Single Sign On
Access to everything with just one login
Single Sign On Explained
Single sign-on, or SSO, is an authentication process that allows a user to access multiple websites or applications with one set of login credentials. Not only can this bolster your business’s security, it also makes end the user’s life easier, removing the need to remember multiple passwords for all of their business applications. Think of it as having one key to open sevel locks, but with additional checks and balances factored in.
Single sign-on is a central solution which orchestrates the sign-on by linking multiple trusted cloud and on premises applications to securely manage and connect users.
When you first try to login to an app or website, it first checks to see whether you’ve already been authenticated. If you haven’t, it will ask you to login. The SSO solution then requests authentication from the identity provider, such as Active Directory. Once your identity has been verified, SSO passes this authentication data back to the site you’re using, which will grant you access.
Centralised access control
The benefits of single sign-on go far beyond usability however: by connecting user profiles to Active Directory, IT administrators can control which systems users have access to at an individual level, or based on pre-defined group / persona levels.
This can provide an audit trail of access points to your documents and systems, and means you can quickly shut down any user’s access in the event of compromise or their departure.
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