Single sign-on (SSO) is a property of access control of multiple related, but independent software systems. It is specifically used by engineers to interact with network applications and devices in a centralized and secured environment.
Single sign on solution is specifically used by engineers to interact with network applications and devices in a centralized and secured environment. It is targeted to overcome challenges in the telecommunication/IT network where staff interacts directly with NE/Application servers with less security and without any centralized administrative control. Single sign on system help to implement consistent set of security procedures and policies throughout the entire network.
Ability to have one user login across all applications
Distinct user identification with flexible authentication mechanisms (including standard username/password, System generated keys and Radio frequency identification tags)
Centralized management of identities for all applications
Reduced administrative overheads – process improvements and reduction in cost
Improved platform security for network elements
Easy to utilize user interface through Single Sign-on for navigating between applications
User productivity improvements with Single Sign-on for all the applications
Ease of integrating new systems in the future without security administration constraints
Fine grained control by specifying securing policies with precise set of commands and filtering rules for each NE CLI session
Supporting integration with corporate systems. (Employee's active directory)
Improving system administrators control and better visibility of user activities
Customizable reporting to SSO administrator for each user session
Improving time and cost for network operator in terms of re-work, staffing, network fail-over