Single sign-on and federated authentication

Single sign-on (SSO, also often referred to as reduced sign-on) is the name for a group of technologies that allows you to access a variety of web applications without entering your username and password each time. Federated authentication allows members of one organization to use their authentication credentials to access a web application in another institution. The two are often combined to "stack" the benefits of both technologies.

Indiana University uses both CAS and SAML protocols for SSO authentication; see Integrate IU Login with a web application.

For more, see Wikipedia's Single sign-on.

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Last modified on 2022-03-07 00:03:54.