Streamlining Authentication with Single Sign-On (SSO) and BYOI
Single Sign-On (SSO) is a powerful authentication technology that enables users to access multiple applications and systems using a single set of login credentials. By simplifying the login process, SSO enhances user experience, increases productivity, and strengthens security measures for businesses with employees accessing numerous applications.
Gartner, a leading research and advisory firm, highlights the significant cost savings SSO offers by reducing help desk calls related to password reset. Moreover, a LastPass survey reveals that “85% of organizations are using SSO to bolster security and improve user experience.” SSO minimizes the risk of security breaches by eliminating the need for users to remember multiple login credentials, thereby reducing the likelihood of weak password reuse.
Understanding SSO, Federated Access, and BYOI
Federated access, a key component of SSO, refers to the sharing of authentication and authorization information across multiple systems, applications, and domains. This seamless integration facilitates streamlined authentication and authorization for users accessing various applications and systems.
Bring Your Own Identity (BYOI) is another important concept closely related to SSO. It allows users to utilize their own identities, such as social media accounts or corporate credentials, to access enterprise applications. BYOI simplifies the login process across multiple platforms, reducing the need for businesses to create and manage separate user identities.
Emojot Integrates SSO and BYOI
Emojot now supports SSO through integration with third-party identity providers, including Google, Microsoft, and other customer-selected identity service providers under the BYOI framework (Emojot Platform Identity and Access Management (IAM) Update – Help Portal). This SSO solution allows users to access the Emojot platform using their existing login credentials from these identity providers, ensuring a secure, reliable, and user-friendly experience.
It’s worth noting that Emojot’s SSO feature focuses on integrating with third-party identity providers, maintaining the relevance of the BYOI concept. This integration allows users to leverage their existing external identities to access the Emojot platform, enhancing security by minimizing the risk of security breaches through the use of a single set of login credentials. Enterprises can now apply consistent password policies and user login procedures for employees accessing the Emojot platform.
SSO is an indispensable technology for enterprises managing multiple applications and systems. By reducing the time and effort required for logging in, SSO optimizes productivity and bolsters security measures. The BYOI concept further streamlines the authentication process, allowing users to access enterprise applications with their own identities. Emojot’s SSO feature, equipped with BYOI capabilities, provides a secure and user-friendly approach for managing authentication and authorization across numerous applications and systems.