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New in ER/Studio 19.3.3: Single Sign-on Support for OpenID Connect for Azure AD and Okta

Single Sign-on (SSO) is an authentication process that allows a user to access multiple applications or services with just one set of login credentials. It simplifies the experience of users by eliminating the need to remember multiple usernames and passwords for different platforms. Organizations often use SSO in enterprise environments, where employees need access to various applications and systems.

With SSO, a user logs in once and gains access to all the connected applications without needing to log in again. This process relies on a central authentication server, which confirms the user’s identity and grants access to the requested services. Some popular SSO protocols include the security assertion markup language (SAML), open authorization (OAuth), and OpenID Connect.

OpenID Connect (OIDC) is an open authentication protocol built on top of the OAuth 2.0 framework. It allows third-party applications to verify the identity of the end-user and to get basic user profile information in an interoperable and representational state transfer (REST) like manner. OIDC uses JavaScript object notation (JSON) web tokens (JWTs). Applications can get JWTs using flows conforming to the OAuth 2.0 specifications. The OpenID Foundation developed these specifications. The foundation includes companies like Google. Many identity providers on the Internet now adopted OIDC.

Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AD) is a cloud-based identity and access management service. It enables employees to access external resources (that is, thousands of SaaS applications), as well as internal resources (like applications on a corporate intranet). Azure AD developed from Windows AD. Windows AD is a directory service for an operating system used to manage the users, groups, and computers of an organization. It provides authentication and authorization to various applications and resources within the organization.

Okta is a secure identity cloud that links applications, logins, and devices into a unified digital fabric. It is an enterprise-grade identity management service, built for the cloud, but compatible with many on-premises applications. With Okta, information technology can manage any employee’s access to any application or device, making it easier for employees to use any program or device. Okta is based on a cloud infrastructure that is secure, dependable, and well audited.

ER/Studio Team Server 19.3.3 now supports single sign-on for the OpenID Connect protocol for Microsoft Azure AD and Okta. Watch this video to learn more about what is new for ER/Studio Team Server 19.3.3.

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