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.

FlexNet Manager Suite 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 FlexNet Manager Suite 2019 R1 System Reference PDF, available through the title page of online help.

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 FlexNet Manager Suite, we are concerned only with the subset of functionality that is single sign-on within your enterprise.