single sign-on

A method of account authentication that allows a person to log in once and be granted access to several systems within the enterprise.

IT Asset Management supports integration with a variety of tools ("identity providers") that allow for single sign-on. The requirement is that the identity providers must comply with the SAML 2.0 standard. For more information, see the Authentication chapter in the IT Asset Management System Reference PDF, available at

The Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) also allows for federated authentication, which means the sharing of identities between separate enterprises. A widely-known example is using your Google or Facebook account to authenticate access to a separate application, such as a diary. However, within IT Asset Management, we are concerned only with the subset of functionality that is single sign-on within your enterprise.
Tip: A limitation of the underlying library (Kentor.AuthServices) means that SAML authentication for IT Asset Management cannot support Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS).

IT Asset Management (Cloud)