We all struggle with passwords and the temptation to use the same one for everything. Of course, we want to be able to memorize it, so the next temptation is to make it simple, so we can remember it. Of course, there is a huge security risk with weak passwords and ideally, you should never ever use the same password for more than one thing.
There is a better way to solve this problem called “Single Sign-On”. Imagine logging into your workstation, and that’s it. Your browser home page contains all of your applications with just one click you can launch, Gmail, 365, other popular applications that you use daily without being asked for a second username and password. When you leave the office and work at home or at Starbucks, then MFA (multi-factor authentication) kicks in, which sends you a code via text that helps verify that you are you. You still have the same productivity boost by logging into one thing instead of many, while remaining light years ahead regarding security. Identity management simplifies the user experience as you grow your organization by automating the process of user management and solving the weak password problem once and for all. Identity Management with Single-Sign-On adds tremendous security while simplifying the process and annihilating the “Weak Password”. This eliminates the need for staff to know the various passwords. With identity management, there is a single “Point of Truth,” meaning the credentials for a user are managed from a single central point such as your existing server. This is extremely useful because there are an ever-growing number of multiple stacking technologies, such as PCs, Macs, Laptops, Servers, Intranets, Cloud Applications, Web sites, etc., which are now managed, provisioned, and de-provisioned from a single central point. As technology expands in your business, options like these simplify allowing your team to focus on productivity.