With the rapid rise of SaaS cloud-based applications and enterprise mobility, organisations face some severe challenges around security. The problems arise due to poor password hygiene, the sprawl of usernames and passwords. Customers expectation has also increasingly shifted to social sign-in/registrations. With typical enterprise relying on multiple vendors/teams to deliver their business-critical applications, each implementing security as they see fit, the risks of security breaches resulting in loss of customer goodwill and compliance failure penalties, are very high. A well thought out security strategy can help reduce such risks.
Single sign-on (SSO) is a centralised session and user authentication service in which one set of login credentials can be used to access multiple applications. Its beauty is in its simplicity; the service authenticates you one on one designated platform, enabling you to then use a plethora of services without having to log in and out each time. Implemented correctly, SSO can be great for productivity, IT monitoring and management, and security control. With one security token (a username and password pair), you can enable and disable user access to multiple systems, platforms, apps and other resources. You also reduce the risk of lost, forgotten or weak passwords. New Leaf has expertise in building elegant and reliable SSO solutions in complex real-world scenarios. From social platform-based SSO to intranet SSO using OAuth, SAML, Kerberos, we can help you.