Single Sign-On (SSO)
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Article summary

Single Sign-On (SSO) is a pivotal technology that allows users to log in to multiple systems or applications using just one set of credentials. This simplification of the login process enhances user experience and also improves security and reduces the administrative burden on IT departments.

Dataddo integrate with leading identity providers such as Google and Microsoft, streamlining access to our.

When to Use SSO

SSO is particularly beneficial in environments where users need to access several applications or systems regularly. It's ideal for:

  • Large organizations with a suite of MS Office or Google Workspace tools
  • Teams that use cloud-based services from different providers
  • Any scenario where reducing password fatigue and login complexity can improve security and efficiency

SSO Authentication Flow

  1. The user attempts to access an application (in this case Dataddo).
  2. Instead of asking for a unique username and password, Dataddo redirects the user to their SSO identity provider (Google or Microsoft).
  3. The user logs in with their SSO credentials. If they're already logged in elsewhere, this step may be skipped.
  4. Upon successful authentication, the identity provider notifies Dataddo, which then grants the user access.

Benefits of SSO

  • Simplified Access: Users don't need to remember multiple passwords.
  • Increased Security: Reduces the risk of password-related breaches by minimizing the number of credentials each user must manage.
  • Enhanced Productivity: Saves time for users and reduces help desk requests for password resets.
  • Centralized Control: IT administrators can manage access and monitor login activities more efficiently.

Best Practices

  • Educate Your Users: Train users on the importance of securing their primary SSO credentials, as these now provide access to multiple services.
  • Implement Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA): Enhance security by adding an additional layer of authentication beyond just the SSO credentials.
  • Regularly Audit Access: Keep track of who has access to what through regular audits, ensuring that only authorized users can access sensitive data and applications.

By leveraging SSO, Dataddo users can navigate between different platforms efficiently without compromising on security. Implementing SSO, when done correctly, can significantly enhance the user experience, streamline access management, and bolster the overall security posture of an organization.

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