Browser Extension

To make password management and logon seamless, Zoho Vault gives you the option to securely synchronize passwords across browsers using native browser extensions. The extension helps you auto-fill passwords and automatically log in to websites and web applications. In addition, the extension allows you to add secrets to Zoho Vault whenever you use a new account in any web application, so you don't have to navigate to Zoho Vault and add them manually. 

Once you deploy the extension, you will be able to perform most of your password management operations from the browser itself, with Zoho Vault running in the background.

At present, extensions are available for ChromeFirefox and Safari.

Extension for Chrome

1. Log in to Zoho Vault using Chrome and navigate to Settings, then Auto Logon, then Browser Extension.

Zoho Vault Chrome browser extension

2. Click Extension for Chrome to go to the Chrome web store. Click Add and follow the instructions to install it on your browser.

Zoho Vault Chrome browser extension

Zoho Vault Chrome browser extension

3. After installation, you will find the Zoho Vault icon at the end of the browser address bar. Click the icon and enter your Zoho account credentials and Zoho Vault passphrase as prompted.

Zoho Vault Chrome browser extension

4. You are ready to use the browser extension. It will list all your web account secrets that have a valid URL. Click any secret in the list and click Auto Logon.

Zoho Vault Chrome browser extension

What does the browser extension do?

With the browser extension, you can automatically log in to websites and applications without even going to Zoho Vault’s GUI. Click on any secret in the Secrets tab to view its username, password, and file attachments. You will also see action icons for Auto Logon, Edit Secret, Share Secret, Change Password and more at the end of each secret field.  

Zoho Vault Chrome browser extension

1. View secrets

To view the list of all secrets owned by you or shared to you, click the Secrets tab in the browser extension. To view the list of associated chambers to a secret, click Associated Chambers under More Actions. Alternatively, you can view secrets specific to a group by clicking the Chambers tab.

2. Search secrets

You can search for secrets directly from the browser extension based on several common criteria, such as all secrets, favorites, domain matching, and chambers. 

3. Automatically log in to websites

You can log in to any website or application for which the credentials have been stored in Zoho Vault. Click the Auto Logon icon, and a new browser window will open and log you in.

4. Auto-fill username and password

If you've stored the credentials for a website or application in Zoho Vault, you can auto-fill them for easy login. Navigate to the login page, click the browser extension icon that appears in the login field, and select the account. Your credentials will be auto-filled. Just click to continue signing in.

Alternatively, if you right-click on the login page of any website whose credentials have already been stored in Zoho Vault, you will see the Zoho Vault icon. Click the icon to show the list of passwords related to that site, and click the action options to Fill, Login, Fill User Name, or Fill Password. 

5. Copy username or password

You can copy your username or password to paste into an offline application or a website that doesn't allow auto-fill.

6. Add secret

You can add a new secret to Zoho Vault from the browser extension itself. Clicking Add Secret opens a popup where you can fill the details and save them to the Vault. In addition, whenever you log in to a new website or application, you will be asked if you want to add that password to Zoho Vault.

7. Edit secret

You can edit the secrets you own and any secrets that are shared with you with managing permission. Click the Edit Secret option that appears at the end of every secret field, make the needed changes, and click Save.

8. Share secret

You can share any secret with an individual user or a group. Click Share Secret, then choose either Share with Users or Share with User Groups. 

9. Sync 

Your Zoho Vault data is synchronized every time you log in to the browser extension. You can also sync the data manually at any time by clicking Sync with Vault.

10. Secret access request/release

You can configure an access control workflow from the browser extension for an additional layer of security. Once it is configured, users will be prompted to raise access requests and add comments in order to access secrets. The administrators can approve or deny user access requests, and  also configure the following parameters of the workflow: 

  • List of admins who can approve password access requests
  • List of admins who can be excluded from the access control workflow
  • Whether password access requires multiple administrators' approval
  • Limited-time access
  • Duration in hours of limited-time access

11. Delete secret

You can delete any secret by clicking More Actions, then Delete.

12. Change password for websites

You can change passwords of websites in a single click. The extension will generate a strong password based on the default password policy and change it automatically. The new password will be auto-saved in the extension. For more details, refer to this section of our help documentation.

Settings

  • Clear passphrase after inactivity — You can choose how long the browser extension will remain active and allow you to access secrets without entering the passphrase again. Set an inactivity time ranging from 1 minute to 1 week. 
  • Clear clipboard — You can choose how long data should remain in the clipboard after you close the app. Choose a clipboard clearing time between 30 and 120 seconds.
  • Recognize subdomains for auto-fill — Enable this option to make the browser extension autofill your credentials on any pages that are part of the same domain as an existing secret.
  • Prevent Zoho Vault from prompting to save or update passwords — Enable this option to prevent the extension from asking to save new passwords or update existing ones.

Install Firefox Browser Extension

Zoho Vault firefox browser extension

  1. Log in to Zoho Vault using Firefox browser and navigate to Settings, then Auto Logon, then Browser Extension. Click Extension for Firefox to go to the Add-ons for Firefox website. Click Add and follow the instructions to install it on your browser.

Zoho Vault firefox browser extension

2. After the installation, you will find the Zoho Vault icon at the end of the address bar in the browser. Click the icon, then enter your Zoho account credentials and Zoho Vault passphrase.

Zoho Vault firefox browser extension

3. Once you've logged in, you are ready to use the browser extension. It will list all your web account secrets that have a valid URL. Click any secret on the list to try Auto Logon.

Zoho Vault firefox browser extension

Zoho Vault firefox browser extension

What does the browser extension do?

With the browser extension, you can automatically log in to websites and applications without even going to Zoho Vault’s GUI. Click on any secret in the Secrets tab to view its username, password, and file attachments. You will also see action icons for Auto Logon, Edit Secret, Share Secret, Change Password and more at the end of each secret field. 

Zoho Vault firefox browser extension

1. View secrets

To view the list of all secrets owned by you or shared to you, click the Secrets tab in the browser extension. To view the list of associated chambers to a secret, click Associated Chambers under More Actions. Alternatively, you can view secrets specific to a group by clicking the Chambers tab.

2. Search secrets

You can search for secrets directly from the browser extension based on several common criteria, such as all secrets, favorites, domain matching, and chambers.

3. Automatically log in to websites  

You can log in to any website or application for which the credentials have been stored in Zoho Vault. Click the Auto Logon icon, and a new browser window will open and log you in.

4. Auto-fill username and password

If you've stored the credentials for a website or application in Zoho Vault, you can auto-fill them for easy login. Navigate to the login page, click the browser extension icon that appears in the login field, and select the account. Your credentials will be auto-filled. Just click to continue signing in.

Alternatively, if you right-click on the login page of any website whose credentials have already been stored in Zoho Vault, you will see the Zoho Vault icon. Click the icon to show the list of passwords related to that site, and click the action options to Fill, Login, FillUser Name, or Fill Password.

5. Copy username or password

You can copy your username or password to paste into an offline application or a website that doesn't allow auto-fill.

6. Add secret

You can add a new secret to Zoho Vault from the browser extension itself. Clicking Add Secret opens a popup where you can fill the details and save them to the Vault. In addition, whenever you log in to a new website or application, you will be asked if you want to add that password to Zoho Vault.

7. Edit secret

You can edit the secrets you own and any secrets that are shared with you with managing permission. Click the Edit Secret option that appears at the end of every secret field, make the needed changes, and click Save.

8. Share secret

You can share any secret with an individual user or a group. Click Share Secret, then choose either Share with Users or Share with User Groups. 

9. Sync 

Your Zoho Vault data is synchronized every time you log in to the browser extension. You can also sync the data manually at any time by clicking Sync with Vault.

10. Secret access request/release

You can configure an access control workflow from the browser extension for an additional layer of security. Once it is configured, users will be prompted to raise access requests and add comments in order to access secrets. The administrators can approve or deny user access requests, and also configure the following parameters of the workflow:

  • List of admins who can approve password access requests
  • List of admins who can be excluded from the access control workflow
  • Whether password access requires multiple administrators' approval
  • Limited-time access
  • Duration in hours of limited-time access

10. Delete secret

You can delete any secret by clicking More Actions, then Delete. 

11. Change password for websites

You can change passwords of websites in a single click. The extension will generate a strong password based on the default password policy and change it automatically. The new password will be auto-saved in the extension. For more details, refer to this section of our help documentation. 

Settings

  • Clear passphrase after inactivity — You can choose how long the browser extension will remain active and allow you to access secrets without entering the passphrase again. Set an inactivity time ranging from 1 minute to 1 week. 
  • Clear clipboard — You can choose how long data should remain in the clipboard after you close the app. Choose a clipboard clearing time between 30 and 120 seconds.
  • Recognize subdomains for auto-fill — Enable this option to make the browser extension autofill your credentials on any pages that are part of the same domain as an existing secret.
  • Prevent Zoho Vault from prompting to save or update passwords — Enable this option to prevent the extension from asking to save new passwords or update existing ones.

Zoho Vault firefox browser extension

Install Safari Browser Extension

  • Log in to Zoho Vault using Safari browser and navigate to Settings, then Auto Logon, then Browser Extension. Click Extension for Safari to go to the Safari Extensions Gallery website. Click Add and follow the instructions to install it on your browser.

  • After installation, you will find the Zoho Vault icon at the beginning of the address bar in the browser. Click the icon, then enter your Zoho account credentials and Zoho Vault passphrase as prompted.
  • Once this is done, you are ready to use the browser extension. It will list all your web account secrets that have a valid URL. Click any secret in the list to try auto-logon.

What does the browser extension do?

With the browser extension, you can automatically log in to websites and applications without even going to Zoho Vault’s GUI. Click on any secret in the Secrets tab to view its username, password, and file attachments. You will also see action icons for Auto Logon, Edit Secret, Share Secret, Change Password and more at the end of each secret field.

1. View secrets

To view the list of all secrets owned by you or shared to you, click the Secrets tab in the browser extension. To view the list of associated chambers to a secret, click Associated Chambers under More Actions. Alternatively, you can view secrets specific to a group by clicking the Chambers tab.

2. Search secrets

You can search for secrets directly from the browser extension based on several common criteria, such as all secrets, favorites, domain matching, and chambers.

3. Automatically log in to websites  

You can log in to any website or application for which the credentials have been stored in Zoho Vault. Click the Auto Logon icon, and a new browser window will open and log you in.

4. Auto-fill username and password

If you've stored the credentials for a website or application in Zoho Vault, you can auto-fill them for easy login. Navigate to the login page, click the browser extension icon that appears in the login field, and select the account. Your credentials will be auto-filled. Just click to continue signing in.

Alternatively, if you right-click on the login page of any website whose credentials have already been stored in Zoho Vault, you will see the Zoho Vault icon. Click the icon to show the list of passwords related to that site, and click the action options to Fill, Login, Fill User Name, or Fill Password. 

5. Copy username or password

You can copy your username or password to paste into an offline application or a website that doesn't allow auto-fill.

 6. Add secret

You can add a new secret to Zoho Vault from the browser extension itself. Clicking Add Secret opens a popup where you can fill the details and save them to the Vault. In addition, whenever you log in to a new website or application, you will be asked if you want to add that password to Zoho Vault.

 7. Edit secret

You can edit the secrets you own and any secrets that are shared with you with managing permission. Click the Edit Secret option that appears at the end of every secret field, make the needed changes, and click Save. 

 8. Share secret

You can share any secret with an individual user or a group. Click Share Secret, then choose either Share with Users or Share with User Groups. 

 9. Sync 

Your Zoho Vault data is synchronized every time you log in to the browser extension. You can also sync the data manually at any time by clicking Sync with Vault.

 10. Secret access request/release

You can configure an access control workflow from the browser extension for an additional layer of security. Once it is configured, users will be prompted to raise access requests and add comments in order to access secrets. The administrators can approve or deny user access requests, and also configure the following parameters of the workflow:

  • List of admins who can approve password access requests
  • List of admins who can be excluded from the access control workflow
  • Whether password access requires multiple administrators' approval
  • Limited-time access
  • Duration in hours of limited-time access

10. Delete secret

You can delete any secret by clicking More Actions, then Delete

11. Change password for websites

You can change passwords of websites in a single click. The extension will generate a strong password based on the default password policy and change it automatically. The new password will be auto-saved in the extension. For more details, refer to this section of our help documentation. 

 Settings

  • Clear passphrase after inactivity — You can choose how long the browser extension will remain active and allow you to access secrets without entering the passphrase again. Set an inactivity time ranging from 1 minute to 1 week. 
  • Clear clipboard — You can choose how long data should remain in the clipboard after you close the app. Choose a clipboard clearing time between 30 and 120 seconds.
  • Recognize subdomains for auto-fill — Enable this option to make the browser extension autofill your credentials on any pages that are part of the same domain as an existing secret.
  • Prevent Zoho Vault from prompting to save or update passwords — Enable this option to prevent the extension from asking to save new passwords or update existing ones.