What is Single Sign-On (SSO)?
Single Sign-On (SSO) simplifies the user authentication and authorization process by allowing users to use a single set of login credentials (username and password) to access multiple enterprise applications. Essentially, SSO consolidates multiple application login screens into one, eliminating the need for users to log in separately to each application. This streamlined approach saves time and effort for end-users, whether they are accessing web-based, on-premises, or cloud applications.
SSO is a critical component of Identity and Access Management (IAM) and access control services. When effectively implemented within an organization, SSO enhances overall password management, leading to improved productivity and security. It reduces the risks associated with lost, weak, or forgotten passwords, contributing to a more efficient and secure user experience.