There is no doubt that single sign-on (SSO) capabilities are an important part of any identity and access management (IAM) solution. SSO reduces user frustrations by eliminating the need to keep a list of separate login credentials for individual applications and lowers support costs by helping to reduce the amount of time IT spends addressing login issues and resetting forgotten passwords. Single sign-on can also be utilized for documenting user account activity.
Yet, while single sign-on does play an important part in identity and access management, there are other, equally important features that your solution should have as part of your overall effort. The three I will focus on today are: full-lifecycle management, roles and group management, and privileged access management.