Single Sign-On (SSO)

Too many passwords?

Most organisations have a variety of applications with various access rights. In addition, each application has its own authentication method. This means that users have to maintain many different accounts and remember their passwords.

But only one to remember

Single Sign-On (SSO) provides an easy way to securely manage account information for different applications or web services. The solution allows employees to sign in from anywhere within the domain. Caching login information in the workstation also allows for working offline.

Seamless for the end user

In a Single Sign-On solution, an SSO Client application is installed on the User workstation. The SSO Client intercepts the access requests and stores the credentials on the SSO Management Server.

The users only need to provide credentials the first time they log in to an application. From that point on, the SSO Client provides the credentials when the application is used. The only password a user has to remember is the one for the SSO.

The credentials are also held in a local cache in case of a network failure and for off-site working. The cache and the central credential database are protected with strong encryption.

End user benefits

Network scenarios:

  • Workstation client within the organisation domain
  • Terminal services from an external network (e.g. Citrix, Windows Terminal Services)
  • Workstation client in off-line mode

Automated login scenarios:

  • Windows workstation
  • Web pages and applications
  • Terminal emulators (tty)