Is it time for reduced sign-ons?

Most agency offices eventually face a decision of whether to consolidate password management systems. Here’s a test of your organization’s readiness for a reduced sign on (RSO) approach to identity authentication.

Definition: Reduced sign-on (RSO) is the capability of using the same log-in and password across multiple applications and allowing users to navigate across various applications without the need to enter their credentials repeatedly.

July 11, 2011, Diagnostic needs assessment

Percentage of applications integrated currently

Percentage of applications to be integrated in 3 years

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Mon, May 12, 2014 Vidar

You got the wrong definition of Reduce Sign On. Your definition is for Single Sign On. Reduced Sign On: This concept handles the above scenario by prompting another set of verification when you try to access critical applications. This extra layer of authentication could be any one of below list: 1) Challenge Question 2) Digital Certificate 3) Hardware Token number 4) Smart Card 5) Biometrics Reducing users' sign-on complexity problems requires a balance between user satisfaction and security. If the scale swings too far toward security when trying to prevent a breach, user satisfaction decreases. Similarly, if the scale swings toward user satisfaction, you can compromise IT security.

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