The concept of single sign-on is not new. It is a property of access control of multiple related web properties and applications but independent software systems. The solution makes it possible for a user to gain access to all the web properties associated with a business. He/she doesn’t need to provide credentials again and again for each property.
By following SSO solution best practices, the solution can implement without any difficulty, allowing users to gain access to all resources without the frustration of sign-in again on each of them.
To get most out of single sign-on solution, it is must to follow its best practices. The article will explain some of the practices you need to follow in order to enjoy the benefits of SSO.
Planning and timing: They are the most critical factors of measuring successful deployment. There are three important points to keep in mind while planning:
- Size of your organization
- The range of your implementation
- How to get end users on board with the SSO
It is very important to know the answers to the mentioned points before implementing a solution.
Phasing: Implementing a solution in phases is always a great way. The phasing approach is one of the most productive and efficient ways to deploy any new solution. It helps in solving tough authentication challenges.
In this approach, one can deploy a new solution by selecting a particular group at a time. This reduces the downtime of IT administrators of implementing the solution. For an instance, it makes sense to deploy the solution for higher or upper management of an organization first as they have the access to the most important data and information within the organization. It can also reduce the number of issues fielded to the IT departments to solve.
Selecting: The single sign-on solution is classified into several types. Web SSO, federated SSO, Enterprise SSO etc. All the types are very different from each other. Therefore, it is very important for an organization to choose the one which fulfills its needs and demands.
These are the three best practices to keep in mind before opting for an SSO solution. Have questions or doubts? Let me know in the comment section.