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. outlook.example.com. 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.
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.