You are aware of the benefits of the many IAM solutions on the market, but you have a dilemma; many of your employees work outside of the office. Were you aware that many IAM solutions easily work for remote employees?
While in a traditional office setting many employees work onsite in the office, now a days many also work remotely either on the road or from their homes. IAM solutions have adapted over the years so that they can even benefit employees who work outside of the office.
For a single sign-on solution, employees who work outside the company’s network can simply log into a SSO anywhere solution. This allows users who are not connected to the company network and want to use SSO, to login from home or another location using their Active Directory credentials. In this scenario, users just have to enter a combination of password and user name only once. This automatically logs them into all applications and resources across the company network and in the cloud, without the need of logging in again.
What about a self-service password reset solution? Many of these types of solutions now allow users to login and reset their passwords if needed, from anywhere. They simply choose the “Forgot My Password” button from the company’s logon window or portal and are able to securely reset their passwords after answering several security questions. Well what about employees who are on the go and use a laptop which that does not have a connection with the company’s network? In this scenario, end-users click on the “Forgot My Password” button that is provided on the log in screen. The SSO solution then presents the same questions as the normal self-service password reset procedure (with network connection). After correctly answering the questions, you will then be automatically logged onto the machine. In addition many self-service reset password solutions are also mobile friendly for those employees who are using their cell phone, tablet or other mobile device.
So while remote employees might not enjoy other benefits of working at the office, such as free coffee and copies, they can still benefit from using the company’s IAM solution.