Single Sign-on


A central identity server that provides authentication to all servers in a domain.
Single Sign-on architecture diagram

How does it work?

There are two aspects to this: account creation and log in. Basic SSO means the user needs a single account for multiple related servers. But true single sign-on also allows the user to log in once and access services without re-entering their credentials.

When should you use it?

  • When an application consists of multiple servers and you don't want the user to create accounts for each of them