Enterprise Single Sign-on: What is it and what are the benefits for DAM?

Modern organisations use a wide range of software applications to conduct their business. From business critical SaaS platforms to simple tools that just make people's jobs a little easier, it can be tricky to manage multiple logins across multiple apps in a way that's convenient for employees, but also secure.

This is why enterprise single sign-on (SSO) is such a valuable tool for businesses of all sizes.

What is Enterprise Single Sign-on (SSO)?

Enterprise single sign-on (SSO) makes it easy for employees to securely access all the necessary applications with a single click. Rather than having to remember multiple passwords or use a third-party password application for storing login information, SSO allows users to access multiple applications, on cloud or on-premise, with a single sign-in prompt - without compromising on security.

Organisations using enterprise SSO can also strengthen security by implementing two-factor authentication (2FA) or adaptive MFA.

What are the benefits of SSO?

Enterprise SSO offers a number of benefits for organisations, including greater security and compliance, improved usability and employee experience, and lower IT costs.

Security and compliance

One of the most common ways hackers gain access to applications is by obtaining login information. Every time a user logs in to a new application, hackers have an opportunity to attack.

SSO significantly reduces these opportunities as users only log in once each day - and only using one set of credentials.

SSO helps organisations with regulatory compliance too. Some regulations require IT controls to be documented and be able to prove that there are adequate methods in place to protect data. SSO makes it much easier for businesses to meet their data access requirements. Single sign-on also makes it easier to effectively authenticate users accessing confidential electronic records. Automatic log off for users is also possible with most SSO solutions too.

User experience

Single sign-on makes it much easier for employees to access the apps they need to do their jobs.

They no longer have to remember multiple logins, come up with multiple complex passwords, or take the time to log in to every application they need that day. With SSO, the employee simply signs in once to gain access to every app stored within the SSO solution.

IT costs

Without a single sign-on solution employees have to remember different login information, routinely change passwords themselves and, frequently, lose that login information or lock themselves out. This leads to IT support tickets piling up, and lots of wasted time helping employees get back into their apps.

What's more, SSO solutions often allow users to reset their own passwords, again reducing the need for support from the IT department. Deprovisioning (removing user access to applications when they leave the company) is also much simpler, and takes just minutes instead of hours.

How does ResourceSpace use SSO?

Single sign-on can be enabled for ResourceSpace through a simple SAML plugin, which allows users to log into the Digital Asset Management (DAM) system using a SAML-compliant SSO Identity Provider (IdP). This plugin supports Microsoft Azure Active Directory, Oracle Directory, OAuth, LDAP and many more.

Note that the SAML plugin should only be enabled and configured by system administrators as it affects how users log in to ResourceSpace. It's also dependent on your organisation having implemented a SAML 2.0 compliant single sign-on solution.

If you'd like to find out more about the benefits of ResourceSpace, including enterprise single sign-on and many more features, you can request a free, 30-minute demo of the DAM platform.

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