What Is... SSO

Single Sign On, or SSO, is a term we hear more and more in the AEC industry as we utilize more Software as a Service applications. SSO is a service that allows you to use one set of log-in credentials to log in to many different applications. That's an obvious advantage for the user, but there are also advantages for the company's administrator. They can use SSO to grant access to all of their company's applications from a single screen with just a few clicks.

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One concern that people may have with SSO is that if a user's log in credentials are compromised, a hacker could gain access to all of that user's account. The best way to mitigate that risk is to pair SSO with 2FA (Two Factor Authentication). 2FA adds another layer of security by requiring a physical device to complete the log in after entering the user name and password.

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