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In the previous article we explored what Single Sign On (SSO) is, how (if used correctly) it can benefit your business, and how it has the power to boost the security of your organisation whilst simultaneously making work life easier for both your users and IT team alike.

In the following article we will take a look at how SSO integrates with Microsoft and their suite of tools.


Microsoft 365 and its relationship with SSO

When SSO is synchronised with their Microsoft 365 account, your users are able to sign into their account using the same Microsoft credentials. A great feature – that is until someone forgets their password. We’ve all done it at some point, racking our brains trying every combination of the cat’s name and some numbers after it – whilst knowing full well they aren’t correct. But on the other end of the spectrum, once you have finally got it, it can be very irritating to have to enter those credentials every time you log into an app.


SSO allows users to log in using Active Directory Credentials

SSO will help users to log into their account using their Active Directory credentials. This eradicates the need to repeatedly enter their credentials – signing into the machine once is enough. Microsoft 365 also has a native function within Microsoft Azure, so let’s take a closer look at that.


Microsoft Azure and SSO

The Azure Active Directory makes it possible to access all your apps with SSO from any location on the planet, on any device, from a centralised portal – this allows for a much better experience and much increased productivity. Microsoft Azure and SSO allow your entire team to be connected to some of the world’s most popular apps – these include Dropbox, DocuSign, Zoom, Salesforce, Adobe, and many more of the apps we all use every day. Let’s take a look at what Microsoft Azure and SSO make possible in the workplace.


Access pre-integrated apps

Microsoft Azure and SSO allow you to connect your Software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps using their gallery, making for a much more productive work environment.


Scale IT efficiencies

Microsoft Azure integration with SSO will allow you to offer ‘self-service password reset tools’. You can then guarantee to your users reduced support times, which in turn allows you to reduce the overall costs of your organisation. This will allow you to focus your often limited IT resources on higher value activities.

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. Once enabled they will no longer need to input their password – or in some cases username – when signing into Azure ID.

The modern technological age – if embraced wholeheartedly – has the ability to revolutionise your organisation. SSO is one of the many tools out there that is worth implementing, as by doing so you are guiding your team down a far more secure path whilst simultaneously allowing them to be more productive.


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