Posted on 05-13-2019 11:47 AM
I'm attempting to deploy the Okta plugin for both Chrome & Safari. If anyone has any advice or methods to do this - advice is happily accepted!
Downloaded the application from the App store. Created a composer package with a post install script. The issue is to get the extension to work it seems that I have to enable it through the Safari Preferences pane.
I started reading about the Safari PLIST and realized it was going to be inside a user folder for MacOS 10.14. I copied this file before enabling the extension manually then again after and I do not see a line entry that states that it is enabling the Okta plugin.
PLIST location: /Users/$USER/Library/Containers/com.apple.Safari/Data/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari.plist
Any advice where to enable a plugin/extension for Safari?
Posted on 05-13-2019 12:24 PM
I don't believe it's possible to enable Safari plug-ins in an automated/scripted fashion. Apple made the process pretty secure so it has to be done by the user directly. At least that's my understanding.
Posted on 05-13-2019 10:15 PM
@doooglasss I'm with @mm2270 on that.. I did however, run across this... Not sure this will get you what you're looking for, but maybe it'll put you on the right path..
Posted on 09-13-2019 06:12 AM
Pushing the .mobileconfig template that @JustDeWon posted does successfully insert the Okta extension into the com.apple.Safari.plist, however, in Safari 12 it doesn't enable the Okta plugin. It's very frustrating that there's not a clear way to programmatically enable this plugin!
Posted on 09-13-2019 07:15 AM
Do you have AppleCare support? I've opened some tickets with them regarding some stuff that are "user privacy" controlled that need to be managed by a corp environment (especially around Safari settings). The more tickets they get, the more likely they will take action.
Posted on 12-06-2021 09:20 PM
Any luck with getting movement from Apple on enabling extensions?
Posted on 12-07-2021 05:16 AM
Not really. And based on how they've treated the OS in the last few years, I'd be surprised if we see them.