Introducing Single Sign-On
Single Sign-On (SSO) is an authentication and authorization method that allows a user to log in to different apps using a single set of credentials (username and password).
This streamlined login process eliminates the need for users to repeatedly sign in and out of various applications, whether on-premises or cloud-based. SSO makes overall password management easier in a company, enhancing productivity and security by lowering the chance of lost, weak, or forgotten passwords.
How it works?
SSO aims to establish a trusted partnership between an identity provider (IdP) and a service provider (SP). This mutual trust is primarily solidified through the exchange of certificates between IdP and SP. The exchanged certificate serves as a validation mechanism for the identification information shared by the identity provider with the service provider, ensuring its credibility from a trusted source. SSO securely stores this information in the form of tokens, which contain user-specific details such as an email ID or username.
In organizational contexts, there is a preference for maintaining a unified identity across
applications and cloud-based platforms. Azure Active Directory (AD) stands out as a widely embraced authentication method, especially given the prevalent use of Office 365 in businesses. Azure AD often serves as the central authentication hub due to its seamless integration with various services.
This blog post will guide the integration of AWS SSO into the Organization's master account, leveraging Azure Active Directory for user authentication. Such integrations play a pivotal role in enabling administrators to efficiently manage users and groups from a centralized source.
Step by Step guide for Integration of AWS SSO with Azure AD