How to use Single Sign-On for login efficiency

An average enterprise usage over a thousand cloud services. Even if small businesses use just a few dozen applications, securely managing account logins is still a big issue for both users and administrators. With the help of Single Sign-On (SSO), you can make one user profile that logs you into all your online accounts. If you’re overwhelmed by the number of passwords linked to your name, SSO is the best solution for you. These techniques are secure, easy-to-manage a long list of usernames and passwords. So let’s dive into how it works

What is SSO?

Single Sign-On solutions permit users to create one username and one password that thousands of websites will recognize. If you’ve ever clicked “Login with Google” on a non-Google website, you’ve already experienced the benefits of SSO. It’s fast, simple, and more secure. Now, small businesses can achieve the same level of efficiency between their employees and cloud platforms.

Instead of asking everyone in the workplace to track separate accounts for Office 365, Slack, Quickbooks, and other cloud apps your company depends on, you can provide them one set of credentials and be able to what they have access to remotely. Employees come to the office, enter their designated username and password, and they are all set for the day.

Why SSO is more secure?

There are a number of methods to set up a small business SSO solution, but maximum of them focus on removing login information from your servers. Usually, you will give your employees’ logins to an SSO provider and each employee will get a single login paired with a secondary authentication like a fingerprint or an SMS to a personal device.

Each time one of your employees uses a cloud platform, such as Office 365 or Google Apps, the SSO provider will verify the user’s identity and the security of the connection. If anything goes wrong, your IT provider will be notified.
Should your network or any of the devices be compromised, hackers would catch nothing but logins to your SSO accounts, which are useless without fingerprints or mobile devices.

How to get started with SSO?

The first step when setting up a Single Sign-On solution is to make sure you have a prompt and responsive IT support system in place. You require a team that is constantly available to review suspicious alerts and troubleshoot employee problems. If you don’t currently have that available, contact us today and we will help you out!

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