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What is Single Sign-On (SSO)?

The IT Central Station community agrees that the two most necessary requirements of single sign-on solution are security and widespread usability. Users said the solution should support SSPI (Security Support Provider Interface), computer network authentication protocols such as Kerberos, and PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules) like OAuth 2.0, along with lightweight directory access protocol applications.


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CA Technologies
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Sr. Manager at Duroob
Dec 15 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it meets the requirements of the customer. You have a lot of features in the product. Every product has them, but the question is, are these products going to meet the requirement of the customer? Because, if... more»

How has it helped my organization?

If I describe what actually happened, a little bit of the business case, that will help you to understand what it was like. The customer is the kind of customer that really doesn't want to share anything. When a person joins that... more»

What needs improvement?

I think the future release is, if you ask me, I think they have done a lot in the new release, especially the front end. The front end was not as good. CA did a good job in doing it, especially when I look at the new identity suite. They have... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Design Engineer 5
Dec 07 2017

What is most valuable?

Right now, federation that comes out-of-the-box with single sign-on is the most valuable feature that we have, and also scalability.

How has it helped my organization?

It is a simple solution to implement, and it provides additional flexibility.

What needs improvement?

Better documentation. I went through some sessions on single sign-on for version 12.7. Whatever features we are looking for from a REST API perspective, they will be there. So far, it is good. We have to implement it, and figure out what is... more»
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CA Technologies
Anonymous avatar x80
Consultant
Software Engineering Consultant at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 30 2017

What is most valuable?

As our identity model continues to mature, probably the Federation is most valueable. In IT, you're seeing a large shift to the cloud, and to using software as a service applications and, because of that, you still need to be able to securely... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It allows us to get, again, both externally hosted and internally hosted web applications up and running using centralized credentials in short order. It makes it easy.

What needs improvement?

I've talked to them about this: I'd like to see a rework of the user directory configuration. In Single Sign On, whenever you set up a new user directory, there is a pretty specific number of hoops that you have to jump through in order to... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Assistant Director of Application Administration at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 06 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it takes a lot of the logic for authentication and authorization out of the hands of your application and moves it into a centralized framework. Once we have our authentication and authorization policies set,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has reduced developer costs; we get some of that back. Before, when we used a tool that was engineered in-house, it still required a lot of developer resources. Every time we created a new application, it needed to integrate into our... more»

What needs improvement?

One thing that we found a little difficult, was the default functionality to understand error messages coming back from a directory. You had to either use an add-on product or an advanced password service or perhaps change components within... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Manager with 10,001+ employees
Jan 07 2018

What is most valuable?

Federation, for sure, because we have a lot of third-party vendors that we need to integrate with, and this is a turnkey solution in some ways. The Directory is secure. It's our user store, and it's important to keep our members safe. The... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It keeps our members safe, that's a benefit for us. It's important.

What needs improvement?

I think they need to integrate some of the newer types of authentication into the product. I'm not seeing the innovation when it comes to biometrics in the product. Also, easier integration with third-party partners to OpenID Connect because... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Security Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 28 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it's a rock-solid enterprise solution. It's the de facto standard. It works. It does what we need it to do in those circumstances, and it does it at scale.

How has it helped my organization?

It presents a standard pattern for people to secure their applications. In that regard, along with the tooling that we've built around the product, but the product itself as well facilitates app teams being able to do their application... more»

What needs improvement?

I think our questions, from me and our team, relate potentially to other products in the CA portfolio. There are other things such as strong authentication, risk-based authentication, and especially API management, which all represent a... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Infrastructure Specialist at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jul 17 2017

What is most valuable?

Single Sign-On functionality is valuable because the core purpose of the product is to allow universal (or bespoke) SSO for application suites. These are heavily customizable and can fully integrate with in-house provisioning systems.

How has it helped my organization?

Allows users to use a single password across a set of multi-tenant application suites. This would have otherwise required 50-100 unique passwords per application. This allows the user to inject a centralized password (a.k.a. authentication... more»

What needs improvement?

The profiling element is incredibly robust, but also equally as complex, it requires an off-site course to be able to understand the context or the plethora of options available. The majority of the "IMS profiles" we use are too dangerous to... more»
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CA Technologies
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Real User
Consulting Systems Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 30 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is being able to debug problems, even though it can be a little bit complex and you have to know quite a bit to be able to dig around, root around, and figure out what the problem is. But I think getting into it,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It definitely makes customers' or users' lives easier. People don't really appreciate it until they don't have it. Once everyone has SSO, if you took it away, they'd say something like, "Oh my God. I've got to put my password in every single... more»

What needs improvement?

* I would like to have a really simple interface; a more modernesque, cloud-based interface, with dynamic real-time information on the various configurations or object configuration points that associate with the applications. * Ease-of-use *... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Solution Architect Lead at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 01 2016

What is most valuable?

WebSEAL is a reverse proxy web server that performs authentication and authorizations. It is similar to CA SiteMinder Secure Proxy Server. The advantage of WebSEAL is that WebSEAL supports SPNEGO protocol and Kerberos authentication to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The combination of TAM with IDM in IBM Tivoli Identity Manager helped us to realize robust and secure authentication infrastructure in accordance with industry regulations and laws. * Providing centralized authentication authority and enforce... more»

What needs improvement?

Due to a constraint of the built-in browser in a Handy phone (called NTT i-Mode), the former version of TAM could not be used in the Japan market. The issue was resolved by the decline of Japan-specific Handy phones. Cookies were not... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
System Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Nov 21 2017

What is most valuable?

* Sharing passwords * Deactivating users * Controlling company logins * Import existing credentials from different file formats.

How has it helped my organization?

Off-boarding of people is easy without changing shared account passwords. Sharing Passwords with new employees for quick onboardings.

What needs improvement?

There is no group inheritance. The management through the plugin is poor. It consumes tons of client resources especially as an administrator. The plugin crashes from time to time. URL recognition is difficult especially when adding new... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
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Real User
Sr Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 24 2017

What is most valuable?

It provides the breadth and the width to provide solutions for the different kinds of technologies which we have. Stability is the most important thing for us. It just allows the user a simple, one way of authenticating. They really made life simple for the user and and the user experience has improved. The user doesn't have to memorize and retain many... more»

What needs improvement?

As we are moving in to the mobility space, this is where we really see SiteMinder and their other product really come together to provide a solution base to a different area where the IoT is coming, the different business communications are happening. All of those things require authentication and we really want to see this product grow into that role.
Ca2
CA Technologies
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Security Architect And Managing Director at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 07 2016

What is most valuable?

SSO provides out-of-the-box authentication for the majority of the apps; and it provides a holistic solution for the company. Right now, we are using an on-premise solution. If we want to move to the Cloud, CA has that solution as well. So... more»

How has it helped my organization?

SSO has impacted security on the whole. It has provided a very good user experience. We have recently moved from an experience in which users had to log in multiple times. Now they love it because they don't even have to have a log in because... more»

What needs improvement?

CA has come up with and has talked about Cloud-based solutions. I would like to see more mature ideas than what they're providing. I'm sure they have that on their roadmap. There are certain integration points that can be leveraged and made... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Security Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 02 2018

What is most valuable?

Simplifying the user experience. We use a lot of integrated Windows authentication with it. All of our applications get a point, click, and you are in, while we increase security at the same time.

How has it helped my organization?

People do not have to remember 35 to 40 usernames and passwords. They have a link to go to their page that they need to work on, and it is there. It knows it is them. If we lose an employee, they no longer can sign in from anywhere in the... more»

What needs improvement?

I would prefer to see their SAML integration be a more streamlined and easier interface, more like PingFederate's interface. Their product works just as well for that use case, but we do not use it, because it is a much larger learning curve... more»
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Keeper
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Real User
Insurance Agent at a insurance company with 11-50 employees
Aug 24 2017

What is most valuable?

We can access our sign-ins and passwords on up to five devices per user. This means I can access a given site and my login and password for that site from my home and office computers as well as my phone and iPad. We can share passwords and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I personally add fields and save contact phone numbers or agency codes which I now can access wherever I am. I used to have to wait until I got to the office to get a password or some key information. It has saved me trips. We have 16 people... more»

What needs improvement?

I am very satisfied with the current features. They could possibly add a pre-designed contact feature that would work similar to a cell phone contact feature. The information that I need along with the web address and the passwords is often... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
Anonymous avatar x80
Consultant
Information Security Consultant at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 18 2016

What is most valuable?

There are a few valuable features in this product, such as single sign-on and web access management. Centralized control to enforce security for the entire enterprise and complete visibility of the policies which we implement for most of the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It improves the working of our organization in the way that it secures most of the web applications or mobile applications. In addition, we don't have to depend on any other application teams to do any custom coding, as such.

What needs improvement?

Some of the features need to be improved. For example, the Federation feature. CA SSO is getting into that space and can definitely do better than the other products that are available. It doesn't have a lot of features. I think there is some... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Director of Project Management at a local government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 01 2016

What is most valuable?

The biggest value for us is being able to use SSO as a service that we can expose to all of our customers. For all of our customers, the idea is to have a single sign on where one account is created to access all of our systems.

How has it helped my organization?

It really improved the speed to market from account creation through provisioning, and onboarding. That's really one of the biggest advantages. Also, as users move from system to system, their account access follows them through it; so you... more»

What needs improvement?

I'm not sure that it needs to do any more than it already does. I think as a solution, SSO works pretty well out of the box today. Out-of-the-box integration with other products would be an improvement, like the API Gateway; how we use the... more»
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Real User
Senior Consultant at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 31 2017

What is most valuable?

One of the most valuable features is the simple FSSO (Fortinet Single Sign-On) configuration that helps to manage user-based security rules. It is a cool security product. It's easy to use, implement and maintain, but there is room for... more»

How has it helped my organization?

When we came across access management, we required several technical features to help manage user access to critical systems and remote access. That’s why we always go for a SSO two-factor authentication server. FortiAuthenticator is a bundle... more»

What needs improvement?

The GUI is not fancy enough and some of the settings are difficult to access. Part of the configuration has to be done by CLI, which is not friendly for security administrators. Integration with other firewalls may not be as good as expected.
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Iam Security Architect & Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jan 31 2017

What is most valuable?

A number of new features, such as application firewall and load balancer, were added to this solution. These features are no longer available as a software version, but only as an appliance (virtual or hard). The same appliance firmware... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It acts as a reverse proxy, a single point for authentication and authorization. Advanced access control introduces adaptive or risk-based authentication. Federation makes it possible to federate using SAML and OAuth.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see the possibility to administer the appliances from one “master” appliance, instead of having to log in to each particular appliance. If you have for example 4 appliances, two act as reverse proxy and two as master... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Security Compliance Specialist at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 01 2016

What is most valuable?

The flexibility; the multiple authentication schemes you can use; and the fact that you can use SiteMinder single sign-on to protect web services and web applications. Customer support has been great too. CA has been good with my questions,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We're able to have one single centralized way of logging in when you have shared sessions across all applications. It's flexible enough to have our two factor off implementation with it. It just makes things really easy for our users, both... more»

What needs improvement?

Like I said, it's pretty flexible. I mean it's met every one of our needs so far. We're currently looking to find ways of using the same authentication, which we've never actually used in it yet. We're working with other companies now to... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
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Real User
Security Architect at Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Jan 03 2018

What is most valuable?

We use it on the agent model, and we have a lot of capabilities which we leverage to do it on the different apps, so critical apps are protected better. And we do step up using this, but we are looking at other products now to do the advanced... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I think Single Sign-On helps a lot. If you look at our organization, and really all financial institutions, we have a lot of legacy apps. So it really helps to get Single Sign-On.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see a move towards the newer technologies, which is what we are doing right now. I think that's in the roadmap that's coming, in the 12.8 and 14 releases, but we would like to have it sooner than later.
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