SSO Components

The sub services of the Enterprise Single Sign-On (SSO) service are as follows:

  • Mapping. Maps the user account in the Windows system to the user accounts in the back-end systems (affiliate applications).
  • Lookup. Looks up the user credentials in the Credential database in the back-end system. This is the SSO runtime component.
  • Administration. Manages the affiliate applications and the mappings for each affiliate application.
  • Secret. Generates the master secret and distributes it to the other SSO servers in the system. It is only active on the Single Sign-On server that is acting as the master secret server.
  • Password Synchronization. Simplifies administration of the SSO credential database, and keeps passwords in sync across user directories.