Single sign-on (SSO) is a session/user authentication process that permits a user to enter one name and password in order to access multiple applications. The process authenticates the user for all the applications they have been given rights to and eliminates further prompts when they switch applications during a particular session.
Most of the applications have their own mechanism for authentication which uses different user-id’s and password. Single Sign-On internally translates and stores credentials of each application the user has access to.
Why are organizations adopting SSO? And more importantly, why would you want to implement it in your business? Here are four reasons:
There are many solutions available in the market for achieving Single Sign On based on the needs of an organization.
There are multiple vendors that cater SSO services, both web SSO and Federated SSO to the IT industry across the world. While the essential, elemental idea across this array of vendors is pretty much the same, there are slight, mentionable differences.