SSO – Single Sign-On
Single sign-on increases speed and productivity, plus saves time and money.
SSO saves users time and energy by eliminating the need to log in to programs or applications over and over again. This leads to an optimized user experience and reduces account access issues occurring with the software. Users no longer have to remember many different passwords and user accounts. All logins and authentications go through one centralized system.
When using SlidePresenter, this is a proven benefit. Instead of having to register (i.e. log in again), assign and remember a password, users can launch and use the application with one click.
The advantage in use is obvious: It lowers the hurdle “remember password” to zero.
What is Single Sign-On?
Single Sign-On, shortened SSO, makes it possible to gain access to various programs, applications or services via a single authentication process. SSO eliminates the need for individual login procedures with different user data and passwords. It uses one universal identity for the user. Separate logins for different services therefore become unnecessary.
The user has just an identity. The SSO system takes over the task of confirming this identity to the various services. The user is authenticated for all services and applications for which he should be granted access.
Advantages of SSO
SSO solves important problems for businesses by providing the following:
SSO provides effective support in solving the fragmentation problem in enterprises.
Employee enthusiasm in using SlidePresenter has traditionally been high. It is used by leading companies as the tool for knowledge transfer, knowledge storage and education/training. In order not to reduce this enthusiasm, Single Sign-On obviously fits in this place. It allows employees to get into their account with just one click. This way, they can start recording their knowledge whenever they see relevance and importance, without having to think twice.
Feel free to talk to your Customer Success Manager about using Single Sign-On for SlidePresenter.
The advantages of Single Sign-On for SlidePresenter at a glance
- User authentication to access creator accounts via existing, internal systems
- No additional password entry required
- New accounts can be generated without any effort for the administrator
- Automatically block accounts when account holders leave the company
- No use of an email-address as login for SlidePresenter (but token) and as a result completely anonymized login concerning personal data
SSO improves the user experience for employees
With the switch to cloud-based applications, employees are using more and more programs. Assigning different usernames and passwords for each application puts a lot of pressure on employees. Research shows that a large number of users prefer to use the same or at least similar passwords – which is in conflict to IT security. Single Sign-On can significantly reduce this cognitive load.
Single Sign-On also saves time, improving employee productivity. 68% of employees use ten different applications every hour. Eliminating multiple logins can save significant time and therefore money.
The security and compliance benefits of SSO
Usernames and passwords are the main targets of cybercriminals. Whenever a user logs into an application, this is an opportunity for hackers. SSO reduces the number of potential attacks because users log in only once a day and use only one set of login credentials.
Reducing logins helps improve enterprise security. When employees have to use different passwords for each application, they typically don’t. In fact, 59% of users use the same or at least similar passwords for different services. Therefore, if a hacker gains access through a low-security website, the possibility of accessing other enterprise systems is high.
SSO also provides support for regulatory compliance. Regulations such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act require documentation of IT controls. Companies must demonstrate that they have taken appropriate measures to protect data. SSO is one way to meet data access and virus protection requirements.
As part of the unified access management administration system, SSO uses a central directory to control user access to resources at a granular level. In this way, the organization can follow regulations that require users to have appropriate permissions. With such SSO solutions, users can be deleted quickly or even automatically. This is another common compliance requirement to ensure that former employees, for example, can no longer access certain data.
How SSO reduces IT costs
Resetting passwords can be a huge wast of time for IT departments. If all applications require different usernames and passwords, there is a high probability that the employee will forget his password. This leads to the accumulation of password reset requests. With SSO, users only have to remember their credentials once.
In addition, most SSO solutions allow users to reset their passwords themselves, which further reduces requests to IT.
As part of the unified access management system, SSO uses a central directory to create and delete users. This makes the process faster and more cost-effective. Policies can be defined based on user roles, locations and other user attributes. In addition, IT can save time accordingly when deactivating and deleting users.