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Single Sign-on Options Expanded on Files.com

Thursday, August 29, 2019

What is Single Sign-On (SSO)?

Single Sign-On (SSO) is an authentication mechanism that allows a user’s identity to be managed by a single, trusted identity provider through which the user can access multiple service providers. Your users log in to one secure provider, and then are able to securely access the multiple apps and platforms they need to get their work done.

Why use Single Sign-On?

Busy IT departments have enough to do without constantly needing to audit and manage which apps and services their users need and have access to. And busy workers are already managing complex processes and integrations just to get their basic work done. Adding separately managed user accounts for every service doesn’t help; it only makes it harder for the IT department to keep company assets secure and harder for workers to access the services they need.

Single Sign-On makes that both safer and easier to manage for both users and administrators.

We’re happy to announce that we’ve greatly expanded our list of Single Sign-On providers.

Diffent SSO options are available on different plans, so be sure to check our plans here to make sure your plan has what you need.

Which providers does Files.com support?

The following providers are currently supported:

Many enterprises utilize services including Okta, Microsoft Azure, Auth0, Google, Ubuntu and Slack for providing secure identity, provisioning, communication and collaboration tools. Now, administrators are able to selectively employ these trusted platforms (and others) to create a secure and efficient user login experience.

Single Sign-On is easy to implement on Files.com

Enabling SSO on your Files.com site is straightforward. Site administrators determine which providers from our list they would like and check their plan to make sure their choice is included. Just a few clicks and the provider is enabled for your site and ready to activate for individual users. We detail the process for you in our documentation center.

SSO services can only be used with web browser-based sessions, or with the Files.com Desktop App. Users who need to connect using FTP, SFTP, or WebDAV, must use either password or LDAP/AD authentication.

Questions? Need help?

Please let us know how we can help. We’re here and glad to help. Please contact us by email, chat (in your web interface when logged in), or phone (1-800-286-8372 ext. 2).