Single sign-on (SSO) is a term that refers to logging in once to access multiple systems without having to log in over and over again into each system. You may log in to our SSO system using your NetID.
How does it work?
When you log into a system using single sign-on, a “session” is created and you are automatically able to log into other SSO-enabled systems without having to provide your username and password again. As long as your session is valid, you may pass between systems without having to log in again. After a certain amount of time your session automatically expires to help keep your data secure.
Applications that are built or modified to use this technology will first check to see if you have a valid session. If not, you will be asked to log in. Once you log in successfully, you are redirected back to the application. At this point you have a valid session and can visit other compatible applications without having to log in again. Future applications will be configured or modified to adopt this philosophy.
It is important to note that for security reasons, users must remember to log out and close the browser window when finished using a single sign-on system.