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KB-4903: Require to install CBE every time when launching a web application which requires CBE on IE

Authentication Service ,   App Access Service ,  

12 April,16 at 11:07 AM

Applies to: All versions of Centrify Identity Service using Internet Explorer (IE)


When using IE, Centrify Browser Extension (CBE) was installed either by:

1. Launching a web application that requires CBE in User Portal


2. Though the Downloads option in Cloud Manager (aka Admin Portal)

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In IE browser > Settings > Manage add-ons, it shows CBE is enabled:

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The problem is even though CBE is installed and enabled, every time a web application that requires CBE is launched in User Portal, user will be re-directed and shown with the installation screen again which is not expected:

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Removing and reinstalling CBE didn't help even restarting IE browser after that. This prevents users from launching web applications that require CBE in User Portal. Is there a way to workaround this?


In Internet Options > Advanced tab, "Enable 3rd-party browser extensions" option should be checked:

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It is recommended to restart the IE browser after checking this box.

If this doesn't help, please follow KB-4342 - Section: "How To Uninstall" to un-install / re-install CBE and Section: "How To Collect Diagnostic Logs" to collect the diagnostic logs as described, and then contact Centrify Technical Support with the collected information/logs:

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