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Share access to your user account without sharing passwords

How to securely share access to your user account with Evidian Enterprise SSO?

Demonstration: how to share accounts without sharing passwords

In many environments, users may need to share technical or administrative accounts. This means you will have to share the same credentials with all the members of your group. This creates a flaw in the safety of your environment. In addition, once the password is known by all users, changing it may be time consuming.

Evidian Enterprise SSO allows users to access shared accounts without knowing passwords. When the account requires a password change, the Evidian solution proceeds to the generation of a new password, and each authorized user will take advantage of it without realizing it.

The use of the shared account is audited by the solution and the administrator may retrieve which user grants access to which application, and when.

Why over 5 million employees are using Evidian Enterprise SSO today?

Reinforce access to applications

A user enters only one password or even none with Evidian Authentication Manager and a strong authentication method. Evidian SSO can change transparently hardened passwords for each application. It allows the management of enterprise access policies (which user can access to which application) and centrally audit the user access.

Reduce up to 30% helpdesk calls

There are no more calls to the call desk to reset passwords because users no longer manage application passwords. Moreover, a Self-Service Password request (SSPR) function allows users who have forgotten their single password, or their access card, to unlock their accesses - even offline without the helpdesk.

Never reveal passwords

Users can share the same generic accounts securely, or delegate their access to each other while being away. Users don’t need to reveal their passwords and are audited by name. Thanks to a web portal, a user who is already on leave can remotely delegate all or part of his accounts, via a simple web page and fully comply with the security policy.

Satisfy regulatory constraints

By creating an obligatory passage point between a user and his applications, an organization can effectively control the accesses. Moreover, a log of these accesses and administration operations is kept centrally, which facilitates audit. Evidian SSO facilitates compliance with confidentiality, integrity and availability requirements.

Evidian SSO Single Sign-On

Evidian Enterprise SSO provides single sign-on to all users, businesses and organizations.

Free your users from remembering and typing passwords and drive your security policy by automating password management.

Examples of single sign-on solutions with Evidian Enterprise SSO and Authentication Manager

Typical use of SSO by over 5 million employees

Employees use a passwordless strong authentication method. After that, application passwords are automatically entered, on behalf of the employee, during application login prompts. This works either with web based, desktop as well as legacy applications without modifying them. Evidian gives an access to the applications to which the employee is entitled. And it transparently modifies and manages strong passwords for each application. An access log is centralized to facilitate audits, to know which employee uses which application and to meet regulatory constraints.

One PC - used by several users

Branch employees, sales staff in outlets, workers in manufacturing industry and others share a same PC in their Enterprise. They use a shared account with autologon to access the Windows session without password to save time. However, knowing who authenticated to the PC and at what time cannot be audited. Evidian with its multi-user desktop solves this problem with a fast user switching in a few seconds and a strong authentication method like a RFID badge to unlock the shared session.

One user – using multiple PCs successively

The day-to-day tasks of some employees may require them to move around within a site, such as doctors in a hospital, production managers at an industrial site, store vendors, and others. On each PC, they must log in to access their session and log out. As it takes time, an alternative solution must be found. Evidian offers a simple solution with a roaming session avoiding multiple login.

One user – using multiple PCs at once

Some employees need multiple PCs and monitors in order to work. These may include trading room workers, control room operators in industry, in transport, in video surveillance and others. It is unrealistic to ask these employees a multiple login to all PCs. Evidian offers a solution with a single login to multiple computers at once.

Are you looking for another solution?

Evidian offers many other solutions that will certainly meet your needs. Do not hesitate to contact us.

Passwordless, contactless, handsfree authentication

Evidian passwordless strong authentication methods

Evidian Authentication Manager replaces passwords by strong authentication methods.

Cover all authentication scenarios, whether a user accesses one or several PCs, or several users share one PC.

The three architectures of Single Sign-On

Enterprise directory (best architecture)

This is the architecture of Evidian Enterprise SSO. SSO information is simply stored, in encrypted form, in the directory that already equips most companies, guaranteeing a high level of confidentiality with non-reversible AES256 encryption. For example: the Microsoft Active Directory where users are declared and through which they access their Windows session; or its Microsoft AD-LDS application instance in which application data associated with users declared in the Active Directory. There is therefore no server or appliance to install. Your workstations are already configured to access the information, since they already access the directory.

SSO server

The information is stored on a server, for instance a Windows or Unix server, that is generally dedicated to this task. The client on the PC queries the server whenever necessary. This server is often duplicated for high availability, although cache mechanisms on the PC can compensate for temporary unavailability. Therefore, start-up costs must be taken into account: servers (but you can dedicate an existing server) and software installation. In a distributed architecture, the number of these servers may be high.

SSO appliance

It is just a variation of the SSO server solution: software and hardware are packaged together. Software-deployment costs are thus reduced. On the other hand, it is not possible to install the software on an existing server, which may increase the deployment costs. Finally, it is often impossible to add memory and disk on an appliance, unlike a server.

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