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How Single Sign-On Is Not Just Convenient But Also Increases Security

January 7, 2016 |

Finding detractors is easy. Just do something novel and you will have appreciators and you will find detractors standing right outside your door. But you must not confuse detractors with critics. Critics offer constructive criticism that is mostly useful. Detractors of Web Single Sign-On claim that it eases processes but compromises on security.

Well, let’s take you through a mini primer on Web Single Sign-On. Single Sign-On is like the European Union visa system. If you have the visa to enter one country, you automatically qualify for permission to enter many other EU countries. In absolute web terminology, Single Sign-On allows sessions of authentication and authorization into multiple web applications and entities post authentication by a single entity of the domain. Single Sign-On, essentially, is the web equivalent of the EU visa system. So, for instance, if you log into Google’s email service Gmail, you also get automatic … Read More