Single Sign-On software helps users to better manage security by allowing users to sign into multiple applications or databases with a single set of account details. This is extremely useful for businesses and users who increasingly using multiple cloud based SaaS applications. It means that users can have access to multiple accounts, without needing multiple logins, or compromising security.
It also reduces the burden on IT departments, as it allows IT administrations a centralized management console to control user access. This means that solutions can offer dashboards for to easily control user privileges and passwords. Single Sign-On ensures a high level of security, as target applications and systems still maintain their own account credentials, but single sign-on means that users can access them from one secure account.
The key features of a Single Sign-On solution are to allow users access to multiple applications through one sign in portal, automate the authentication process, centralize authentication across all applications, and provide secure access to applications and data.