If user authentication isn’t a paramount issue for AV integration firms and their collaboration customers, it should be. As such, it’s interesting news that video collaboration provider Nureva announces integration of Span Workspace with single sign-on (SSO), a user authentication process that allows users to access multiple applications with a single set of login credentials.
With the integration of SSO, which according to a Nureva press release is slated to happen later this month, Span Workspace administrators can conveniently:
- Control user authentication
- Implement multi-factor authentication
- Enforce password complexity parameters through their cloud SSO service providers
Users will enjoy easier access to their Span canvases and improved security, according to the press release.
How User Authentication Works
The basis for the SSO integration is OpenID Connect, a simple identity layer on top of the OAuth 2.0 protocol, writes Nureva.
This release will support Span Workspace SSO integration for Azure AD, soon to be followed by support for additional cloud-based SSO service providers such as Ping, OKTA and OneLogin.
Although still new for many organizations, SSO integration is a growing requirement. In a Bitglass 2018 Cloud Adoption Report, which included an analysis of more than 135,000 organizations globally, 25 percent of organizations have adopted SSO solutions to authenticate their users.
By industry, education is the leading adopter of SSO at 40.3 percent.
“Span Workspace user-base continues to grow globally, and functionality like single sign-on is critical for an organization’s successful rollout,” says Nancy Knowlton, Nureva’s CEO.
“SSO checks a very important box in delivering a secure and scalable solution by providing control to IT teams and convenience to users.”
Span Workspace will support single sign-on later in November, according to the Nureva press release.
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