Single Sign-On Overview

Learn why and how SSO is used to manage user access and authentication within enterprise organizations

The Value of SSO

Single sign-on (SSO) is an authentication method that enables users to access multiple applications by logging in once, with a single set of credentials. IT administrators in Enterprise organizations are faced with managing the identity of thousands of users to provide secure access to their cloud based applications. SSO support accelerates the adoption of new apps for the Enterprise and facilitates better security practices and more efficient deprovisioning practices.

Identity Providers and SSO Strategies

Supported Identity Providers

WorkOS Single Sign-On currently supports the following Identity Providers:

  • adfs
  • azure-ad
  • google
  • okta
  • onelogin

Enterprise clients choose an Identity Provider (IdP) to ensure the valid authentication of their users. Identity providers sometimes provide additional services to meet identity access management (IAM) needs, while others specialize only in identity authentication. Authentication and Authorization SSO strategies, and their underlying configuration details, vary by IdP and Enterprise Client. Enterprises may request to use Secure Access Markup Language (SAML) standards or OpenID Connect (OIDC) + OAuth protocols in addition to a specific Identity Provider.

Using WorkOS Single Sign-on, one integration grants your application support for multiple SSO Providers. Seamlessly add new SSO connections for your clients without worrying about their authentication strategy's implementation details.

Add WorkOS Single Sign-on to your application with our Integration guide.

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