It’s critical that your single sign-on (SSO) solution meets the basic requirements to support employees and IT needs. That means a secure solution, which is also easily usable. One that offers a seamless, one-stop authentication screen for all your applications and users.
Use the checklist below to make sure that your SSO system offers the protection your company needs.
Does the SSO solution seamlessly integrate with all your applications?
Does the SSO solution support the most common, widely-used protocols that enable a trusted relationship?
Does the SSO solution support all your user communities?
If your customers need access, does the SSO system support commonly-used consumer authentication methods?
Does the SSO solution allow true single sign-on, as opposed to password vaulting?
Does the SSO solution integrate with your network access points?
Does the vendor adhere to the recommended security standards?
Does the vendor take their own security seriously?
Does the SSO service consistently demonstrate high availability and prompt disaster recovery?
Is the SSO user interface simple enough that employees will embrace it?
Does the SSO solution provide dedicated support for mobile users?
Does the SSO system support and enforce password requirements in a usable and effective manner?
Does the SSO solution allow you to continue using your existing, corporate identity providers?
Does the SSO solution provide more than just plain authentication?
Does the SSO solution provide reports that enable you to meet compliance requirements and enhance your security, based on threat data?
Will the solution keep up with the growing and changing demands of your organization?
Although any SSO solution should meet basic requirements, organizations making a successful digital transformation, usually choose solutions that meet advanced requirements. An advanced SSO solution ensures, from the start, that you aren’t behind the curve.
Does the SSO solution use behavioral analytics to intelligently adapt and respond?
Can the SSO solution manage authorization, through its integration with your identity provider(s)?
Does the SSO solution provide APIs and documentation, which can let you enable single sign-on for your internal applications and third-party systems?
A secure, user-friendly SSO solution can safeguard your applications and users, while also boosting productivity and convenience. But remember that SSO is only a small part of an identity and access management solution. Digital transformation today relies on Identity and Access Management (IAM) platforms, that include SSO, as well as other processes like MFA and directory integration.