened SWA apps from the dashboard, the Okta Browser Plugin briefly displayed a prompt during the ongoing SSO attempt.

Ratings and Reviews

2.0 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

Marathon Beginner ,

Now Needs Excessive Permissions

I don't use Okta to store passwords, but rather use it for SSO to various things we use at work. Before the latest update, I was able to use the Okta extension essentially as a set of bookmarks for work tools, and I would get signed on with SSO when clicking on the icon in the drop-down.

With this latest update, the drop-down requires full permission on whatever site I'm currently on, which I refuse to give Okta. This didn't need access to that level of data work previously, and it still doesn't.

Mdhj ,

What is this app doing?

My company uses Okta for single sign on, which is fine. But in order to use the app portal, it basically forces you to use this plug in.

What exactly does the plug in do? in addition to its apparent end user functionality, what else is it doing? does it log web data? are employers using it to snoop into employee browsing activity? is it sucking data and sending it anywhere?

many people work at home, some people live in europe, it seems like an extension like this could run afoul of privacy concerns pretty quickly. it would be nice to have a statement from Okta on this.

Developer Response ,

Hi Mdhj, The Okta Extension App is required by Apple to install the browser plugin that allows you to securely login to applications that don’t support SAML using Single Sign-On. Essentially, the plugin allows for credentials for certain websites to be securely passed from the Okta cloud directly to the web sign-in page, without the need to store those logins on your computer. This also allows for instances where your IT may have pre-defined (shared) website credentials that they may like you to use for specific sites. It also allows you to secure your sign-in information from websites you frequently visit on to the Okta cloud, if your IT has enabled feature. The message to install the plugin will only be displayed if you have been assigned applications that require the plugin to securely sign you in. This extension does not allow employers to monitor your browsing activity, log your website data, or snoop on you. The purpose of the App is simply to install the plugin in Safari that allows you to be authenticated to certain types of websites. For more detailed information about this plugin, please visit: https://help.okta.com/en/prod/Content/Topics/Apps/Apps_Browser_Plugin.htm.

Hope this helps!
Okta Customer Support

DakotaMilkshakes ,

Latest Update

Since the latest update, the Safari extension is useless. I should be able to click on the extension icon, sign in to my company's Okta portal, and access apps from any page I'm on. Instead, I'm met with some horrific permissions alert that Okta would like to read & alter webpages, view my browsing history, credit cards, phone numbers...Oy! It's been a week and still no update to fix this. Ooooyyy!!

App Privacy

The developer, Okta, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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