What is Single Sign-On?
Single sign-on (SSO) is an authentication process that allows a user to access multiple applications with one set of login credentials regardless of the applications' platform, technology or the domain being used. With the increase in the number of websites and services requiring authentication to access their features and content, centralized authentication services have become a necessity, especially among large enterprises. Among some of the benefits of implementing SSO is its ability to effectively handle user authentication as a part of Federated Identity Systems, where the identity of a user is established and authenticated via SSO, and shared with other applications that request it. This is made possible via industry standard protocols such as SAML to facilitate the exchange of user authentication and authorization of data across secure domains.
Based upon a session and user authentication service that permits users to use a single user ID and password to gain access to multiple, interconnected applications without the need to maintain different login credentials, it helps log user activities, monitor user accounts and minimizes the need for support related to password recovery.
Single Sign-On offers great benefits in the form of reduced Help Desk costs, improved productivity, customer satisfaction, and compliance and security capabilities. However, it is important to carefully review and implement SSO using industry best practices and standard protocols in order to address any risks associated with enterprise security, identity loss, and malicious access attempts. Enterprise or cloud based applications can strengthen and address these concerns by using a host of Identity Governance and MultiFactor Authentication solutions.
Authentication is the process of verifying a user's identity. As an example, when you log in to your computer or a VIDIZMO Portal with a user name and password you are authenticating.
Authorization is the process of verifying that a user has access to a resource such as a channel or a specific media, or permission to perform an operation such as uploading media, viewing a report etc.
- Active Directory (AD)
- Azure Access Control Service (ACS)
- Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) 2.0 / 3.0
VIDIZMO also supports login from the following 3rd Party Login service providers:
- Windows Live
- LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol)
- SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) 1.0 / 2.0 (SAMLP)
- WS-Trust, WS-Federation
- How To Setup SSO Using OneLogin
- How To Setup SSO Using Okta
- How to setup SSO using Azure Active Directory
- How To Setup SSO Using ADFS 3.0
- Understanding Login Settings
- How To Setup SSO Using ACS
- How To Install And Setup ID Connector
- ID Connector Sync Service