By connecting to your Active Directory, you have created the basis for including your employees' user information in the visitor software. In addition to the master data synchronization, your employees have the possibility to log in with their Windows access data in the respective module of the visitor management ID VisitControl. But what is this Single-Sign-On and how does it work?
What is the Single-Sign-On?
Single Sign-On (SSO) is a session and user authentication service that allows an end user to enter a set of credentials, such as name and password, and access multiple applications.
In a basic Web SSO service, an agent module on the application server retrieves the specific authentication credentials for a single user from a dedicated SSO policy server, while the user is authenticated through a user repository such as a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) directory. The service authenticates the end user for all applications for which the user has been assigned privileges, and enables the user to avoid future password queries for individual applications during the same session.
Advantages of the Single-Sign-On
SSO has a clear, positive influence on productivity. All of a user's applications are located in a convenient portal that accelerates access to the required systems and resources.
The time saved may seem rather small, but the total time normally spent searching and logging in to individual applications adds up. With SSO, users spend more time working.
Reduces bad password habits
Passwords are a double-edged sword; while they can protect resources and systems, they are also easy to forget and time-consuming to enter into any application you need to access.
With SSO, users are less inclined to write passwords, repeat passwords, create simple or frequently used passwords, or revert to other bad password practices. As a result, the enterprise has greater success in enforcing strong password policies.
User acceptance of enterprise-supported apps higher
Another advantage of SSO is that it improves user acceptance of enterprise-funded applications.
Since these resources are readily available in one location, employees are more likely to use them and have a more positive experience. This in turn reduces the risk of shadow IT, where users purchase and use applications that are not owned or controlled by IT.
With the Single-Sign-On module, you can make it even easier for your employees to use the ID VisitControl visitor software, as an automatic login is carried out when the application is called up without having to enter a new password. Your employees can thus work with the software even more effectively, handle the visit processes quickly and easily and provide your guests with access control to the company.