Single Sign-On (SSO) allows you to configure external methods of authentication to bring users into Imagen and control their level of interaction with your content, all without administrative overhead.
👩🎓 Pro tip: If you are already familiar with SSO service providers or Federated SSO, feel free to skip ahead to:
What is SSO?
Imagine you are invited to an extravagant members-only event, where an invite is required for entry. You lucky people.
When you show your invitation to the staff at the door, you are given a wristband that shows all staff at the venue that you are allowed to be there. Your invite is no longer required.
You may come and go as you please with entry to various rooms - including the VIP lounge - will depend on the colour of your wristband. For example, you do not need to show your ID to the bartender, as your wristband indicates you are of legal drinking age.
In this hypothetical example, each point highlights a part of SSO. Let's start with the event organisers: this is the configuration of SSO within Imagen, as the venue itself is Imagen. The door staff checking your invite and granting your wristband represents the Identity provider - or federated login. The colour of the wristband shows the level of access you have to the event - your Identity token.
Once configured, Imagen will trust your authentication method, so users do not need to create an account, or remember extra login credentials. This ensures both security and ease of use for your users.
📕Further reading: Top 5 SSO Providers