Tech Tips: Single Sign-On

Submitted on: Wed, 12.17.2014 08:28pm - |

Both MITS Discover and MITS Report support single sign-on.
Here’s some information about what you can do with this feature and how to set it up.

What is it?
Single sign-on is a feature that allows a user to sign in to a third party software solution and be simultaneously logged into MITS.  It essentially allows a secure MITS login to occur in the background, without going through the standard login interface.

Why might I use it?
Single sign-on makes logging in easier for your users and customers since it requires one less username and password for them to remember.  As an example, one company that uses MITS Report also has a portal site their vendors use to manage their account.  By using single sign-on, the vendors can go into MITS Report and view inventory levels and other data without having to log in separately to both the vendor portal and MITS Report.

How do I set it up?
MITS Discover and MITS Report both use authentication tokens that are passed between the third party server and the MITS server to manage single sign-on.  You can find more specific information about how this works and how to implement this feature in this document.
 

If you have any questions about how single sign-on might benefit you, have any problems getting it set up, or would like to share how you’re using it at your company, please let us know at support@mits.com!