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18 Aug 2017 Single Sign-On Vs Reduced Sign-On - IAM Explained [65653]
Business 2 Community, August 18th, 2017

"Whenever I am involved in the initial discovery phase of an Identity and Access Management (IAM) project, the term Single Sign-On (SSO) always comes up. SSO is often desired or a hard requirement of customers, which inevitably prompts a clarification discussion around just exactly what SSO means to them.

The customer's definition of SSO is usually something along the lines of 'customers have one set of login credentials for all of their web applications instead of a different set for each.' For example, a single 'scarter' account and password can get me access to Salesforce and Google Apps versus having a separate 'scarter1' account for Salesforce and then an 'scarter2' account for Google Apps.

However, this interpretation of what SSO means is actually only half correct..."
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16 Aug 2017 What Is OAuth? What Security Pros Need To Know [65673]
CSO Online, August 16th, 2017

"The OAuth open authorization framework allows websites and services to share assets among users. It is widely accepted, but be aware of its vulnerabilities...

Since the beginning of distributed personal computer networks, one of the toughest computer security nuts to crack has been to provide a seamless, single sign-on (SSO) access experience among multiple computers, each of which require unrelated logon accounts to access their services and content. Although still not fully realized across the entire Internet, myriad, completely unrelated websites can now be accessed using a single physical sign-on. You can use your password, phone, digital certificate, biometric identity, two-factor authentication (2FA) or multi-factor authentication (MFA) SSO solution to log onto one place, and not have to put in another access credential all day to access a bunch of others. We have OAuth to thank for much of it..."
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23 Mar 2017 Enterprise SSO: The Promise And The Challenges Ahead [61757]
SearchSecurity, March 23rd, 2017

"It was inevitable that enterprise SSO would encounter the cloud. Learn how to adjust your company's approach to single sign-on so it keeps working well...

Enterprise single sign-on, as the name suggests, aims to integrate all authentication into one, taking a user's network login and using that as the key to allow access to other services. However, the concept of enterprise SSO has become increasingly difficult to accomplish with the growing number of applications that organizations are deploying and the different methods by which they are accessed..."
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26 Sep 2016 Why CIOs are Embracing SaaS ID Management [56625]
CIO, September 26th, 2016

"Single sign-on software, which federates access to corporate applications, is helping CIOs meet their goal of making employees more efficient without sacrificing security.

Adopting single sign-on software to federate access to corporate applications is a key priority for many CIOs seeking to make employees more efficient without sacrificing security..."
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18 Aug 2016 Why a security team embraces shadow IT [55366]
CIO, August 18th, 2016

"A group within Western Union information security team relies on cloud software, including content management, social collaboration and single sign-on tools to let employees to get their work done while protecting corporate data...

When you hear the phrase "getting ahead of shadow IT," it typically comes from a CIO who is implementing new technologies so that employs won't take it upon themselves to purchase tools. But you don't expect such proactive practices from an enterprise's information security team, which a CIO often enlists to place a moat around corporate assets..."
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