Single Sign-On: What is authentication and what does it do?

With the introduction of the new provider based authentication and authorization architecture, you are no longer locked into a single authentication or authorization method, if the service cannot communicate with the identity provider, users have the option to authenticate with the cloud service using a different mechanism.

Main Applications

Sso is an authentication, authorization flow through which a user can log into multiple services using the same credentials, single sign-on is a property of access control, an authentication process that allows a user to access multiple applications with one set of login credentials. To say nothing of, the need to simplify access for users by a one click access to applications, without compromising security policies, has become a main goal for many organizations.

Multiple Client

User experience benefits by enabling users to access all of applications from one location, with a single set of credentials, under a single sign-on policy, users can enter a single password to gain access to multiple accounts or applications. For the most part, authorization is a process by which a server determines if the client has permission to use a resource or access a file.

Session contains information like when the user logged in and what applications have participated within single-sign on during that session, it defines a set of rules, protocols that allow users to access web applications with only a single login.

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