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KB-7428: How to use the CSS Selector "name" value, instead of the "id" value, when creating custom Centrify browser extension apps

Centrify Identity Service, App Edition ,  

1 September,16 at 03:56 PM

Applies to: Centrify Identity Service, App Edition

Question:

When creating a custom browser extension application manually, or via infinite apps, how can the "name" value of the login/password field's CSS selector be used?

Answer:

Some webpages have dynamic id tags, or the id tags sometimes cannot be found by the Centrify Browser extension.  In this situation, the "name" field is a possible alternative.  To use the name field:
  1. Navigate to the webpage in question
  2. Right-Click on the Username/Password field and choose "Inspect"
  3. The browser's developer tools should then open.  Look for an entry similar to "name=username"
    1. Here is an example of what can be seen in the developer tools:
      1. <input id="userInput" class="inptxt username-input" type="text" name="userid" size="33" maxlength="105" style="cursor: auto; background-image: none; background-position: 0% 0%; background-repeat: repeat;">
  4. Navigate to Cloud Manager > Apps > Centrify Browser Extension App > Advanced  
  5. Populate the User Name/Password fields with the following syntax to use the name field instead of id: 
    1. input[name=NameOfCssSelector]  
      1. Replace "NameOfCssSelector" with the actual name value of the CSS Selector.  In the above example, this would be input[name=userid]
  6. Repeat steps 1-5 for the password field.
  7. Click "Save"

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