Single Sign On (SSO)
Where is SSO used?
Single Sign-On (SSO) authentication systems are mostly deployed in enterprise environments where employees need access to several applications/websites of their organization.
Is SSO related to Active Directory?
AD and SSO are quite distinct. One is the authoritative source of identities, otherwise known as an on-prem directory service, while the other is a cloud-based service. The latter uses a web app identity extension point solution to merge identities from a core directory to web applications.
Is SSO a security risk?
Like any access, SSO also has implied security loopholes. Fortunately, implementing additional controls, such as multi-factor authentication (MFA) and session management, can minimize the associated risks. However, you must accurately identify the dangers associated with SSO to find and implement a highly secured protocol.
How do I test SSO login?
You must test SSO to detect configuration problems. For this:
– Navigate to the user page and open the SSO configuration tab
– Click test on the “test your SSO” Section.
Is SSO considered 2FA?
SSO simply allows users to access their resources with a single authentication procedure. In contrast, a two-factor authentication deploys two verification methods to authorize login attempts, whereas MFA utilizes two or more methods.
Why is SSO not secure?
SSO has both adverse and favorable consequences. Accessing multiple platforms with a single set of credentials is indeed convenient, but from a security point of view, it can be a matter of concern. If a hacker gains access to the credentials, the security of all the associated accounts will be compromised.