SSO refers to a Single Sign-On portal for the users, enabling them to use one as their user credentials to access all their apps on the web in the cloud and behind the firewall. This has proved to be a blessing for the users that saves time and ensures various other benefits. The companies have now got something that provides multiple benefits to them with a single login.
Here is a brief discussion about how these two systems work and what is the need of each one of them in an organization:
Here are some of the benefits of enabling SSO between on premise and cloud application:
To configure and ensure that the web applications are activated in the cloud, here are a few roles of an administrator:
Accessing the applications and various kinds of services may need users to keep a regular check on multiple URLs, passwords, and usernames. When the cloud provides SSO capability across on-premises and cloud applications, it is highly convenient for users to access the applications and maintain high-end security.
As it is difficult to migrate the applications on-premises, identity management becomes even more challenging. One has to add software as a service that is also referred to as SaaS. There are various ways that the cloud provides to integrate and take advantage of SSO.
With the help of a single sign-in, it is easily controllable to manage who can have access to SSO, and the users can, after that, enjoy one-click access to all these apps. While it also connects most securely through trusted relationships, this trust is formed when the application is added from the SSO console-After that, configuring it with appropriate metadata is the most desired input.
After installing the application successfully, one can manage the users who have to access the applications. No users are assigned by default; they have to be added manually, ensuring efficient use. Here are the following applications supported by AWS SSO:
The system also allows the employees to grant access to the management console for a single account.
As SSO enables the user to access many apps simultaneously with just one credential and a single click, it tends to raise the impact of the user’s credential being compromised.
MFA is a method of controlling the access where the user is given the access only when he successfully presents separate pieces of evidence, typically any two: possession, inference or knowledge. The most common type of MFA used is two-factor authentication, also called 2FA.
Here is an example to understand things more clearly:
Most of us are aware of two-step verification which includes a password and then setting up an OTP as a sector factor. Other factors involved are OTP, phone call or SMS. As it involves 2 factors in the authentication, it is called 2FA.
After knowing about the details of the system, here are two major things or the trends that have changed:
The change in this two-key trend has brought about a revolution in the way the system works.
Organisation uses several other variations in the cases where the user is not personally known to the company. A very good example of this is the way credit card companies work. They tend to take out information from their credit files and present these as questions to them. They tend to move further with the course of action only when they can answer all the questions.
It is a really good idea to use SSO for on-premises and the cloud. As these are used, various solutions are answered very easily and abruptly.
While SSO can be used for servers, custom apps and on-premises apps, it is indeed a recommended measure to ensure improvement in not just the user experience but improved standards for administrators too. It enables the organisation to strengthen its security, reduce costs and avoid any kind of deprecated solutions.
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