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 – although they can if they like.
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 our Cloud Drive Mapper (enterprise cloud storage) feature so impressive.
When this technology is combined with our SSO ‘Smart Links’ feature – application links that are CNAME’d from your organisation’s domain e.g. excel.example.com – IT Administrators can simply use these links to create desktop shortcuts that provide a true single sign-on experience for their users. A user would simply click on a desktop shortcut and they’d be launched straight into their application. Simple quick mathematics suggests that IAM Cloud’s Desktop SSO could save 4 hours per user per year in wasted time logging into Portals. The increased productivity of keeping user experience simple and having applications conveniently to hand is even greater.
However, if you want your users to log into your Intranet or corporate portal, our Smart Links can be easily added here too. With IAM Cloud you have complete control over the way you provide SSO to your users. This is not the case with other SSO providers. 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.
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.