The Single-Sign-On (SSO) solution is a vital element of identity and access management or IDM security. It lets users access applications by logging in just once. Users have access to resources without entering credentials for every application. There are a lot of reasons for your company to implement this kind of solution. These reasons include the following:
By letting users log in just once every session, they will save time. Also, this means the IT support team will be less likely to get requests for logins due to forgotten passwords. All parties involved will have enough time to concentrate on important tasks they are paid to do.
Improve Work Efficiency
The time saved through SSO allows for better user experience as users can easily switch from one application to another. Improved user experience will translate to increased work efficiency.
As the IT team saves time from password resets, they have fewer hours spent on tedious, resource-intensive, and intellectually unsatisfactory tasks. They can use this time for value-added projects that could be profitable for your business.
Having several passwords can result in users using the same password for multiple applications. Some users may even simplify their passwords or list them on paper documents or on their computers, leaving them vulnerable to unauthorised access. With SSO, users just log in through a central port just once every session.
SSO, combined with a strong authentication method, helps organisations achieve their compliance goals. Indeed, SSO makes it easy for them to check who is accessing which applications, who is using the accounts in which system and who has access to systems and when. This is because all data is centralised in the SSO audit database.
SSO concerns everyone in the organisation including the users, IT department, and the management. SSO offers users a real work comfort with accelerated and simplified navigation through the different applications they use. For the IT department, SSO reduces the team’s time in solving problems related to forgotten passwords and can improve information security access through the use of stronger passwords. Some features like secure passwords share between users, automatic password rotation, and service account management for M2M exchanges are vital elements that let the information security department to boost their security. Lastly, SSO affects the management for whom increased security is a major problem. Data breaches can have serious consequences on the company both in terms of financial and reputation management. Furthermore, increased productivity and time saving for workers result in decreased costs and increased gains.