Page created: 17 Oct 2022 |
Page updated: 9 Jan 2023
Using single sign-on (SSO), users can sign on to all their applications and services with one set of credentials. It gives employees, partners, and customers secure, one-click access from anywhere, on any device, and it reduces the number of separate accounts and passwords they need to manage.
SSO is made possible by a centralized authentication service that all apps (even third-party) can use to confirm a user’s identity. Identity standards like SAML, OAuth, and OpenID Connect (OIDC) allow for encrypted tokens to be transmitted securely between the server and the apps to indicate that a user has already been authenticated and has permission to access the additional apps.