Single sign-on Authentication and Identity Integration
Single sign-on (SSO) is a user authentication process that enables users to securely access multiple applications and services using just one set of credentials. With single sign-on, users sign in once with one account to access company resources, software as a service (SaaS) applications, and web applications. Administrators can centralize user account management, and automatically add or remove user access to applications based on group membership. Without single sign-on, users must remember application-specific passwords and sign in to each application. IT staff needs to create and update user accounts for each application such as Microsoft 365, Box, Slack, and Salesforce. Users need to remember their passwords, plus spend the time to sign in to each application. The benefits of onboarding become the simple and secure method for off-board users.
Apple announced End Of Life support for Enterprise Connect with the release of macOS Monterey back in October 2021. Apple will no longer provide any updates to Enterprise Connect going forward and Apple recommends using the Kerberos Single Sign-on Extension, which is free of charge, and supported on macOS Catalina and later.