New Active Directory Connector Simplifies User Authentication December 13th, 2010 | | OneLogin announces its Active Directory Connector that enables the authentication of cloud application users against an organization’s Active Directory. While IT benefits from having a single directory integration point, employees can use their Windows credentials to access web applications, hosted in the cloud and behind the firewall. By eliminating the need for employees to remember several usernames, passwords and login URLs, OneLogin increases the adoption of cloud applications and reduces the security risks inherent with the repeated use of weak login credentials. “Enterprises are keen to reap the benefits of cloud computing, but do not want to abandon their existing IT infrastructure,” explains Thomas Pedersen, CEO at OneLogin. “Our new Active Directory Connector allows them to extend their directories deep into the cloud with no custom development required.” As enterprises continue to adopt cloud computing, integrating their existing directory with various applications’ proprietary authentication APIs poses both security risks and maintenance headaches. OneLogin’s Active Directory Connector provides a single integration point that enables enterprises to centralize authentication, eliminate passwords and make it easier for employees to access web applications. OneLogin enables any enterprise to get single sign-on within minutes via Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML). Users can easily and securely connect to SAML enabled applications, such as Salesforce, WebEx, Google Apps, Workday, Yammer, Central Desktop, SugarCRM, KnowledgeTree, SAManage and many others. View Press Release here.