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What Single Sign-on is

SSO (short for single sign-on) is a form of access control that allows a user to access several related systems with a single set of credentials.

SSO requires two parties: an identity provider and a service provider. An identity provider will authenticate a user and provide an authentication token to the service provider. A service provider provides services to an end-user and will typically not authenticate users but instead request authentication decisions from an identity provider.

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If you already use an identity provider, such as Active Directory, at your company then SSO can make authentication quicker and more secure for your business.

The SSO functionality within Trading Programs allows administrators to let team members access Trading Programs based on their session with an external identity provider.

With SSO, you can put the identity provider you already trust in charge of authentication, and team members can access Trading Programs without another password to manage.

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Trading Programs uses the secure and widely adopted industry standard Security Assertion Markup Language 2.0 (SAML 2.0), which means our implementation of SSO integrates easily with both Google G-suite and Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS).

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Enable’s system administrators can enable and disable the SSO mechanism, and they also can disable manual login, forcing users to navigate to their client-specific SSO login page.

Please note — when you log out of the external identity provider, you will also be logged out of Trading Programs.

The purpose of the following articles is to provide you with some technical instructions that will help walk you through the setting up process of Trading Programs with either ADFS or Google G-suite.

If you would like to find out more information about SSO, or have any queries, then please book an appointment with a member of our Customer Success team.

If you would like SSO enabled, please contact your Customer Success Manager.

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