Introduction to Browser Extension

Created by Shubham Saxena, Modified on Wed, 02 Aug 2023 at 04:41 AM by Shubham Saxena


In the fast-paced digital landscape of today's organizations, ensuring robust security measures and optimizing app usage are paramount concerns. Single Sign-On (SSO) solutions have emerged as a popular choice to streamline access to various applications while enhancing security. However, some applications may not be covered by SSO and may still require users to log in using traditional Login IDs and Passwords. Moreover, while SSO providers offer valuable insights into user access within your organization, they might not provide comprehensive usage information, such as the last login date and time for each user accessing an app.

To address these limitations and augment your organization's app security and usage tracking, Spendflo's powerful Browser Extension comes into play. In this article, we explore the necessity of installing a Browser Extension, even when SSO is already in place, and how it can improve coverage for non-SSO apps and provide detailed usage information.

Coverage for Non-SSO Apps

SSO providers like Google Workspace and Okta have significantly simplified the login process by allowing users to access multiple applications with a single set of credentials. However, not all applications might be compatible with SSO, or certain legacy systems might still rely on traditional Login IDs and Passwords. In such cases, the Browser Extension becomes indispensable.

By installing the Browser Extension, organizations can bridge the gap between SSO-supported apps and those that require individual logins. This extension helps gather detailed usage information from these non-SSO apps, ensuring a comprehensive overview of app usage across the organization. Administrators and IT teams gain insights into which users access specific applications, enabling them to maintain a complete and updated record of user activity.

Comprehensive Usage Information

While SSO solutions are highly efficient in centralizing user authentication and access management, they may lack certain usage-related data that can be crucial for organizations. For instance, traditional SSO providers might not furnish information about the last login date and time for each user accessing an app. This limitation can hinder organizations from accurately tracking user activity, analyzing app usage patterns, and identifying inactive accounts.

The Browser Extension steps in to supplement SSO data with the missing usage information. By combining the power of SSO with the Browser Extension's capabilities, organizations can achieve a comprehensive understanding of app usage. This includes insights into Monthly Active Users for each application and access frequency, which is particularly useful for identifying redundant applications or those with low user engagement.

Moreover, armed with last access date and time data, administrators can take proactive actions, such as revoking access to inactive accounts, enhancing security protocols, and optimizing resource allocation.



While Single Sign-On (SSO) solutions have revolutionized the way organizations manage user access to applications, they might not fully cover all apps or provide granular usage information. To address these limitations, installing a Browser Extension alongside SSO becomes essential. The Browser Extension ensures that non-SSO apps are also included in the overall access management strategy and provides valuable usage insights that complement SSO data.

By combining the strengths of both technologies, organizations can strengthen their app security, track user activity more comprehensively, and make data-driven decisions to optimize app usage. Embracing the Browser Extension as a supplement to SSO empowers organizations with a holistic approach to app access and usage, contributing to increased efficiency, improved security, and enhanced productivity across the board.

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