What Is Single Sign-On (SSO)?

Single sign-on (SSO) is a user authentication tool that enables users to securely access multiple applications and services using just one set of credentials. Whether your workday relies on Slack, Asana, Google Workspace, or Zoom, SSO provides you with a pop-up widget or login page with just one password that gives you access to every integrated…

What Is a Password Manager and Is It Safe to Use One?

A password manager is an application that stores and manages online credentials—think of it as a type of vault that keeps passwords safe. In addition, password managers make it easier to access apps and websites since they can automatically input login details. Everyone who uses a computer or smartphone is likely familiar with switching between…

FACT OR FICTION: SSO is Difficult to Deploy

At Okta, we are highly invested in sharing the latest ideas and practices around authentication and security—and that requires some myth busting. This blog is the fourth in a series of posts meant to tackle common misunderstandings and myths around single sign-on (SSO). See below for our full list of the myths we've seen (and busted!) around SSO…

The Importance of SSO in Enterprise IAM

In today’s identity management climate, single sign-on (SSO) capability is critical to the success of enterprise identity and access management (IAM). IT departments face growing demands: managing thousands of users, both internal and external, who each need access to an increasing number of cloud-based applications. Adding to this complexity is…