Advantages of Unmarried Signal-on (SSO)
More than one is usually a good thing. More french fries, more vacation days, more friends. More usernames and passwords? Not so much.
Organizations are increasingly turning to single sign-on (SSO) to lessen the burden of employees needing to remember endless usernames and passwords to access all the applications, websites and data to do their daily jobs. SSO provides for more efficiency, security and compliance and less risk and user frustration.
Single Sign-on Saves Time
How many times on your personal computer have you had to track down your username and password for a given application? How much time have you wasted? How many times have you had to reset your credentials, only to forget them the next time you accessed the application? If it’s frustrating on a personal level, it’s unproductive and not at all cost-effective in an organizational setting.
Users benefit when employers implement SSO portals by being able to access their applications with just one set of credentials, not multiple. This one-click access to needed resources delivers obvious time-saving advantages.
SSO Helps IT Staff Smile
In addition to users getting frustrated when they need to recall different passwords, IT staff have to spend an inordinate amount of time resetting credentials, taking time away from more critical, high-level tasks.
IT pros cringe at the many bad password habits users have developed, like writing them down on a sticky note attached to a monitor for all to see, repeating passwords for years and years, or using commonly used, easily detected passwords. Single sign-on protocols help enforce strong password policies.