The digital age has revolutionized the way we do business. Unfortunately, this digital revolution comes with a dark side. With the ever-evolving cybercrime landscape, we all need to stay ahead.
What is Single Sign-On?
With old building masses, aging infrastructures, incompatible components, and poorly maintained security, buildings are no exception.
We continue the work of increasing our customer's cybersecurity and reducing the potential attack threat. By investing heavily in security measures, we strive to build a safe user environment and keep protecting sensitive data. One of these significant steps is the Single Sign-On (SSO) update.
About the update
With one login for all products, we are reducing the number of passwords you have to manage. Since you also can enable multi-factor authentication, this provides greater login security.
1. Enterprise security
The need to raise the level of security is a response to the new security situation in Europe that has deteriorated in 2022. To reduce the attack surface, we have:
- Moved the authentication to an enterprise security level identity provider (ISO 27001 certified partner).
- Enabled Single Sign-On between all Kiona products, utilizing modern security protocols.
- Option to enable multi-factor authentication on all our products.
- Secured standardization of account management.
We have also moved our internal IT to an ISO 27001-certified partner and continue working on security strategies in development routines and other internal processes.
2. Usability and user experience
Introducing a single sign-on between all our products allows a greater usability experience. You can log in once with your e-mail and password and then freely navigate between the products without being challenged for user credentials again.
- You can also log in with your Microsoft 365 account and use your security policies for the entire organization, including multi-factor authentication and other security demands.
3. Existing user directory
Many of our customers have their own user directories, with thousands of users assigned permissions according to the company's organizational structure. To support this, you can now include federated domains.
- This allows users in the customer user directory to be identified using their existing credentials with our products.
- By delegating the user management to your identity management system, we ensure that you can keep following your existing security policies.
Want to know more about using your own user directory? Send us a message, and we'll help you get started.
How the new update works
When logging into one of our solutions, you will meet a new login page. Log in using your e-mail and password. You can also choose to log in with your Microsoft 365 account.
IWMAC users will be asked to add and verify their e-mail addresses. Follow the steps and use the "Forgotten password" option if needed.
Web Port users will have to download the latest version of Web Port. Get started by viewing our Zendesk-guide on how to implement Kiona identity.
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