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Single Sign On (SSO)
http://www.ifour-consultancy.com
Benefits, challenges and case study
Definition
• Single sign-on (SSO)is a session/user authentication process that
permits a user to enter one username and pa...
Types of SSO
• Holy Grail
• Enterprise SSO
• Synchronization SSO
• Web SSO
HOLY GRAIL
ACTIVE DIR
UNIX
LINUX
MAC
JAVA
SAP
• One identity gives you a single login.
• That single login to single direc...
ENTERPRISE
ACTIVE DIR LOGIN
AUTOMATION
DB2
ORACLE
• Often also called as login automation.
• The end users login once, but...
SYNC
UNIX
LINUX
MAC
JAVA
SAP
ACTIVE DIR Sync Tool
ok
• A Sync Tool synchronizes all the directories and all the passwords ...
WEB SSO
ACTIVE DIR
UNIX
LINUX
MAC
JAVA
SAP
INTERNET
• Allows the users which are coming remotely ,in a single login ,inste...
Components of SSO process
ACTIVE DIR
UNIX
LINUX
MAC
JAVA
SAP
DB2
ORACLE
INTERNET
LOGIN
AUTOMATION
HOLY GRAIL
ENTERPRISE
SYNC
WEB SSO
Benefits
• Saves Time and Efforts
Benefits
• Fewer Passwords to Remember
Benefits
• Reduced Phishing
Benefits
• Reduced Operational Cost
Benefits
• Fine Grained Auditing
Benefits
• Effective Compliance
• Speeds Up Development
• Easier to Secure
• Resource Savings
Benefits
• Rich User Experience
Benefits
• Reduced headache of assisting users with password recovery
Who Uses Single Sign On ?
All trademarks, product names, and company names and logos appearing on this presentation are th...
Drawbacks
• “Keys to the Castle”: As single sign-
on provides access to many resources
once the user is initially authenti...
• Therefore, single sign-on requires an
increased focus on the protection of the
user credentials, and should ideally be
c...
Drawbacks
• Single sign-on also makes the authentication
systems highly critical; a loss of their
availability can result ...
References
• https://security.buffalo.edu/node/899
• https://www.uoguelph.ca/ccs/security/internet/single-sign-sso/benefit...
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Single sign on - benefits, challenges and case study : iFour consultancy

  1. 1. Single Sign On (SSO) http://www.ifour-consultancy.com Benefits, challenges and case study
  2. 2. Definition • Single sign-on (SSO)is a session/user authentication process that permits a user to enter one username and password in order to access multiple applications. The process authenticates the user for all the applications they have been given rights to and eliminates further prompts when they switch applications during a particular session.
  3. 3. Types of SSO • Holy Grail • Enterprise SSO • Synchronization SSO • Web SSO
  4. 4. HOLY GRAIL ACTIVE DIR UNIX LINUX MAC JAVA SAP • One identity gives you a single login. • That single login to single directory gives you seamless access to all the applications. • It is the most efficient ,secure and compliant way to do SSO.
  5. 5. ENTERPRISE ACTIVE DIR LOGIN AUTOMATION DB2 ORACLE • Often also called as login automation. • The end users login once, but behind the scenes the automation tool logs in to all the applications they need • The user has convenience but the IT staff still has to manage all the systems login, cause actual login still happens to all the systems.
  6. 6. SYNC UNIX LINUX MAC JAVA SAP ACTIVE DIR Sync Tool ok • A Sync Tool synchronizes all the directories and all the passwords across the system.
  7. 7. WEB SSO ACTIVE DIR UNIX LINUX MAC JAVA SAP INTERNET • Allows the users which are coming remotely ,in a single login ,instead of multiple logins in multiple sessions.
  8. 8. Components of SSO process
  9. 9. ACTIVE DIR UNIX LINUX MAC JAVA SAP DB2 ORACLE INTERNET LOGIN AUTOMATION HOLY GRAIL ENTERPRISE SYNC WEB SSO
  10. 10. Benefits • Saves Time and Efforts
  11. 11. Benefits • Fewer Passwords to Remember
  12. 12. Benefits • Reduced Phishing
  13. 13. Benefits • Reduced Operational Cost
  14. 14. Benefits • Fine Grained Auditing
  15. 15. Benefits • Effective Compliance • Speeds Up Development • Easier to Secure • Resource Savings
  16. 16. Benefits • Rich User Experience
  17. 17. Benefits • Reduced headache of assisting users with password recovery
  18. 18. Who Uses Single Sign On ? All trademarks, product names, and company names and logos appearing on this presentation are the property of their respective owners.
  19. 19. Drawbacks • “Keys to the Castle”: As single sign- on provides access to many resources once the user is initially authenticated it increases the negative impact in case the credentials are available to other persons and misused. • Single point of failure
  20. 20. • Therefore, single sign-on requires an increased focus on the protection of the user credentials, and should ideally be combined with strong authentication methods • Advance + Combined Methods • smart cards • one-time password tokens • Fingerprint Scanner and Keystroke Dynamics • Strict policies and standards • Added cost Drawbacks Something You Are Something You Have Something You Know
  21. 21. Drawbacks • Single sign-on also makes the authentication systems highly critical; a loss of their availability can result in denial of access to all systems unified under the SSO. SSO can thus be undesirable for systems to which access must be guaranteed at all times, such as security or plant-floor systems. SSO
  22. 22. References • https://security.buffalo.edu/node/899 • https://www.uoguelph.ca/ccs/security/internet/single-sign-sso/benefits • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_sign-on • http://www.ifour-consultancy.com • Custom software development company India

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