With the rise of use of multiple websites in organisations, employers are getting focused on how to help employees manage multiple website accounts easily. and thi is the reason why implementation of single sign on is increasing. In this article, we will discuss about the most frequently asked questions about single sign on. Hope this helps!
Why is single sign on important?
Single sign on (SSO) reduces the number of passwords a user needs to remember. Once the user logs into the system which is the part of SSO system, he / she can access any website or mobile app in the same organisation without signing in again.
Is it secure? how?
Yes, Single sign on definitely prevents using from phishing. and user has to remember only one password which he or she can make secure. Also, user only needs to sign out once to logout from all the websites which means there are no chances of account left logged in. In a nutshell, SSO authentication is as secure as any other authentication system.
How SSO is benefits an organisation
Keeping running costs low is important factor of a good organisation and SSO definitely helps in the same. Using SSO, there is only one authentication which means lesser support calls for forgotten passwords, account not working or creating new accounts. Since, all the user data is in single place, its easier to maintain too.
Will it need a lot of change in infrastructure of my site?
Yes and no. This actually depends on the platform of the site. Usually there are no major changes done and nothing is visible at front end. Implementing SSO sometimes may take time due to complications with different platforms of sites. For example, if one site is on wordpress and other one is on bespoke PHP, then it takes time. So, this all depends on the site platform, you can always ask development team on how much time it’s going to take.
Implementing single sign on can be daunting initially but once it’s done, nothing can match and effectiveness of the same.