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New Feature Announcement: Single Sign-on (SSO)

Single Sign-on (SSO) is a time-efficient tool that is integrated into Webexpenses’ cloud-based expense management software. With SSO, users can access multiple apps and services with a single set of login credentials.

Why was SSO developed for users?

SSO is a technology that has been developed in response to the growing problem of managing multiple online user identifications. It creates a number of security weaknesses, as passwords are simplified and duplicated. SSO quickly tackles this challenge. It only requires a single user account and password to securely access multiple apps and services. It is a successful approach that is used by global businesses such as Microsoft, Google, Facebook and PayPal.

Webexpenses offer SSO for Google Suite, Azure AD, ADFS and Okta as standard.

What are the benefits of SSO?

Improved user experience

Using a single secure login removes the frustration caused by trying to manage a growing number of login credentials. This can be particularly time-consuming when meeting tight deadlines. It’s quick and easy to log in to, everything is held in one place, and there’s no need to remember multiple passwords.

Smarter password control

Without SSO, passwords tend to be simplified and duplicated across multiple accounts. As a result, users are less likely to securely log out of each application.

SSO enforces a security police agreement that considers: password length, password complexity, password lockout, history of passwords and two-factor authentication/ multi-factor authentication. This is a great, manageable way for organisations to make sure users meet the security procedures and policies.

User maintenance

SSO helps businesses to manage the entire employee user lifecycle from provisioning to deletion. Whether somebody new joins an organisation or an employee leaves, your SSO provider will enable you to amend or remove user credentials when needed. This increases productivity and ensures user lists and information are up to date.