Why SSO? Four Simple Ways SSO is Beneficial

With so many passwords to remember today, the answers are abundant:

Single Sign-On solutions (SSO) have been around for a while now, but for good reason. They are extremely helpful for many areas of your organization, with minimal effort to implement and use. Here are four simple ways SSO is beneficial.

1. Single Sign-On helps end users. There is actually a term called password fatigue. This is the feeling expressed by users required to remember an excessive number of passwords as part of their daily life. Password fatigue is also known as password chaos or identity chaos. Implementing a Single sign-on solution can help mitigate these problems by requiring users to remember just one password. With one password to remember, a user can easily create and remember a unique and secure password, with no need to write it down. SSO reduces password fatigue, eliminates stress, and can make the end user more efficient and better suited to tackle the workday/school day.

2. Single Sign-On helps Administrators. Less passwords to remember equals less calls to the helpdesk, resulting in more time to spend on other tasks for both the end user and the administrator. Admins are also susceptible to password fatigue. Those tasked with constantly resetting end user passwords can end up with lower morale and higher turnover.

3. Single Sign-On increases security. Password fatigue can encourage users to implement unsecure password habits, such as writing passwords down or using simple passwords which can be extremely vulnerable to hacking.

4. Single Sign-On helps with compliance. Organizations governed by HIPAA, SOX, and other regulations can also benefit from single sign-on. SSO helps organizations increase control over the user's access to certain information as well as easily enforce password change policies.

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I want you to close your eyes for a moment… Well obviously you can’t close your eyes and read this, so keep them open; but imagine a world where your email inbox alerts come in sparingly, your chat box rarely pings, and the phone almost never rings… (Except for Gary down the hall, wanting to know what your plans are for lunch today.) Paradise right? This is what a successful password management system would look like in your organization. In this dreamy world, you can spend your time and resources using your IT skills instead of the monotonous task of resetting passwords over and over again. That server you’ve been meaning to stand up for months – DONE. That code you’ve been meaning to write – DONE. That SSO demo you’ve been meaning to schedule – yep, you have time for that now too. (And yes, we have a solution for that too.)

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