Single Sign-On (SSO)

Empower users with a single credential for accessing multiple applications

Streamline access and control with SSO solutions

As businesses expand their use of cloud applications, users experience password fatigue, leading to frequent log-in issues, increased support tickets and the risky habit of reusing the same password across multiple platforms. 

Single Sign-On (SSO) solves these issues by enabling users to authenticate once for access to everything. This approach also enhances security through centralized access control, enabling effective monitoring.

Improve User Experience

Improve user convenience

Enable seamless access anytime, anywhere

Enhance Security

Enhance security

Secure data and safeguard both internal and external identities

Increase Productivity

Increase productivity

Streamline access to all platforms and applications for optimal performance


22% of consumers

abandon frustrating online experiences within a minute, citing password resets and re-entering information as top frustrations

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What is Single Sign-On?

Single Sign-On (SSO) is an authentication process that allows users—whether they are customers, employees, or third parties such as suppliers or partners—to access multiple applications or services using a single set of credentials.

How Thales SSO solutions work

SSO eliminates the need for separate log ins, acting as a bridge from a single user to multiple applications. Every time a user accesses a cloud app, our SSO solution analyzes the login request, considering past authentications within the same session, along with the specific policy requirements tied to the user's role, app sensitivity, and contextual information.

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Which type of identity would you like to secure?

    Customer Identities

    Provide developers with the tools they need to allow users to utilize the same credentials across multiple applications.

    Find a Customer Identity Solution

    Third-Party Identities

    Empower IT to enable third-party users to gain access to data and applications from multiple systems using the same credentials.

    Find a B2B Identity Solution

    Workforce Identities

    Facilitate seamless access to various business and productivity applications, such as Microsoft Office 365, Salesforce, and Workday, using a single sign on.

    Find a Workforce Identity Solution
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    No cookie cutter SSO. No cut corners. Contact our team of IAM specialists to tailor an SSO solution to your needs.

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    Danny de Vreeze

    The relationship between trust and user experience is the foundation of successful online interactions. The imperative is clear: organizations must uphold an unwavering commitment to both data security and user experience to build a future where trust enables digital interactions.
    Danny de Vreeze Vice President, Identity and Access Management Thales

    Common questions about SSO solutions

      What should organizations consider when selecting an SSO solution?

      Organizations should consider factors such as robust security measures, seamless compatibility with existing systems, user-friendly interface for enhanced user experience, scalability to accommodate growth, compliance with regulations, and of course, reliable support and maintenance.

      What are some common challenges to implementing SSO?

      Some challenges in implementing SSO can include compatibility issues, legacy infrastructure, and user resistance.

      Whether implemented as a standalone or as part of an access management system, our cloud-based SSO service can be integrated through various identity federation protocols. These include open-source standards like SAML 2.0 and Open ID Connect, proprietary solutions such as Microsoft’s WS-Federation, and additional technologies like password vaulting and reverse proxies.

      Our expert solution team plans the integration for minimal disruption to your business; however, some IT infrastructure might need to be adapted. Contact a Thales IAM solution architect to discuss how we approach implementations to learn more.

      What security measures does your SSO solution employ to safeguard against unauthorized access and potential vulnerabilities?

      Our SSO solution can employ multi-factor authentication based on the assurance level you require, as well as encrypted user credentials, access controls, and continuous monitoring to prevent unauthorized access and vulnerabilities.