Single Sign-On (or SSO)
What is SSO?
Single sign-on (SSO) is a way of logging into different services with one username and password. So it can allow your staff to login to their email, website, and their work computer with the same details.
You may have used SSO without noticing before: You can use your Google Account to sign in to third-party apps and services. You don’t have to remember individual usernames and passwords for each account so it makes it easier. This is an example of a single sign-on feature.
How does SSO work?
SSO works based upon a trust relationship set up between an application and an identity provider, like MuzeKode. This trust relationship is based on something called a certificate.
An encrypted file is shared between the identity provider and the service provider. This certificate can be used to make sure that only correct information from a trusted source. When the user logs in, they’re able to access all of their applications and services with the same details.
Why use it?
It’s more secure. As SSO enables a single login, it reduces the number of passwords your users have to manage. SSO reduces the number of attack surfaces (the amount of things that hackers can attack) because users only log-in once and only use one set of credentials.
Reducing login to one set of credentials improves enterprise security as well – when employees have to use separate passwords for each app, they usually don’t and have the same password for every website (which is less secure than using SSO).
Your users are able to sign on with one set of credentials to access all of their applications and services. This not only improves their experience and boosts their productivity, it strengthens your security.