Service Gateway – SSO For The Enterprise Portal
When you use SSO, then you want a Login Page that works with your organization model. In addition, you need an application which is easy for you to access if you want it. This means that you want an application which may be customized and built around your business model and SSO. Service Gateway has these two things.
When you use SSO, then it is quite important to have a login page that functions as you expect. If you’re using the support portal real estate to automatically redirect users for their main Identity Provider, Service Gateway will automatically redirect them to this Identity Provider. However, if you have several Identity Providers, Service Gateway displays a link in your login page to’Use external login’.
The main reason I mention this link is because Service Gateway provides this connection so that if your clients enter their login information in the portal they can simply click on this link. It is going to subsequently send them to their own main Identity Provider. This saves them having to go through the long process of receiving their login information manually into the portal. Service Gateway’s answer to this problem is to divert the customers for their outside provider.
The next great feature of Service Gateway is its capacity to handle your password storage. Since your service is about identity and security then it should be simple to deal with your password. Service Gateway utilizes its inbuilt password management application. If your password becomes compromised it will be flashed and you’ll have a secure password again.
Some of the password management applications provided by Service Gateway include the ability to configure your own password as you wish, you may even set the password for the user login and then place the password for this user login. If your password becomes compromised along with a user gets your Service Gateway website using their login data that password will be instantly reset.
Each of these features make Service Gateway quite simple to use and configure. There are a whole lot of other features but those mentioned here are what I feel are the best.
The downside to this system is that so long as you get a password and username setup then your site will be able to be obtained using your username and password. There are a couple different options such as allowing people to gain access to your website using an IP address or even allowing them to sign with a social security number.
A number of the other sites like to bill you some type of subscription fee when you get access to their own service gateways. You truly have to do a bit of study on your own to learn which ones are worth your while. Most of them are a really low cost and cheap for most businesses.
I would also recommend checking the reviews on these websites to learn what others consider the services. I personally don’t utilize any of the paid ones since they all seem quite similar.