What are the disadvantages of using an SSO (Single Sign-On) authentication system ?
Opened by Anonymous , Apr 12, 2012.
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Then, anyone can use the first login and access any of the user's apps.
In general, it is clearly depending on the data behind this infrastructure :
When highly strategique information is stored, I recommend to implement a login double check before accessing it.
On a daily basis for standard apps to access normal data, SSO has some benefits for what regards user productability and efficiency.
Jul 5, 2013
Here are some pros to single sign-on.
-- Users will not need to manage a whole lot of different passwords in order to access a large number of systems
-- It can be easier to add increased security around account authentication when fewer passwords are involved.
-- The time for provisioning, and more importantly, deprovisioning of resources can be reduced
The drawbacks are these:
-- If the central account database is breached, an attacker would have access to multiple systems at once (even if it's not clear what those systems are)
-- It is not always easier to see what the entitlements are between the various systems unless there is a central point for managing them as well.
Ralph McFarland Apr 12
The real challenge and disadvantage here is to protect data. And confidential information of the user. But mostly, experts confirm that SSO is a must for enterprise companies. Vulnerability is the first and foremost issue when you consider private authentication and multi user computer options in custom writing. Hacking accounts may be a great pitfall, as then all the user accounts will be accessed, no matter which one of them was hacked.