Single Sign On (SSO)

Single Sign On has become an industry standard technology in large enterprise, and it is becoming increasingly popular across all sectors and organisation sizes. By eliminating multiple passwords and the need to log in separately to each application, SSO increases security and productivity.

While the idea of Single Sign On is similar across different providers, the way in which it works within the wider organisational infrastructure varies widely.  Many SSO systems are productised and generic, and force organisations to adopt new processes. At IAM Cloud we’ve designed our SSO systems to seamlessly integrate with your existing infrastructure.

Enterprise SSO from the Desktop

The first difference between IAM Cloud and other SSO providers is that IAM Cloud is the only solution that doesn’t require users to login through a Portal. Is signing on to your workstation, opening a portal and signing into that, then clicking a link really ‘Single Sign-On’? IAM Cloud’s ingenious use of network technology means that we can activate SSO at the workstation level. In other words, when a user logs into their work computer – they will be able to access all their federated applications without having to log into anything else. This functionality is what makes Cloud Drive Mapper so powerful. A user would simply click on a desktop shortcut and they’d be launched straight into their application. The increased productivity of keeping user experience simple and having applications conveniently to hand is significant.

Smart Links SSO

IAM Cloud Smart Links are application links that are CNAME’d from your organisation’s domain e.g. Organisations can use these links several ways including embedding them in Desktop shortcuts, browser favourites, and on existing Intranet portals and websites. Desktop SSO and Smart Links integrate with thousands of SaaS applications (e.g. Office 365, SalesForce, WorkDay, LogMeIn, Google Apps) and it can even work in hybrid deployments too.

Custom GUI

When users attempt to log-in from a non-federated environment, outside of your Domain, then they will be prompted to login. To achieve this, users will be diverted through a GUI login screen. We provide two options for this, firstly a co-branded GUI login page with your organisations choice of colours, background, logos; or secondly customers have the choice of a fully customised login page.

An example of our co-branded GUI


An example of our fully custom GUI


Trusted Source Single Sign On – Turn your existing portal or intranet into an SSO platform

Single Sign On can be problematic to implement in legacy environments and when users are logging in from a multitude of devices. When that’s the case, you need IAM Cloud’s Trusted Source SSO. By simply dropping a small piece of our code into your organisation’s portal, or any custom application you use that supports major development languages, you can leverage single sign-on (SSO) using the IAM Cloud platform.

IAM Cloud works hard to reduce barriers to the cloud. Every organisation has a different IT environment, so rather than expecting customers to conform to our requirements, we’ve created a method of SSO that will work anywhere. The result is that users can now get SSO where SSO hadn’t been possible before. No extra servers are required, and since IAM Cloud is a service, you have our full support when implementing the feature. Trusted Source SSO uses a Short Lived Token (SLT) mechanism that allows an advanced and truly unique method of authentication from legacy applications, portals, and bespoke services.