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Persistent User Sessions with Single Sign-On (SSO)

Single Sign-On (SSO) is an authentication mechanism that allows users to access multiple applications through a single authentication event. By centralizing the authentication process, SSO minimizes the number of separate authentication prompts for end-users when accessing interconnected applications.

Persistent User Sessions Explained

Cloudentity enables organizations to set up persistent user sessions with single sign-on to allow their customers/users to authenticate just once and access multiple apps.

Enable SSO

SSO offers users a streamlined experience across your applications and services. Rather than juggling multiple sets of credentials for each service, a single login grants access to your entire array of applications.

flowchart TB user(User) acp(Cloudentity) app1(Application 1) app2(Application 2) app3(Application 3) user-- Single Sign-On -->acp acp-->app1 acp-->app2 acp-->app3

When users approach a domain necessitating authentication, they’re rerouted to the Cloudentity login page for a potential login. If already authenticated there, they’re swiftly sent back to the initial domain without the need for another login.

Cloudentity administrators can configure for how long user sessions stays active before they need to authenticate again (Session Max Age – configurable in SSO settings). Additionally, they have a possibility to set a maximum time a session can be idle before it is invalidated.

Next Steps

  1. Add Web Applications.

  2. Add Single Page Apps.

  3. Enable SSO.

Updated: Sep 28, 2023