Single Sign On

CentricMinds provides support for Single sign-on (SSO). SSO is an approach to access control of multiple, related, but independent software systems. With this approach a user logs in once and gains access to all systems without being prompted to log in again at each of them.

CentricMinds supports the following:

SSO Basic

The CMS supports a basic approach to SSO using the browser’s ability (via NTLMv1 or NTHMLv2) to retrieve the username of the user currently logged into Windows (i.e. within a domain). When the site is accessed, the user will be silently logged into the CMS via their windows user account.

SSO Advanced

The CMS supports an advanced approach to SSO (which will work with all browsers) and makes use of Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS). When the Intranet is accessed, a secure ADFS token is checked for authentication information; if one exists, the user will be silently logged into the CMS, if one does not exist, the user will be directed to login via ADFS and then passed back accordingly.