31 May Single Sign On – Its Integration with Microsoft 365
In our previous article we explained how the already difficult duties of your IT team have gradually become more complex – our increased familiarity and reliance on IT is rising daily, so to say our IT teams are feeling the pressure would be an understatement! We explored how SSO can alleviate some of that stress by taking the worry of passwords out of their hands. We now know how SSO has the power to improve our workplaces – both in regard to security and on an operational level. Let’s now explore how SSO integrates with Microsoft and its suite of tools.
Microsoft 365 integration with SSO
When SSO is synchronised with their Microsoft 365 accounts your users are able to sign into their accounts using the same Microsoft credentials. This is a fantastic feature on the surface, until someone forgets their password. We have all had a ‘blank moment’ where we can’t remember them and instead have to guess. But the arguably more frustrating task we all go through every day is the long process of having to enter the same credentials multiple times to log into each and every app we need.
SSO allows users to log in using Active Directory Credentials.
SSO will help users to log into their account using their Active Directory credentials, meaning that those credentials will no longer have to be entered repeatedly.
Now, let’s take a closer look at Microsoft 365’s native function within Microsoft Azure.
Microsoft Azure and SSO
With the Azure Active Directory you can access all of your applications with SSO from anywhere on the planet, on any device, from a centralised portal. This means that your team will be able to produce better quality work due to a better relationship with the system, and this can all be achieved from the comfort of their own homes, the office, or wherever they wish that has an internet connection. Microsoft Azure and SSO allow your team to be connected to some of the world’s most popular apps in a Microsoft-secure way.
Microsoft Azure and SSO open up a host of possibilities – let’s take a look at them now.
Access pre-integrated apps
With Microsoft Azure and SSO you can connect your Software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps using their gallery, making for a much more productive work environment.
Scale IT efficiencies
Microsoft Azure and SSO together offer a tool that allows you to reset your passwords according to best practice guidelines. You can then make a unique guarantee of reduced support times to your team and, in the process, you will minimise overall costs. This has many benefits, but the most prominent of these is the possibility of reallocating limited business resources to activities that are of higher value to the organisation.
With Microsoft Azure Active Directory Seamless SSO it is possible to automatically sign users in when they are on a corporate device that is connected to your corporate network. This enables you to sign into Azure ID without having to type in your username or password.
If the right tech is utilised and managed correctly it has the power to revolutionise your workplace, boost productivity, and increase efficiency. SSO is one of the key ingredients that can be used to make that a possibility, so implementing it will not only improve your levels of security but will also make your team more productive.
Modern technology to help you thrive securely
Technology is pivotal to your business and we want you to understand the value it provides when it is allowed to work seamlessly with your operations on the most updated tools available. Apogee values transparency and simplicity – we provide the IT support you need when you need it. Within this support is the guarantee that your technology is secure against all manner of cyber threats, that it is operationally beneficial to the way you run your business and is always updated to the latest version. We will work alongside you and guide you into a secure, brighter future with technology as your ally. Contact us now to find out how we can help you.