Secure Every Application with Single Sign-On

    If you are on the Internet, then you have passwords. You need to set up accounts and passwords for just about everything you do on the web today. You need them to sign into email, to get onto social media sites, stream television and movies through Hulu and Netflix, and to buy through Amazon or the other e-commerce sites.

    You are probably use passwords for far more than personal time on the Internet. You likely have passwords at work you need to use. Most people have a dozen or more passwords they need to remember.

    With so many passwords, things get confusing. Some make the mistake of using very simple and easy to remember passwords. Sure, you want to remember them, but when they are too simple, they are easy to crack. When employees gain more access to online resources at work, there are more passwords to remember.

    With so many passwords, people often write them down, allowing them to fall into the wrong hands. And even though it only takes a few seconds to enter a password, doing this multiple times a day over the course of many weeks and months eat up time. Finally tend to create passwords that are terrible for keeping an account safe.

    Fortunately, there is a way to cut back on all of these problems. It is called SSO, or single sign-on.

    What Is SSO?

    Single sign-on technology, as the name suggests, means you only have to worry about having one sign-in to access all of the applications you need. Users get to multiple sites, applications, and networks by logging onto one portal. Everything is quickly and easily accessed without putting in more usernames and passwords.

    SSO has wonderful benefits. It improves user efficiency, as they don’t keep stopping to add a password each time they switch tasks and utilize different applications. They don’t have to remember all of those different passwords. And since there is a single password, it increases security.

    With many of the systems, users can log in from virtually anywhere. If they have access to the web, they can get onto all the sites they need for work. The SSOs for private use work much the same. Having a single password also reduces IT expenses -- you don’t spend as much time with password resets, for example.

    With these systems, mobile access is typically available. Because so many people today work through mobile devices, this is another time saver and security measure.

    How Does SSO Work?

    A proper SSO has a password management system that stores the Login ID and the password for each of the resources. The password and username, after being entered once, are then entered “behind the scenes” as the employee goes from one site or application to another. This all happens seamlessly. A single click on the new app, and the employee can get to work right away.

    These systems can access many resources, both internal and external. Employees can get onto your internal network, and outside sites and apps such as Office 365 and Salesforce.

    It is also easy to assign apps to different users. This way, you can provide managed access to those who only need to access certain types of applications.

    Consider Working with SSO

    If you still using old-fashioned passwords in your business, or personal life, it is time to look at single sign-on system instead.

    AuthAnvil to the Rescue

    SSO allows users to have direct access to all of the platforms they use, but they need only one credential to access them. It’s like having a single, very secure key to access 100 different doors with 100 individual locks.

    Find out how AuthAnvil can give you password peace of mind through SSO here.

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