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
This version includes the following:
* Notifications for new features in the Okta Browser Plugin will now expire after three months.
* OKTA-330432: The Okta Browser Plugin continued to recommend strong passwords for apps after the setting was disabled.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
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
Apple Watch experience takes another step back
You complicated the terminology on the Apple Watch prompt. Yes/No was as clean and simple as it could've been... now you're prompting with "Yes, it's me" (non-standard acceptance prompt)? So you increased cognitive load for what reason? For a service that most users experience begrudgingly due to their corporate security, minimal and non-disruptive should be the goal. Our entire UX team got sidetracked in a meeting and spent 10 minutes discussing "Okta's new clumsy Apple Watch button labels". C'mon, guys.
Developer Response ,
Sorry for the trouble! The "Yes, it's me" and "No, It's not me" options are for the login prompts that display the physical location of request, and ask if that approval came from you. This provides end users with more information to make the best judgement call when approving requests. With the Apple Watch app, you should be able to hit the "Yes, it's me" button at the bottom of your watch without needing to scroll. If this explanation doesn't help and you would love to provide more info, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help. Thanks! Okta Customer Support
Broken in the latest release.
The Okta plugin was auto-updated yesterday at some time. And now it fails to load. I've tried restarting it several times; but it just flashes briefly in my toolbar and disappears. And I'm now locked out of several applications for which our security team requires the plugin, versus the web portal.
Seriously, for a tool so important to many companies security and workflow, such lax QA is VERY dissapointing.
I was able to fix this myself by uninstalling the plugin entirely, rebooting my MacBook, and reinstalling Okta. So, looks like this isn't a full-up faulty build, but a glitched install script somewhere. In any event, all is now well, so back up to 4 stars.
Developer Response ,
Sorry to hear this! We want to get this taken care of for you ASAP! Can you send us an email at email@example.com? We'll get some more details from you and get you up and running. Thanks! Okta Customer Support
The developer, Okta, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below.
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
- Okta, Inc.
- 4.5 MB
- Requires macOS 10.12 or later.
- Age Rating
- Copyright © 2020 Okta
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.