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Single Sign-On Overview

Single Sign-On (SSO) allows employees to safely and securely access a host of Internet tools with a single username and password. There are four primary reasons why your business should consider leveraging Single Sign-On:

  1. SSO helps the end user. Implementing SSO means employees are required to commit just one password to memory. With one password to remember, a user can easily create and remember a unique and secure password, without writing it down. SSO reduces password fatigue, frustration, and makes the employee more efficient.

  2. SSO benefits the company. Less passwords to remember equals less calls to the helpdesk, resulting in more time to spend on other tasks for both the end user and IT. Less calls to the helpdesk (which is often times outsourced) means a reduction in cost to the company as well.

  3. SSO improves security. When employees are required to remember numerous passwords, it is easy to fall into lazy habits, such as using simple, easy to remember passwords which are more susceptible to hacking. Or writing passwords down on post-it notes where they can easily be stolen or fall into the wrong hands.

  4. SSO helps with compliance. SSO helps companies increase control over the user's access to certain information as well as easily enforce password change policies. This makes it simpler for organizations to comply with HIPAA, SOX, and other regulatory groups.

Single Sign-On with Lytics

Lytics is currently in the process of changing implementations for Single Sign-On. During this process we will be working with existing customers to switch from the legacy implementation which supports Identity Provider (IdP)-initiated SSO using Auth0 to the new implementation with supports Service Provider (SP)-initiated SSO using Google Cloud Identity Platform. Please refer to the documents below for details on each implementation: