Authored on: Feb 05, 2013
Gone are the days when majority of corporate employees worked in the office and were statistically mapped to their applications and resources which all ran behind the firewall. Today, not only are applications running on the LAN/corporate data center and being delivered from cloud-based networks. These cloud resources might not have access to a corporate directory for employee validation. In addition, today's workforce is highly distributed; using a multitude of different access devices, yet organizations must still secure access to critical corporate resources.
As a result, implementing enterprise wide single sign-on can be a challenge when spanning multiple security domains and across distributed resource portals including, Cloud services, partner web portals and others. Each resource can require different digital proof of identity.
Read this paper to learn how F5 uses SAML to effectively enable secure web domains to exchange user authentication and authorization data, providing users of web browsers with single sign-on (SSO) convenience they need. With SAML you can enhance the employee's online experience and potentially reduce password-related tickets at the help desk.