General Settings → Authentication → About Single Sign-On (SSO) → Why Use Single Sign-On (SSO)?
Single Sign-On (SSO) provides several benefits to your SBM system. This section describes why you should consider using SSO.
SSO makes it possible for users to provide their login credentials once, receive a security token in return, and then use this token again to access other SSO-enabled tools without logging in again. SSO offers a single point of access to SBM, which enhances the end-user experience.
SSO is a secure solution for interoperability that is based on the following well-established industry standards:
The SSO framework relies on these standards and the use of a SAML 1.1 token to convey user identity information between the various components in an SBM environment. Because SSO is based on proven standards, the solution is both secure and reliable. These standards have been adopted across the industry, which makes the solution interoperable with other products.
You can configure SSO to work with third-party authentication methods such as NT Challenge Response. You might decide to enable SSO and use it in combination with a third-party authentication system if you want to seamlessly integrate SBM with other products.
SBM can be configured to authenticate users through Smart Cards that utilize the Single Sign-On (SSO) framework. Smart Card authentication is a secure and reliable authentication method that allows users who have a current Smart Card (containing valid certificates and identity information) to gain access to a Smart Card-enabled SBM system once the proper PIN is provided.
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