Single Sign-On in Windows 10

Introduction

They say that simplicity is key in life and this could not apply to anything more than it does to user authentication. Imagine being able to securely use one set of login credentials for not one, not two, but nearly all your login credentials across all of the apps on your Windows 10 system. 

Having a plethora of login credentials that change with every application you use is not only hard to remember but can get messy when you do not have a handy reference for your login credentials. The problem is compounded when you are a normal user in an organization that does not have adequate privileges to install a password manager on your Windows 10 system. 

This article will detail single sign-on (SSO) in Windows 10. We’ll explore what SSO is, the benefits of SSO, how SSO works in Windows 10, the heart of SSO and a little about PRT.

What is single sign-on?

SSO is the answer to the credential conundrum presented above. It is a user and device authentication service and centralized session where one login credential set (username and password, for example) can be used to grant access to multiple applications. This means no more having to remember passwords, no more having to fumble around for the post-it note your credential was scribble on, and best of all, no more forgetting credentials. 

It also helps users with password strength, which may be unduly burdensome when you have a 16-character password. If you use SSO, you will not have to worry about having to remember that behemoth of a password again. 

What are the benefits of single sign-on?

The benefits conveyed are commonly the driving force behind doing something new and SSO may be the epitome of this concept. Below are (Read more...)

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