What is Single Sign-On (SOO) technology and how does it work?
Jamie Allen 4pointzero
Single sign-on utilises just one set of login credentials to access multiple applications and software systems in your practice. This type of authentication process is a response to the growing number of user accounts and the shift towards cloud technology and apps.
Single sign-on, or SSO, is one of the best solutions for managing account access in your practice and mitigating the problems caused by the growing number of apps and logins. It can be used by staff and clients and can act as a central hub for all your client engagements as well.
As the average number of passwords per person grew from 6.5 in 2007 to 70 in 2020, users look for ways to streamline their logins. SSO is useful for just that. Instead of entering a username and password for each account, SSO streamlines logins so users only need to enter their login credentials one time in order to get access to their many accounts
Signing in once also saves time, thus improving employee productivity. Given that 68% of employees switch between ten apps every hour, eliminating multiple logins can save a company considerable time and money.
Usernames and passwords are the main target of cybercriminals. Every time a user logs in to a new application, it’s an opportunity for hackers. SSO reduces the number of attack surfaces because users only log in once each day and only use one set of credentials.
It also allows the administrator of the practice to manage practice staff user access, across all the applications in one place.