In moving to the cloud, businesses are given greater flexibility in storing and sharing, disaster recovery benefits, security and storage. As more businesses move their applications online, employees are faced with the inevitable need for more passwords and user names. The latest solution to this problem is single sign-in, in which one single software signs into all of your applications in the cloud, leaving you with only one password and username to remember.
Integration across service providers remains a key issue when talking about the cloud, as many cloud services do not have the APIs to support single sign-on. Finding a secure platform for application authentication is a larger factor in simplifying cloud services. OneLogin, a cloud-based identity management technology, provides users with secure access to cloud applications from any device. Users enter their username and password and are then presented with a secure portal. Within this secure portal, all of the approved applications are made available to the user. This technology remembers all of the passwords to such applications, eliminating the need for multiple user names and passwords to be kept in a password keeper. OneLogin also utilizes two-factor authentication, easing any security worries one might have. Once the company has decided on the software they would like to use, all they have to do is enter in their security information and the OneLogin technology begins working with your internal SAML system. The hundreds of already configured plug-ins for enterprise applications offered through OneLogin is another added plus.
The main thing to remember when thinking about single sign-on capabilities, is that the inter-workings are still to be determined as more users switched to single sign-on interface. It is important to find a system that works for your business needs and company culture.
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