Can single sign-on be simple sign-on?
Source: TheRegister.co.uk - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Host Security Fundamentally, Single Sign On (SSO) is a straightforward idea. You use a proxy device to authenticate a user, and the proxy then manages all the login idiosyncrasies of the applications they want to access.

Easy to describe, and straightforward to transcribe onto slideware. The devil is, of course, in the detail. For example, how do you know how all of your enterprise applications manage their login? Does the proxy do this for you or do you have to write a login script for each one individually? If you deploy the solution and the application decides it wants a password refresh, is your helpdesk buried by calls from angry users who can't get into the application and do their work?

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