Installing the Browser SSO Plugin

Introduction

All users who will be using the Hypersocket SSO must install the SSO Extension into their browser of choice. Whilst there are a number of methods for launching SSO resources (Hypersocket Client, Browser UI , Browser Extension and Direct URL), the SSO Extension is required to be running in every case as it is this software that intercepts web pages to perform automatic logging on to sites.

For information on setting up a SSO browser resource refer to the article, 'Setting up a Browser Resource'.


Step 1. Install Browser Plugin

At the time of writing the available browser plugins are:

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari

Please login to your Hypersocket SSO server to access the latest plugins. If you have not configured or installed the plugin you will see a warning providing you with a link to the plugin for your current browser. 

Simply click on the link and you will be prompted to install the plugin.

Alternatively, the user can click on Download in the top navbar. In the Downloads section, click on the link for the SSO Extension for the correct web browser. We will demonstrate the Chrome extension here.

 

When you click the link, the Chrome extension store page for Hypersocket SSO appears.

Click the Add to Chrome button to install the extension.

 

When the popup appears, click the Add extension button.

The extension is now installed. You will see the extension icon to the right of the URL bar and a message displays to show a successful installation.

 

 

Step 2. Configure the Plugin

 

To configure the SSO extension to connect to your SSO server, right click the extension icon next to the URL bar, then select Options.

 

A new browser tab then opens.

Enter the URL for the SSO server. This is the same address as used in the setup wizard section, for example https://gateway.corp.local.

Click Save to continue, after which you can close this new page.

 

3. Login to Hypersocket

In order for the plugin to know which sites to auto login to, you need to connect to your Hypersocket SSO server, in doing so, all assigned resources are downloaded to your plugin.

With the Hypersocket server URL defined, press Refresh and the plugin will contact your server and ask you to login. If you signed in successfully you are ready to go. 

Important Note: Your passwords are never stored in the client plugin.

 

4. Launching SSO Resources

Once logged in you can access your SSO resources in several different ways:

Firstly from the user dashboard under My Resources > Browser Resources

Clicking the green Launch  icon will one-click log you into the defined resource. 

Secondly you can access any assigned website by directly navigating to the URL from your browser URL bar.

The plugin will recognise the site and begin to auto sign you in. 

Thirdly, you can install the Hypersocket SSO Client, a desktop app that gives you a Single Sign On dock so all your resources are available on the desktop to launch with One-Click.

More information on the Hypersocket SSO client will be added shortly.

 

Summary

This article has described the end user process needed to begin using Hypersocket SSO by installing the browser plugins. Take a look our other articles for more information on access control and creating SSO resources. 

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