Service Gateway – SSO For Your Enterprise Portal
When you use SSO, you want a Login Page
that works with your organization model. You also need an application that is easy for you to access when you want it. This means that you want an application that may be customized and built around your business model and SSO. Service Gateway has these two things.
When you use SSO, it is quite important to get a login page that works as you expect. If you’re using the service portal property to automatically redirect users to their main Identity Provider, Service Gateway will automatically redirect them to this Identity Provider. But when you have multiple Identity Providers, Service Gateway displays a link in your login page to’Use external login‘.
The main reason I mention this connection is since Service Gateway provides this connection so that if your customers enter their login information in the portal they can just click on this hyperlink. It is going to subsequently send them to their own main Identity Provider. This saves them having to go through the lengthy process of receiving their login information manually into the portal. Service Gateway’s answer for this problem is to redirect the clients for their outside provider.
The next great feature of Service Gateway is its ability to manage your password storage. Since your service is about security and identity then it needs to be simple to deal with your password. Service Gateway utilizes its inbuilt password management application. If your password becomes compromised it will be flashed and you’ll have a safe password again.
A number of the password management applications offered by Service Gateway include the capability to configure your password as you wish, you may even set the password for your user login and then place the password for this user login. If your password becomes compromised along with an individual gets your Service Gateway website using their login info which password will be instantly reset.
All of these features make Service Gateway very easy to use and configure. There are a lot of different features but those mentioned here are what I feel are the best.
The downside to the system is that so long as you get a password and username setup then your site will be able to be accessed using your own username and password. There are a few different options such as allowing people to have access to your website with an IP address or even allowing them to sign in using a social security number.
Many of the other sites like to charge you some kind of subscription fee when you get access for their support gateways. You really have to do a bit of research on your own to find out which ones are worth your while. Most of them really are a very low cost and affordable for all companies.
I would also recommend checking the reviews on these sites to learn what others consider the services. I personally do not use any of the paid ones since they all seem very similar.