During user web authentication process there are several problems that web developers have to face. The web has moved from static to intelligent sites and keeps on getting wealthier, which has made it much more critical to recognize the clients.The user just needs to present some identifying token, for example, a username and a secret password. The details provided by the user will be matched against the one in the database. While it appears to be very easy, but there are that can go wrong like database breaks. Today, most of the websites are implementing their web authentication process but still there is a risk and security experts often advise against it.
But there is an alternative called Single Sign-On, that saves businesses from database breaches. By using a single username and password, user can access all the web services of the same business. There are number of advantages of single sign-0n(SSO) solution and some of the most important ones are mentioned below:
Those days are gone when users need to login again and again to access different web applications of the same organization. With SSO users can login all the related websites through single credentials. Users can enjoy a seamless experience across numerous web domains.
Boost up Security:
In order to avoid unauthorized web access, single sign-on permits a business to configure automatic sign-in policies for users. That means if user is not active for a specific time, then he/she will be logged out automatically.
By reducing the number of support help-desk calls, SSO boost-up the employee’s productivity. The solution also brings down the workload on the employees because now customers don’t need any support from help-desk if they forget their passwords. They can retrieve it on their own.
There are several types of single sign-on available. Businesses have to decide and choose the best one that is most suitable for them. It can be used for a huge range of businesses.