Gartner Research

Options for Single Sign-On to SaaS Applications

Published: 29 February 2008

ID: G00155087

Analyst(s): Gregg Kreizman , Ray Wagner


Enterprises have several options for providing SSO to software-as-a-service applications. A combination of established SSO infrastructure, SaaS provider SSO capabilities and the enterprise's future direction for federation inform the choices.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Common SaaS SSO Options
    • SaaS Proprietary SSO
    • SaaS Generic SSO Interface With Delegated Authentication
    • Enterprise Single Sign-On (ESSO)
    • Standards-Based Federation
  • Other Emerging or Uncommon Options for RSO/SSO
    • OpenID
    • SSO Gateways

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