|"Single Sign-On (SSO)" provides the users with the ability to go through authentication process only once and then access separate systems and applications without need to login into each application.
What is Single Sign-On?
Without single sign-on, the users will have to log in (authenticate) to an application or operating system before they can use it.
Such kind of authentication procedure often requires the users to type in a combination of a user ID and password which must be validated by the system before they can get "authenticated."
Unfortunately, these authentication and login processes often place a burden on the users.
Particularly in enterprises that are running a wide variation of applications on heterogeneous platforms, the users are very likely to be overburduned by the necessity to complete a login process for each system or application and manage multiple ID and password combinations.
Also, when faced with the complexity of managing multiple IDs and passwords, the users are more prone to write them down on their notebooks or piece of papers. This poses as a risky behavior which may compromise information security.
For the sake of strengthening security by stringently managing IDs and passwords, it results in adverse effects as it is too heavy burden on the users.
These situations are exactly where you can benefit from single sign-on.
Single sign-on relieves the users of the burden of memorizing multiple IDs and passwords. The users only have to remember a single password while stringent password management becomes a reality and a higher level of security can be achieved.
Today, single sign-on is a must-have for many enterprises.
No wonder it is a function that plays an essential role in protecting today's businesses from personal information leaks and security threats.