What is the Browser Extension

The Privileged Access Manager Extension is a native browser extension that can be utilized by PAM users to auto-populate Web login forms using records that are stored within the Privileged Access Manager Identity Vault.

Once logged into PAM within the browser extension, it will securely communicate with the Identity Vault to locate any records associated to the currently displayed login form and if found, will give the user the ability to populate the username and password fields with a single click.

Continue reading about the Xton Access Manager Extension here.

 

The Privileged Access Manager Extension is a native browser extension that can be utilized by PAM users to auto-populate Web login forms using records that are stored within the Privileged Access Manager Identity Vault.

Once logged into PAM within the browser extension, it will securely communicate with the Identity Vault to locate any records associated to the currently displayed login form and if found, will give the user the ability to populate the username and password fields with a single click.

The extension retrieves credentials in real-time (not synced) with PAM, so if passwords are changed or new records are shared (or revoked) from a user, the browser extension will immediately be updated with these newly configured or available logins.

 

While being a 100% optional extension to Privileged Access Manager, it does provide a level of convenience to users so that they can more easily (and securely) login to any web portal from their native browser that requires a simple username and password authentication.

 

The following desktop browsers are supported:

 

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Opera (via the Chrome extension)

The extension attempts to automatically recognize the username and password fields based on a number of variables on the web page itself. If you are attempting to use the extension on a web login form that is not being recognized, please review this page to help troubleshoot the issue or contact our Support Team for assistance.

 

The Web Extension should only be used as a means of convenience, not for security as once the password has been populated into the browser’s form it can be detected by the user using several methods.

For both convenience and security, we would recommend using our HTTP Proxy feature.