Every institution of Higher Ed uses a plethora of applications such as email, numerous third-party applications (Box, Evernote etc.), productivity suites (such as G-Suite), CRM tools, HRMs, SISs, LMSs, ERP platforms, and 1,000s of other applications/platforms. Centralized software platforms, taking care of every need in one solution, has shifted again to a more decentralized approach, with very area of an institution picking out their own applications to meet their specific needs.
How does one remember every set of credentials for each application? A Single Sign On (SSO) solution will transform the way users login, using only one set of credentials.
In order to manage and use the plethora of applications effectively and efficiently each and everyday, one must remember their username and password to every system/application. A Single Sign On solution will eliminate the multiple login credentials allowing for efficient use of time. The amount of time spent as an end user trying to remember or having to reset their passwords is daunting, the amount of time a Helpdesk Center has to spend on resetting passwords for users takes away valuable, expert knowledge, and time that could be used for more complex issues around campus
Single Sign-On software lets you access multiple applications using just a single set of credentials while keeping your data secure. SSO software provides a single platform for users to access to all of the applications used on campus – in a single location with a single set of credentials.
Single Sign-On software authenticates the end user to access multiple applications and eliminates the need to re-authenticate when the user switches between different applications during an active session.
SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) is a protocol used by Single Sign-On. SAML is an XML standard used for exchanging SSO information between an identity provider (IdP) that asserts the user identity and a service provider (SP) consuming the user identity information.
What can provide institutions an extra layer of data security, real time access creation/termination of user profiles, provides end users the ease and flexibility of accessing applications in a single location and with only one set of credentials, reduces help desk calls and increases staff productivity? A Single Sign On solution!