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Benefits of Single Sign On SSO

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Benefits

  • Reduces phishing issues
  • Reducing password issues due to different user name and password combinations
  • Reducing time spent re-entering passwords for the same identity
  • Can support conventional authentication such as Windows¬† / Linux and Mac credentials
  • Reducing IT costs due to lower number of IT help desk calls about passwords
  • Security on all levels of entry/exit/access to systems without the inconvenience of re-prompting users
  • Centralized reporting for compliance adherence.

Negatives

  • Since Single Sign On (SSO) provides access to many resources once the user is authenticated if credentials are lost or stolen impact of scenario increases.
  • Single Sign Sign On (SSO) makes the authentication systems highly critical a loss of service can result in denial of access to all systems
  • Single Sign On Devices are usually the target of attackers before anything

Types of Single Sign On

  • Kerberos ticket granting
  • Smart Card
  • OTP Token
  • Integrated Windows Authentication
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