To ensure a well-executed SSO strategy, Gartner has also suggested a best practice “to identify the tactical and strategic approaches that reduce enough of the problem space over time and within budget.”
Achieving that requires organizations to provide a seamless user experience in authentication processes accessing various types of applications with strong authentication for the master login.
Addressing these objectives, i-Sprint Innovations’ AccessMatrix™ Unified SSO (USSO) platform covers Enterprise SSO, Web SSO, Federated SSO and Mobile SSO, as part of an integrated suite of identity, credential and access management solutions. For example, the Federated SSO identity federation module supports popular identity protocols such as SAML and OAuth for cloud and mobile applications. Being extensible, it can embed strong authentication solutions.
The USSO platform enables a single login process across multiple operating platforms, including mobile devices. It supports advanced authentication methods, from one-time password tokens and smart cards to biometrics.
For one of Japan’s top three automobile makers, these capabilities offered a way to manage the complexity of accessing multiple legacy applications and security silos rapidly and efficiently with minimal risk.
The manufacturer chose the AccessMatrix™ Enterprise SSO solution to handle its 29 business applications, including a mainframe emulator, without any application changes. This allowed the company to achieve its SSO objectives within 10 weeks. Integrated with an existing LDAP-based ID management system, the SSO server supports the company’s VMware environment.
One of Thailand’s strongest banks, which employs more than 10,000 employees, also deployed the Enterprise SSO solution. Its bank officers can now log in to multiple legacy applications by using only one username or password.
A bank employee that logs in to Enterprise SSO server does not need to remember or key in the required user ID and password for the target business application.
The single sign-on platform has enabled the bank to consolidate user access privilege information, and reduce helpdesk support cost with minimal password reset requests and account lockouts.