Registration and Single Sign On

Methods for Single Sign On in SinglePoint

SINGLE-SIGN-ON (SSO) is available for integration with the client’s network security systems such as SAML, network security appliances (e.g., Netegrity), or other user authentication systems (e.g., Siteminder). SSO eliminates the need for individual account creation on the portal by each user, allows the user profile to be automatically filled in, facilitates the Roles option for configuration of the portal to different user groups, and improves security by ensuring that an individual whose employment ends is immediately barred from the portal.

Single Sign On provides added security for SinglePoint portals as well as ease of use for users and administrators.  Users do not need to login and, in many cases, update their user profiles.  Administrators can set business rules for content access and portal functionality to provide a personalized experience for user groups with information provided in the Single Sign On process.   SinglePoint supports several methods for accomplishing Single Sign On:

  • IP Restriction with User Registration
  • SAML
  • Content provider Seamless Registration
  • Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services
  • CA Siteminder
  • Other custom methods as required

REGISTRATION: SinglePoint Strategic Research Portals use SSL certificates that use 128-bit SSL encryption and 256-bit SLL encryption can be achieved by using SGC “super certs” but requires limiting browser version access. SinglePoint enterprise portals include a system for secure account creation, validation, and management. Using this system, users register for accounts and are validated by email before they can access the portal. Therefore, only users with valid customer defined email addresses can create accounts. All user passwords are stored in an encrypted form.