Single Sign-on (SSO)

Single sign-on (or "SSO" in short) is a centralized authentication method that lets users access multiple applications or systems using a single set of login credentials.

Jul 31, 20231 min read

SSO simplifies the authentication process by allowing users to access multiple applications or systems with just one set of login credentials. This eliminates the need to remember and manage multiple usernames and passwords or other identification factors.

With SSO, users authenticate once with a central identity provider (IdP) . This simplifies the login process and enhances user productivity. as well as user convenience. Furthermore, and if done right, it can also increase security by streamlining security measures across various platforms. With one central login, users may be more willing to accept secure login technologies such as multi-factor authentication (MFA) . This reduces the risk of weak or reused passwords across different applications.

However, careful attention to security and robust protocols is essential, as a compromise of the SSO system could result in unauthorized access to multiple accounts at once. As SSO becomes more prevalent, its implementation requires careful consideration of privacy, user consent, and data protection to maintain a balance between convenience and protection of sensitive information.