09 Sep Service Gateway – SSO For Your Enterprise Portal
Service Gateway – SSO For Your Enterprise Portal
When you use SSO, then you need a Login Page which works with your organization model. You also require an application that is simple for you to access if you want it. This usually means that you want an application that can be customized and built around your business design and SSO. Service Gateway has these 2 things.
When you use SSO, then it is quite important to get a login page which works as you expect. If you are using the service portal property to automatically redirect users to their main Identity Provider, Service Gateway will automatically redirect them to this Identity Provider. However, when you’ve got multiple Identity Providers, Service Gateway displays a link in your login page to’Use external login’.
The main reason I mention this link is since Service Gateway provides this link so that when your clients enter their login information in the portal they can simply click this hyperlink. It is going to then send them to their primary Identity Provider. This saves them having to go through the long process of getting their login info manually into the portal. Service Gateway’s answer for this issue is to redirect the customers to their outside provider.
The next great feature of Service Gateway is its ability to handle your password storage. Ever since your service is about security and identity then it needs to be simple to deal with your password. Service Gateway uses its inbuilt password management tool. If your password becomes compromised it will be flashed and you’ll have a safe password again.
A number of the password management applications provided by Service Gateway include the ability to configure your password as you want, you may even set the password for the user login and then set the password for this user login. If your password becomes compromised along with a user gets your Service Gateway website using their login info that password will be immediately reset.
All these attributes make Service Gateway quite simple to use and configure. There are a whole lot of different features but these mentioned here are what I feel are the very best.
The downside to the system is that as long as you have a password and username setup then your website will be able to be accessed using your username and password. There are a few other alternatives such as allowing people to gain access to your website with an IP address or even letting them sign with a social security number.
Many of the other websites like to bill you some kind of subscription fee once you get access for their own service gateways. You really have to do a bit of research on your own to learn which ones are worth your while. Most of them are a very low cost and affordable for all companies.
I would also advise checking the reviews on these sites to see what others think about the services. I personally don’t use some of the paid ones since they all seem very similar.