Do you ever find yourself juggling a dozen passwords and having to frequently reset them? Is your IT department spending a significant amount of time and effort on numerous calls regarding forgotten passwords and locked accounts?
Well, we have just the solution you need! Enter the magical world of Single Sign-On (SSO) – the grand wizard of simplicity and security in the realm of authentication.
So, what is this Single Sign-On? It’s actually quite simple:
Imagine having a special master key that unlocks all your favorite online places with just one tap. Single Sign-On allows users to access multiple applications and services with a single set of login credentials.
No need to stress about remembering which complex combination of numbers, symbols, and hieroglyphics you used last. SSO simplifies your life by providing a single portal to access a multitude of applications.
Why is SSO Important?
But why use SSO, you ask? Well, apart from the convenience it offers, SSO is a life saver when it comes to enhancing security.
With traditional login systems, users tend to reuse passwords across different platforms, making them vulnerable to cyberattacks. This is due to password fatigue, which is the tiredness and frustration of remembering and handling many passwords.
However, with SSO, you can bid farewell to this risky practice and embrace a more secure authentication method. SSO and MFA work together to secure your online kingdom by centralizing login and ensuring only authorized users can access it.
You most probably already use SSO in your everyday life outside of work, but you didn´t know what it was. Let's look at an example:
Have you ever used your Google, Microsoft, or Facebook account to sign in to another app or website? Instead of creating a new profile? That's SSO in action!
SSO's wand-waving powers shine in a multitude of scenarios, including work related websites. I'm sure you and your team often switch between different productivity tools in your daily work. These tools include email, project management platforms, and document-sharing services.
By using SSO, you can avoid the trouble of remembering many passwords. It allows you to easily switch between apps with just one click, making things faster and saving time.
How to Apply SSO in Microsoft 365:
With Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), you can harness the power of SSO within your organization. Employees can access many Microsoft and third-party apps using their Azure AD login. Setting up Azure AD as your SSO provider enables this. You also unlock the following benefits:
To set up SSO with Azure AD and configure applications, check out the official Microsoft Azure documentation and guides. Here you’ll find detailed instructions and resources specific to Azure AD and the applications you wish to integrate for SSO.