Unleash Efficiency and Security in Digital Signage with Single Sign-On

The struggle of managing countless passwords has reached its breaking point for the average American, with over 100 passwords to remember. In 2022, 43.7% of employees grappled with more than six different accounts to perform their job. This runaway IT tool sprawl imposes an unbearable burden on IT departments, particularly in larger enterprises with numerous touchpoints.

In response, organizations are embracing the consolidation of their technology stack, which not only slashes costs and saves time but it also tackles security risks head-on. One powerful solution is the implementation of Single Sign-On (SSO), which grants users access to a suite of applications using a single set of login credentials. By integrating SSO into your Digital Signage System, you unlock an array of benefits, including unrivaled convenience, impregnable security, turbocharged productivity, and streamlined user management. The article below explains how SSO paves the way to these advantages.

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Why Use SSO?

The adoption of SSO simplifies the login experience for digital signage management by enabling users to securely access a network of applications with just one set of credentials. Some compelling advantages of SSO implementation include:

Centralized Control and Visibility: SSO provides centralized control over user access to Content Management System (CMS) features, ensuring impeccable security and granting appropriate permissions. It also offers centralized visibility into user activities and access logs across all integrated applications within the digital signage system. This simplifies auditing, monitoring, and reporting processes, facilitating compliance with security policies and regulatory requirements.

Elimination of Multiple Credentials: Bid farewell to the labyrinth of usernames and passwords. SSO eradicates the need for users to grapple with multiple sets of credentials for different applications, simplifying the authentication process and obliterating the risk of weak or reused passwords. This unlocks time and improves productivity by providing access to the digital signage system and other integrated applications swiftly, reducing login fatigue and workflow disruptions.

Data Record Maintenance: SSO meticulously maintains comprehensive records of system utilization, offering valuable insights for analysis, monitoring, and operational optimization. In addition, user maintenance processes are streamlined, enabling organizations to provision or de-provision access to multiple systems through a central authentication mechanism. This slashes administrative overhead and guarantees accurate access rights across all integrated applications.

Enhanced System Security: With security emerging as the top concern for IT professionals (as reported by 52% of survey respondents), SSO plays a pivotal role in fortifying overall system security. Research reveals that more than 80% of data breaches result from compromised credentials, and a staggering $4.24 million is a data breach’s average cost. Harnessing the power of SSO empowers organizations to mitigate these risks and create a secure environment for day-to-day operations. Centralized authentication allows organizations to enforce robust security measures, such as multi-factor authentication, at the single sign-on level. This elevates the security of the digital signage system, slashing the likelihood of weak or reused passwords.

Seamless Integration with Existing Systems: SSO seamlessly integrates with other authentication systems, such as Active Directory or LDAP, capitalizing on an organization’s current user directory infrastructure. This ensures a seamless user experience across diverse systems while simplifying implementation.

How Does SSO Work?

SSO operates by seamlessly sharing user identity across trusted systems. Once a user logs in to one system, they are automatically granted access to other system components that have a trusted relationship. When users access applications or websites, their identity is swiftly confirmed by requesting their token from the SSO service, ensuring ironclad security before granting access. This approach is favored by an overwhelming 73.5% of IT professionals, who advocate for a single tool or solution for identity lifecycle management across the board.

SSO Offerings Supported by 22Miles

To facilitate SSO implementation within your Digital Signage System, 22Miles supports a wide range of SSO offerings, including:

  • SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language)
  • Okta
  • Azure Active Directory Single Sign-on
  • PingFederate

Infusing your Digital Signage System with the power of Single Sign-On (SSO) unleashes a unified authentication experience, simplifies access to multiple integrated applications, and elevates user satisfaction and administrative efficiency to unparalleled heights. SSO enhances convenience, security, productivity, user management, and auditing capabilities, making it an indispensable tool for organizations seeking to streamline their technology stack. By harnessing the transformative powers of SSO, businesses can safeguard sensitive information while enhancing the overall user experience within digital signage management. Prepare to revolutionize your organization’s digital signage prowess, unlocking unrivaled efficiency and unwavering security with SSO at the helm.

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