Too Many Passwords, Too Little Time
By Michael Fiorito, MDS
Is managing multiple passwords a problem for you? We have the solution…
Anyone who works for an enterprise organization is likely required to manage remembering multiple passwords for numerous applications. We all know this can be staggering and cause productivity slow down.
There is an answer: Single Sign-On (SSO).
SSO means being able to access the applications and resources that you need to be productive, by signing in only once using a single user account. Once signed in, you can access all of the applications you need without being required to authenticate (e.g. type a password) a second time.
Your organization likely uses software as a service (SaaS) applications like Office 365, Box and Salesforce. In the past, organizations relied on IT to individually create and update user accounts in each SaaS application.
Azure Active Directory extends on-premises Active Directory into the cloud, enabling users to use their primary organizational account to not only sign in to their domain-joined devices and company resources, but also all of the web and SaaS applications that they require.
Not only do users not have to manage multiple sets of usernames and passwords, their applications access can be automatically provisioned or de-provisioned based on their organization group members and their status as employees. Azure Active Directory introduces security and access governance controls that enable you to centrally manage users’ access across SaaS applications.
Azure AD enables easy integration to many of today’s popular SaaS applications; it provides identity and access management, and enables users to single sign-on to applications directly, or discover and launch them from a portal such as Office 365 or the Azure AD access panel.
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