True Single Sign-On™ means enabling users to have a single set of credentials with which they can sign-on to all of their IT resources – from applications, to file servers, to WiFi networks, and even to login to their workstation. For IT organizations, achieving True Single Sign-On means easier access to IT resources and simpler administration for admins. Of course, the most critical part of True SSO is connecting users to virtually any resource they need. This blog post describes how the True SSO feature for Samba file servers is connecting users to their data.
SSO vs. True SSO
True SSO is differentiated from web application SSO because of its ability to connect users to much more than just their apps.
Specifically, a solution can be called True SSO if it enables users to leverage a single identity for secure access to their system (Windows, macOS, Linux), cloud and on-prem servers (AWS, Azure, GCP, on-prem), web and on-prem applications (via LDAP and SAML), wired and WiFi networks through RADIUS, and cloud and on-prem data storage solutions such as Samba file servers through LDAP.
True Single Sign-On is a concept best exemplified by a new cloud identity management platform called Directory-as-a-Service®. The goal of this IDaaS solution is to securely manage and connect users to the IT resources they need, regardless of platform, protocol, provider, or location. Learn more about JumpCloud’s Directory-as-a-Service by reading the technical datasheet.
True SSO isn’t just about efficiency and security. It’s also critical to achieving IT flexibility. True SSO works across providers (e.g. AWS, G Suite, Office 365, and more). This enables IT admins to determine what IT resources are best for their organization, rather than being forced into Windows platforms via Active Directory® or the LDAP protocol via OpenLDAP™.
True SSO and Samba
While True SSO is really about supporting as many different types of IT resources as possible, one specific use case is Samba file server access and authentication. Many IT organizations are leveraging on-prem Samba file servers and NAS devices based on Samba. These data storage options are popular because of their (Read more...)
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from JumpCloud authored by Jon Griffin. Read the original post at: https://jumpcloud.com/blog/true-sso-feature-samba-file-servers/