What is Single Sign On all about?
Single Sign On (SSO) is a method in which users can login to multiple platforms using one set of credentials.
What are the benefits of SSO?
Many corporations already have a local intranet or have assigned logins for their employees to use internally. By utilizing SSO, you can reduce the risk for password fatigue; a condition that can lead to increased stress due to users having to remember several different passwords. In addtion to increased stress levels, users that have to maintain several different passwords are also at a greater risk of repeating passwords and having less secure passwords. Support and IT costs can also be reduced, because there are less calls and inquiries about lost passwords.
How does SSO work?
Liftoff exchanges information via Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML). Essentially, Liftoff acts as a service provider and the user's side acts as an identity provider. Liftoff sends an authentication request to the identity provider and the identity provider returns the user's credentials. You can think of it as a secret electronic handshake. Everything exchanged is encrypted and secure.
So what do you need to set it up?
All we need is a SAML metadata file that includes the Identity Provider's name, SSO URL and Partner Certificate String. We'll also include a SAML metadata file with our information that can be installed/set up on the identity provider's end. There is a one-time fee associated with this service.
If you're interested in estasblishing an SSO connection for your accounts and sites, please reach out to your account management team to start this process.
As always, the account management team is always available to help answer your questions. Our documentation is available 24/7 at https://docs.liftoff.shop and you can submit a support ticket at any time by going to https://support.liftoff.shop.