Single Sign-On (SSO) services gives an easy access to manage our team’s identity across all the SaaS products that is being used in the organization. SSO services allows user to use one set of login credentials (e.g., email and password) to access multiple applications. The service authenticates the end user credentials only once for all the applications according to the rights given to the user and eliminates further prompts when the user switches applications during the same session.
A very common example that you can see is Google’s SSO implementation of login for their products, such as Gmail, YouTube, and so on. Any user that is logged in to one of Google’s products is automatically logged in to their other products as well.
Some common advantages of SSO:
- Removes the need for users to remember and manage multiple passwords.
- Simplifies user’s experience by allowing them to log in at one single access point and enjoy a seamless experience across multiple applications.
- Increases productivity significantly by reducing the password-related support emails.
- Reduces phishing and thereby making sure users aren’t tricked into giving away sensitive information.
Now with OpKey using the SSO feature, user is allowed to login with IDP service called as “Okta” & “ADFS“. Currently both OAuth and SAML protocols are supported in OpKey. Other IDP services like Google, OneLogin, etc. will be supported soon.