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September 9, 2020
Service Gateway – SSO For Your Enterprise Portal
When you use SSO, then you want a Login Page
that works with your business model. In addition, you require an application that is easy for you to access if you want it. This usually means that you want an application that may be customized and built around your business design and SSO. Service Gateway has these two things.
When you use SSO, it is quite important to get a login page which functions as you expect. If you’re using the support portal real estate to automatically redirect users to their primary Identity Provider, Service Gateway will automatically redirect them to this Identity Provider. But when you’ve got multiple Identity Providers, Service Gateway shows a link in your login page to’Use external login’.
The reason I mention this connection is since Service Gateway provides this connection so that when your clients enter their login information in the portal they can simply click on this hyperlink. It is going to then send them to their own main Identity Provider. This saves them having to go through the lengthy process of getting their login info manually into the portal. Service Gateway’s answer for this problem is to divert the clients for their external provider.
The upcoming great quality of Service Gateway is its capacity to manage your password storage. Since your service is all about identity and security then it needs to be easy to deal with your password. Service Gateway utilizes its inbuilt password management tool. If your password becomes compromised it will be flashed and you’ll have a safe password again.
Some of the password management tools offered by Service Gateway include the capability to configure your password as you want, you may also set the password to your user login and then place the password for that user login. If your password becomes compromised and an individual gets your Service Gateway site using their login info that password will be instantly reset.
Each these features make Service Gateway quite simple to use and configure. There are a lot of other attributes but these mentioned here are what I feel are the very best.
The downside to the system is that as long as you get a password and username setup then your website will have the ability to be accessed using your own username and password. There are a couple other options like allowing people to have access to your website using an IP address or even letting them sign in using a social security number.
A number of the other sites like to bill you some type of subscription fee when you get access to their service gateways. You truly need to do a little bit of study on your own to find out which ones are worth your while. Most of them are a very low cost and cheap for most businesses.
I would also recommend checking the reviews on these sites to see what others consider the services. Personally, I don’t utilize some of the paid ones since they all seem very similar.