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Mitigate the Risk of Excessive or Shared Privileged Credentials

by ARCON User Privileged Accounts

In the wake of expanding IT infrastructure, today’s organizations require their employees to access multiple applications to perform day-to-day IT administrative and operational activities. 

That means, the end-users require multiple credentials to access the multiple applications. Simple? Not at all. It’s a nightmare both from IT administrators and end-users’ point of view. 

The IT helpdesk administrators don’t want to spend too much time on creating credentials, nor they want to do provisioning for too many privileged users, hence credentials. It’s a huge risk. Creating too many privilege entitlements is against the best practices in privilege account management. 

Likewise, the end-users will find it difficult to remember multiple login passwords. Different IT tasks on various applications are done at different hours of the day. So every time the end-user has to log on, she will have to waste time on the validation process while accessing a new application.

To eliminate the security challenge posed by using multiple access credentials for multiple end-users, and IT administrative ineffectiveness, enterprises find merit in assigning Single-sign-on (SSO) to end-users. The technology offers one-time secure administrative access to multiple technology platforms. 

More on Single-Sign-On (SSO)

Single-Sign-On (SSO) is nothing but a validation permit that is given to an end-user to use a single login credential for multiple applications. As per the roles and responsibilities of the end-users, the IT administrators can assign SSO to the end-users. It ensures that they have a limited-period one-time access to applications that are required by the end-users to perform specific tasks. Once the task is completed, the access rights get expired automatically. It secures the IT assets of any organization from any unauthorized and unnecessary access to the elevated accounts without the need of sharing the privileged credentials.


See how ARCON | Single-Sign-On works


SSO is very relevant in the remote work environment

Protecting data at Work- From-Home (WFH) conditions is always a little more challenging for any enterprise. In the last one year, the global pandemic has pushed organizations to adopt remote work culture to ensure uninterrupted business processes. Thousands of end-users access critical information on a daily basis. Any malefactor in the IT ecosystem can wreak havoc on enterprise systems by misusing privileged credentials. The challenge of safeguarding enterprise data might intensify if organizations allow all-time access to the business-critical applications and systems through shared credentials. In this scenario, Single-Sign-On can mitigate the risk of unauthorized access by offering temporary access to the end-users without sharing the credentials.

Why ARCON Single-Sign-On?

ARCON | Single-sign-on, which also comes integrated with our enterprise-class ARCON | PAM, ARCON | PAM SaaS and ARCON | PAM Lite is a powerful tool to ensure legitimate access to critical applications. 

Here are some of the key features of ARCON | SSO:

  • It centrally manages the end-users access to all IT resources such as business applications, web applications, and cloud applications 
  • It can seamlessly integrate with various authentication repositories like Microsoft Active Directory, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and other identity providers
  • It supports standard identity protocols such as OpenID Connect, OAuth, and Security Assertion MarkUp Language (SAML)
  • It automates user provisioning or De-provisioning and reduces the administrative cost involved in managing these end-users
  • It helps to meet compliance, regulations and IT standards 
  • It ensures time-based access on all platforms even at a granular level

 

Contact us if you are interested in knowing more about ARCON | SSO. 

 

Conclusion

ARCON | SSO helps the enterprise to mitigate some of the critical access control issues associated with too many end-users and too many applications. The solution offers seamless identification and authorization to protect applications. It is a superb and effective solution to control risks and administrative challenges arising from WFH culture.

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