Gartner Research

Solution Path for Implementing Single Sign-On

Published: 17 August 2018

ID: G00353117

Analyst(s): Mary Ruddy

Summary

Single sign-on is a core identity and access management requirement for most organizations. Technical professionals deploying SSO need to develop a roadmap by making important decisions on project scope, architecture and security to support new users, applications and cloud adoption.

Table Of Contents

Problem Statement

Solution Path Diagram

Solution Path

  • Step 1: Review Objectives for SSO as Part of Overall IAM Program
    • Identity Federation
    • Agent- and Proxy-Based Web Access Management
  • Step 2: Identify Users and Requirements, Assess Capabilities and Perform Gap Analysis
  • Step 3: Design an Architecture to Support SSO
  • Step 4: Determine Access Control Requirements for SSO
  • Step 5: Assess Other Requirements:
    • Step 5.1: Microsoft Office 365, IaaS
    • Step 5.2: API and Mobile Access
  • Step 6: Refine the Architecture as Needed
  • Step 7: Determine Required Features and Vendor Shortlists

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