Deploy user password web applications

There are numerous user password applications you can deploy. CyberArk can store and auto-populate user name and password fields to allow for single sign-on from the User Portal, alleviate the need for users to memorize too many passwords, and allow users to access shared web accounts without knowing the shared password. CyberArk provides three ways to add a web site for single sign-on.

  • Use a prebuilt template -- Use this method if the application is in the CyberArk application catalog. See Prebuilt template applications.
  • Capture with Infinite Apps -- Use this method if the application is NOT in the CyberArk application catalog. Infinite Apps provides the App Capture utility, which automatically discovers the user name and password fields on the web application log in page and adds the application to the User Portal Apps page. See Capture user name/password with Infinite Apps.
  • Use a custom template -- Use this method for more complex websites that might have the user name and password fields on different pages or other unique steps to log in. See Custom template applications .

After you deploy the application (regardless of the method you use to deploy it), users must enter the application specific credentials the first time it is launched from the User Portal. This is only required with the initial application launch.

Prebuilt template applications

This is the most straight-forward way to add an application into CyberArk and works for applications that have a prebuilt template in the Admin Portal.

After you deploy the application, users must enter the application specific credentials the first time s/he launches it from the User Portal. This is only required with the initial application launch.

If you only want SSO for application access, then you're done! You can now use the account you just added to the Permissions page to access the User Portal and SSO to the web application.

  1. Open a browser and log in to User Portal using the account you just added to the Permissions page.
  2. Click the newly deployed web application.
  3. Enter the application user name and password.
  4. Entering your credentials is only required for the initial application launch. Subsequent launches will automatically populate the user name and password fields. You will also be prompted to download and install the Browser Extension. You only have to install the extension one time per browser.

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Capture user name/password with Infinite Apps

For web applications that are not in the CyberArk application catalog, you can use Infinite Apps to capture the user name and password. To use the Infinite Apps feature, you must install a Firefox browser specific version of the Browser Extension. Infinite Apps only supports Firefox and the privacy setting must be configured for “Remember History”. After the application is captured, users can use any browser to open it from the user portal.

If the web application launches successfully, then you're done. If it's not successful, then a few more configuration steps are required. See the instructions below (Custom template applications ).

Custom template applications

Use this method for more complex websites that might have the user name and password fields on different pages or other unique steps to log in. For example, if you opened the application and App Capture did not find the user name and password fields or it selected the wrong fields, then use the following procedure to identify them.

In addition, you must use this procedure to add the application if you want to use a Submit button rather than use the Enter key (on the keyboard) to proceed with signing-in.

The App Capture utility cannot capture apps that use iframes.

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