Tecnics Thick Client SSO
Traditional thick client apps, including desktop or mainframe apps, use external identity stores and do not have federation capabilities. Passwords for all these apps are unique and the user has to remember all of them. Tecnics Single Sign-On (TecSSO) is an all-in-one solution which addresses the thick client use-case for Okta users. TecSSO enables a seamless Single Sign-On experience for users, so that they don’t have to remember every password.
Single dashboard for all thick client and webapps
Launch thick client apps without manually entering passwords
Launch apps in a predefined order or auto-launch applications without user intervention
Launch applications that require multi-step login flow
Enforce Okta MFA for thick-client apps via TecSSO & app-level Sign-on policy in Okta
Assign apps to users by leveraging on Okta assignments features (Individual or Groups)
Administrative console for IT for application configuration and credentials management
Bulk upload of thick client credentials into Okta
Audit trail of all activities in Okta Syslogs
Built with adherence to Okta’s Sign-on and Access policies
Massive Productivity increase
Users don’t have to remember each password and enter them every time they log into various apps
Reduced calls to helpdesk
Calls to helpdesk to retrieve forgotten passwords significantly reduced
Improved Security & compliance
IT teams can set complex passwords for thick-client apps without the burden of users having to remember these complex passwords
- OIDC OpenID Connect is an extension to the OAuth standard that provides for exchanging Authentication data between an identity provider (IdP) and a service provider (SP) and does not require credentials to be passed from the Identity Provider to the application.
- SAML Security Assertion Markup Language is an open standard for exchanging authentication and authorization data between an identity provider (IdP) and a service provider (SP) that does not require credentials to be passed to the service provider.
- SWA Secure Web Authentication is a Single Sign On (SSO) system developed by Okta to provide SSO for apps that don't support proprietary federated sign-on methods, SAML or OIDC.
- Attribute Sourcing
- Create Creates or links a user in the application when assigning the app to a user in Okta.
- Update Okta updates a user's attributes in the app when the app is assigned. Future attribute changes made to the Okta user profile will automatically overwrite the corresponding attribute value in the app.
- Deactivate Deactivates a user's account in the app when it is unassigned in Okta or their Okta account is deactivated. Accounts can be reactivated if the app is reassigned to a user in Okta.
- Sync Password Push either the users Okta password or a randomly generated password to the app. This feature is not required for all federated applications as user authentication takes place in Okta, however some apps still require a password.
- Group Push Push existing Okta groups and their memberships to the application. Groups can then be managed in Okta and changes are reflected in the application.
- Group Linking Link Okta groups to existing groups in the application. Simplifies onboarding an app for Okta provisioning where the app already has groups configured.
- Schema Discovery Import the user attribute schema from the application and reflect it in the Okta app user profile. Allows Okta to use custom attributes you have configured in the application that were not included in the basic app schema.
- Attribute Mastering The application can be defined as the source of truth for a full user profile or as the source of truth for specific attributes on a user profile.
- Attribute Writeback When the application is used as a profile master it is possible to define specific attributes to be sourced from another location and written back to the app. For example the user profile may come from Active Directory with phone number sourced from another app and written back to Active Directory.