Feature Release - Single Sign-On

Feature Release - Single Sign-On

We are excited to announce the rollout of the Single Sign-On feature for all TADA users. As we continue to support large enterprise clients, adding Single Sign-On (SSO) functionality into our TADA platform has become essential. The list of required passwords for users continues to increase with the rise in popularity for web-based applications. Interestingly enough, the average number of passwords per person jumped from 6.5 to 27 between the years 2007-2016. Single Sign-On allows our platform to integrate with various third party sign on providers such as Microsoft Office 365, Google, or CWS.

Since several installs of our platform support the Caterpillar ecosystem, we decided to integrate CWS Authentication first. Ultimately, this makes it easier for Caterpillar users to access various TADA applications and also gives administrators the ability to manage users and easily monitor active employees as well.

What is SSO?

Single Sign-On (SSO) is a session and user authentication service that permits a user to use their organization’s email provider to access their application. The service authenticates the end user for all the environments the user has been given rights to and eliminates further prompts for access.

End-User Benefits

In today’s busy business ecosystem, time is vital and convenience is key. A major benefit for users with SSO is the convenience that leads to saving time throughout the workday. Long gone are the days of struggling to recall where credentials are kept for a TADA user’s username/password. Users will only have to remember a single password (Microsoft 365, Google, or CWS), which also makes it easier to use strong passwords that can remain confidential and in sync with the rest of your organization’s tools.

Security Benefits

Integrating SSO reduces risk by minimizing the likelihood of employees creating simple passwords that are easy to hack. Single Sign-On automatically integrates with the company’s directory. In the case of hiring on or terminating team members, those specific team members will automatically have access or be denied access given the correct scenario. This makes it easy for management to track who has access to applications to make sure things are running as they should be.

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Sydnee Wharram