Introduction to WSSO for legacy applications
What is WSSO for legacy applications?
Nowadays, it's very common to have a mix of different technologies and products to deliver information to customers, providers or internal users.
With Soffid IAM you can get the same user and password for every application, but the user still needs to identify itself each time a context switch is done. This can be leveraged by using Enterprise Single Sign-On technologies just like Soffid ESSO, but Enterprise Single Sign-On technologies requires to have a big degree of control onto the devices that are likely to use those services.
While this is suitable for internal users, this requirement cannot be met on customers and usually providers.
In order to achieve this single sign on behaviour, Soffid Federatoin Services can offer identify do this job. On your application side, the application server must be ready to act as a SAML service provider.
Unfortunately, most applications don't support SAML. Soffid Web Single Sign On (from now on WSSO) is a new layer of extra security that can be put over your legacy applications that don't support SAML authentication protocol, and can act as a credential broker in order to authenticate the user to the legacy application based on a SAML token