Silently install the Okta browser plugin using policy settings
If you are working in a managed IT environment and remotely installing the browser plugin to managed computers, you can install the plugin silently using policy settings. During silent installation, no dialog boxes appear that require user interaction and users cannot change the installation settings. See the procedure below appropriate for your browser.
Note: Currently, Microsoft Edge and Safari browsers do not support silent installation of extensions such as the Okta browser plugin.
You have several installation options when installing the Okta browser plugin 5.x for IE. The following chart may help you choose the best options for your environment.
This procedure has two parts:
Part Ⓐ – Enable Silent Mode
c:\windows\system32\Taskkill /IM iexplore.exe /F
c:\windows\system32\msiexec.exe /i %LMI_PACKAGEROOT%\okta.swa.ie-x.x.x.msi /q
This can be especially helpful if you are using LogMeIn without administrator rights to install the plugin. If you attempt to use the commands natively instead of using the batch file, the Taskkill returns a 123 and causes LogMeIn to abort.
Note: If you're installing in silent mode on Windows 7, users are prompted to restart their browsers.
Configure whitelisting to suppress the appearance of the Choose add-ons button during the plugin installation so that end users cannot interfere with the installation.
For a Windows OS, Internet Explorer uses a CLSID (class identifier) to set the whitelisting policy. To set this policy on your system, do the following:
User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Internet Explorer > Security Features > Add-on Management > Add-on List
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Internet Explorer > Security Features > Add-on Management > Add-on List
Now users are not prompted to enable or disable the plugin installation process during silent installation.
For more information, see the Google article Install Chrome extensions via group policy or master_preferences
For more information on Firefox extensions, see https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Installing_extensions.