Managing Use of Single-Sign-On (SSO) or a Password Manager if SSO isn’t Available

Protecting your business assets is important to maintaining cybersecurity health. One way to protect your business assets is to implement Single Sign On – here's why. If SSO is not available, a password manager is an option for businesses looking to maintain the integrity of their users’ passwords. Businesses should encourage employees to use a password manager to help manage and store their passwords for multiple resources and platforms where SSO is unavailable. 

Here's What You Should Do If SSO Isn't Available

Single Sign On (SSO) is the preferred way to manage identities and access to resources under one system. It is a secure and efficient way to manage user accounts and access to multiple applications and services. It eliminates the need for multiple usernames and passwords, and provides a single point of access for users. 

SSO is becoming increasingly popular as organizations move to the cloud and adopt more cloud-based services. It is a great way to reduce the risk of data breaches and unauthorized access to sensitive information. With SSO, organizations can control who has access to what resources and can easily revoke access when needed. 

SSO is also a great way to add Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to services that do not support it. MFA adds an extra layer of security to user accounts, making it more difficult for attackers to gain access. With SSO, organizations can easily add MFA to all their services, ensuring that all users are protected. 

For those services that do not support SSO, a password manager with an audit trail, administrative view, and dark web monitoring is ideal. A password manager allows users to keep their passwords secure and will automatically log them in (no need to enter credentials). When a user leaves, a manager can review and change access. This is a great way to ensure that no unauthorized access is granted. 

There are a lot of things to consider before choosing a password manager – here’s what you need to know.   

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What is a password manager?

  • Password managers keep track of all your passwords in one secure place.  

What does a password manager do?

  • Stores passwords in one secure place 
  • Makes it easier for employees to access the information they need without having to remember multiple passwords   
  • Helps users generate strong passwords that are difficult to guess and remember.  
  • Store usernames, credit card information, and other sensitive data. 
  • Stores master admin account passwords 
  • Two-factor authentication provides an extra layer of protection against hackers  
  • Alerts allow you to know if someone is trying to access your account 

Overall, SSO is a great way to manage identities and access to resources. It eliminates the need for multiple usernames and passwords and provides a single point of access for users. It also adds an extra layer of security with MFA, and can easily be used to revoke access when needed. Password managers can be easily implemented and significantly improve employees' productivity and security if SSO isn’t available. 

For more information on protecting your data, reach out to an iCorps expert.