a good thing!
Single sign-on (SSO) is made possible by a centralized authentication service that all apps (even third-party) can use to confirm a user’s identity. Identity standards like SAML, OAuth and OpenID Connect allow for encrypted tokens to be transmitted securely between the server and the apps to indicate that a user has already been authenticated and has permission to access the additional apps.
Open standards are the basis for identity federation solutions to ensure a secure, future-proofed identity architecture that stands the test of time. They’re also critical to enabling interoperability between unique identity systems, web resources, organizations and vendors. Choosing an SSO solution with support for modern identity standards, from SAML and OpenID Connect for web and mobile SSO, to WS-Federation and WS-Trust for Windows environments, will help you meet the requirements for a wide range of identity use cases and diverse user populations.
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