Editorial Office | Capital IDWednesday, August 24, 2016

Many users have access to a large number of (web) applications within the organisation. Security requirements are becoming increasingly strict and users must set up a user name and password for each application. In practice, this might require someone to memorise and enter the login details of more than ten different applications. That is neither effective nor desirable!

  • Manually inputting login details is time-consuming and not particularly user-friendly
  • The helpdesk receives requests to reset forgotten passwords for users on a daily basis. As a result, neither the support department nor the employee are productive during that time.
  • Most applications require their password to be changed from time to time. Besides annoying users, this also leads to the following point, namely:
  • Users employ unsafe methods to help them remember their passwords, such as writing them on a sticky note or on a piece of paper hidden under their keyboard

Single Sign On (SSO)

A Single Sign On (SSO) solution ensures that users only have to log in once, after which the various applications handle the remaining login procedures automatically. It is also possible to restrict a certain end user’s access to the entire network at the click of a central button, for example when an employee leaves the organisation. SSO also ensures that newly purchased applications are accepted more quickly, because it eliminates the problem of having to memorise yet another new password.

ID Manager SSO connector

Capital ID therefore developed an SSO connector for SAML (ADFS) AND OAuth for ID Manager to allow our software to work with the Enterprise SSO solutions. The investment for SSO depends on the SSO solution being used and the amount of procedural customization that is required. The authentication is set up in such a way that, if you wish, logging in without SSO (e.g. by external parties such as advertising agencies) is possible alongside logging in with SSO (e.g. by employees).