Using Single Sign-on to Reduce Password Prompts

As it turns out, the modern end-user has - on average - 20 to 40 different accounts and/or applications, most of which they login to each day in order to keep up with daily duties. Of those accounts and applications, a vast majority of them require the end-user to login each time – which becomes somewhat frustrating after the second or third time.

End-user frustration is a major factor in multiple facets of education and business alike – from productivity and software adoption, all the way to adopting poor practices in terms of digital security. Brushing off end-user frustration can have dire consequences, and is often a simple matter to address. These issues all have a common entry point – multiple password prompts.

When users are forced to login multiple times a day with multiple sets of credentials, it is an unfortunate truth that they are more likely to resort to things like writing down or reusing passwords, or even using more nefarious means of accessing applications of services without using their own credentials – this can have an impact on auditing, reporting, and even lead to potential data breaches.

Thankfully, reducing multiple password prompts is not a difficult issue to address – it is practically what Single Sign on was designed to combat. With Single Sign-on, end-users are only required to login with a single set of strong credentials to immediately grant access to all of the applications and services they will need throughout the day. SSO provides a simple fix for many issues and results of end-users suffering from password fatigue brought on by multiple password prompts.

What’s more – PortalGuard’s secure portal SSO solution provides end-users with multiple methods of accessing their various web applications. End-users can go through the portal jump page and click on the link to the service, or even use bookmarks to get to the application they need – all without needing to login again.

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