Service Gateway – SSO For The Enterprise Portal
When you use SSO, you want a Login Page which works with your business model. You also require an application which is simple for you to access if you want it. This usually means that you want an application which may be customized and built around your business design and SSO. Service Gateway has these 2 things.
When you use SSO, it is quite important to have a login page that functions as you expect. If you’re using the service portal property to automatically redirect users for their main Identity Provider, Service Gateway will automatically redirect them to this Identity Provider. But if you have multiple Identity Providers, Service Gateway shows a link in your login page to’Use external login’.
The reason why I mention this link is since Service Gateway provides this connection so that when your customers enter their login information in the portal they can just click this hyperlink. It will subsequently send them to their own primary Identity Provider. This saves them having to go through the long process of receiving their login information manually into the portal. Service Gateway’s solution to this issue is to divert the clients to their outside provider.
The upcoming great feature of Service Gateway is its ability to manage your password storage. Ever since your service is all about security and identity then it needs to be simple to deal with your password. Service Gateway utilizes its inbuilt password management tool. If your password becomes compromised it will be flashed and you will have a secure password again.
A number of the password management applications offered by Service Gateway include the ability to configure your password as you want, you can even set the password for the user login and then set the password for that user login. If your password becomes compromised along with an individual gets your Service Gateway website using their login info which password will be immediately reset.
All of these features make Service Gateway quite simple to use and configure. There are a lot of other attributes but those mentioned here are what I feel are the very best.
The drawback to this system is that as long as you have a password and username setup then your site will be able to be obtained using your username and password. There are a few other alternatives like allowing people to have access to your website using an IP address or even letting them sign in using a social security number.
Many of the other sites like to charge you some kind of subscription fee once you get access for their own support gateways. You really need to do a bit of study on your own to find out which ones are worth your while. Most of them really are a really low cost and cheap for all businesses.
I would also advise checking the reviews on these websites to learn what others think about the services. Personally, I don’t utilize some of the paid ones because they all seem quite similar.