Single sign-on (SSO) is a session/user authentication process that permits a user to enter one name and password in order to access multiple applications. The process authenticates the user for all the applications they have been given rights to and eliminates further prompts when they switch applications during a particular session. Most of the applications have their own mechanism for authentication which uses different user-id’s and password. Single Sign-On internally translates and stores credentials of each application the user has access to.
Implemented correctly, SSO can be great for productivity, IT monitoring and management, and security control. With one security token (a username and password pair), you can enable and disable user access to multiple systems, platforms, apps and other resources. You also reduce the risk of lost, forgotten or weak passwords.
A well thought out and well executed SSO strategy can eliminate password-related reset costs and downtime, mitigate the risk of insider threats, improve user experience and authentication processes, and put the organization firmly in control of user access
Single sign-on has evolved. Users are accessing apps on their handhelds, in the cloud and behind your firewall. Instead of local IAM, use centralized identities and enable federated login into popular cloud IaaS providers such as AWS. IPEX Global lets you deploy browser-based apps, native mobile apps and custom apps – all with a single username and password, controlled by IT, and leveraging industry standards and protocols such as SAML, OAuth 2.0, OIDC and more.