Single sign-on (SSO) is an authentication method that allows users to access multiple applications or systems using a single set of credentials. It simplifies the login process and enhances user experience by eliminating the need to enter and remember different usernames and passwords for each application.
SSO involves an identity provider that handles authentication, generating a token that confirms the user's identity. This token is then passed to service providers to grant access. SSO typically uses protocols to ensure secure communication.
Single sign-on offers numerous benefits for both users and organizations. Users enjoy a streamlined login experience, improved productivity, and reduced password fatigue. Organizations benefit from enhanced security, simplified user management, and centralized control over access to various applications.