Single Sign-On

Securing and simplifying access to all your applications.

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Securing all of your applications with a single Identity Provider (IdP) has become crucial in today’s digital landscape. The traditional approach of authenticating with separate passwords for each application has proven to be frustrating and inefficient for both users and IT teams. Users often struggle to remember multiple passwords, leading to password fatigue and frequent password-related issues. Meanwhile, IT staff find it challenging to manage multiple user repositories, resulting in increased help desk tickets and a drain on resources. 

PortalGuard’s Single Sign-On (SSO) solution is an authentication game-changer, simplifying the login process and eliminating the need for multiple passwords. With PortalGuard’s SSO, users can enjoy a seamless and secure experience, accessing their most important applications with a single point of authentication. Say goodbye to the frustration of remembering numerous passwords and hello to a streamlined approach to application access across any device. 

Single Sign-on (SSO) Demo


Seamless, Secure Access

Elevate your login experience with PortalGuard’s SSO solution. By providing users with a single point of authentication, PortalGuard simplifies the login process, minimizing frustration and password fatigue. Users can effortlessly access their essential applications without the burden of managing multiple passwords. Welcome to a streamlined and secure access experience with PortalGuard’s SSO solution.

Enhanced Security

PortalGuard’s SSO solution empowers organizations to implement granular security policies and leverage robust authentication methods. Notably, our Identity-Bound Biometrics feature offers enhanced protection without sacrificing usability, ensuring a hassle-free user experience. PortalGuard’s SSO solution supports a wide array of multi-factor authentication options, allowing organizations to choose the most suitable methods for their specific security requirements. 

Lower IT Costs

By eliminating password-related complaints and reducing help desk calls, PortalGuard’s SSO significantly alleviates the burden on IT teams. This translates into substantial time and resource savings, enabling IT professionals to redirect their focus toward critical tasks that enhance ROI and contribute to the overall success of the organization. With PortalGuard’s SSO solution, IT professionals can maximize their productivity while reducing administrative workloads. 

“Our users love the single sign-on experience and our Help Desk loves the reduced phone calls and self-service portal. The company support is outstanding! When it comes to authentication these experts know what they are doing.”

Systems Administrator @ Grand View University

PortalGuard SSO

Access All Your Apps with a Single Point of Strong Authentication

PortalGuard’s Single Sign-On secures all applications – even those that are traditionally challenging to integrate – with a single IdP. Whether it’s on-premises, legacy, thick client, or web applications, Single Sign-on with PortalGuard ensures comprehensive protection. Moreover, it facilitates the adoption and rollout of new applications, simplifying the onboarding process. 

Standards Support

Open standards are the basis for identity federation solutions and are essential to enabling interoperability between unique identity systems, web resources, organizations, and vendors.

PortalGuard supports modern identity federation standards to help you meet your requirements for all user access scenarios.

For more information about the different types of SSO protocols visit the Types of Single Sign-on Protocols page.

Supported Standards:

  • SAML 2.0
  • WS-Federation
  • OAuth 2.0
  • OpenID Connect 1.0
  • CAS 3.0+

Key Features

SAML Identity Provider (IdP)

PortalGuard’s SAML IdP serves as a SAML-based portal, allowing users to leverage a single set of credentials for the portal login. Once authenticated, users gain access to all their pre-registered web-based accounts. The SAML protocol seamlessly integrates popular applications like Outlook Web App (OWA), Office 365, BlackBoard, Canvas, Google Apps, Moodle, Salesforce, and various cloud-based applications.

SSO Concierge – Seamless Access to Thick Client Applications

Thick client applications, or thick client apps, are difficult to integrate into existing Single Sign-on (SSO) solutions with their external identity stores and lack of support for common identity federation protocols. PortalGuard SSO ConciergeTM eliminates the additional login and seamlessly passes credentials to thick client applications on the user’s behalf, improving productivity for users and the IT team.

Multi-factor Authentication & Identity-Bound Biometrics

PortalGuard’s SSO solution provides flexible multi-factor authentication, including cutting-edge Identity-Bound Biometrics (IBB). This authentication method eliminates the need for users to remember or physically possess authentication factors while ensuring the highest levels of security. PortalGuard offers diverse multi-factor authentication options and can consolidate existing authentication solutions under centralized security policies.

Identity Federation

PortalGuard’s support for identity federation enables the enforcement of common identity protocols and security across domains and organizations. When combined with SSO capabilities, identity federation allows users to authenticate once and gain access to multiple applications. This streamlined approach enhances user experience and facilitates the implementation of advanced security features like multi-factor authentication and password policies. 

Directory Support

PortalGuard is compatible with multiple directories, including Microsoft Active Directory & Azure AD, IBM iSeries, LDAP-compliant directories, and custom SQL user repositories. This flexibility ensures that organizations can choose the most suitable directory to store their identities.

Kerberos SSO

PortalGuard’s Kerberos SSO provides a “true SSO” experience to those on domain-joined workstations. Users no longer need to manually log in to PortalGuard, as SSO is based on their Windows authentication. This feature extends to AD domain-joined Macs as well. With PortalGuard’s MFA capabilities, users can enjoy a passwordless desktop login experience, eliminating additional password prompts. 

Self-Service Password Management (SSPR)

PortalGuard offers a powerful self-service password management feature, empowering users to take control of their passwords. With this feature, users can easily reset, recover, and change their passwords without the need to contact IT support. By enabling self-service capabilities, PortalGuard streamlines the help desk process, reducing the number of password-related calls, and increasing productivity for both end-users and IT teams. This feature puts users in charge of their own password management, saving time and resources while ensuring a seamless user experience.

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A Customizable Experience

Single Sign-on with PortalGuard offers full customization options to optimize user experience and reinforce brand identity with a consistent, branded, and familiar interaction when accessing applications from any device. 

PortalGuard Real-Time Reporting

Real Time Reporting

To keep organizations informed and proactive, PortalGuard’s SSO provides real-time activity reports. These reports offer valuable insights into: 

  • Web SSO activity  
  • Login Activity  
  • Account Lockouts  
  • Self-Service Usage 

With real-time visibility, organizations can monitor user behavior, identify potential security threats, and make informed decisions to optimize their SSO implementation.

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