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Single sign-on for all your apps

Simplify access to your software as a service (SaaS) apps, cloud apps, or on-premises apps from anywhere with single sign-on (SSO).

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What is single sign-on?

With SSO, your teams can use just one set of login credentials to conveniently access all their apps. No more memorizing multiple credentials or reusing passwords.
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What single sign-on provides

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Streamlined sign-in experiences

Provide a superior sign-in experience by reducing or eliminating sign-in prompts.

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Increased employee productivity

Simplify access and app discovery with a one-click, centralized app-launching experience.

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Enhanced security

Reduce the reuse of usernames and passwords across apps to help minimize the risk of breaches.

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Increased IT efficiency

Centralize user account management and automatically add or remove user access across apps based on group membership or roles.

Single sign-on with Azure AD

Enabling SSO with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) means users can sign-in once to access their Microsoft apps and other cloud, SaaS, and on-premises apps with the same credential.

Single sign-on methods

Choose an SSO method based on how your application is configured for authentication.

Preintegrated single sign-on apps

Use our prebuilt integrations to connect to your cloud-enabled SaaS apps such as ServiceNow, Workday, and Box.

OpenID Connect single sign-on

Use OpenID Connect and OAuth for SSO when developing a new app.

SAML single sign-on

Choose SAML whenever possible for existing apps that do not use OpenID Connect or OAuth.

Single sign-on for on-premises apps

Use Azure AD Application Proxy to provide SSO for on-premises apps that use authentication methods such a header-based sign-on or Integrated Windows Authentication.

Take a deep dive into using single sign-on with Azure AD

Additional SSO resources

Basics of single sign-on

Discover how single SSO authentication systems work.

Single sign-on deployment guide

See step-by-step guides for configuring and deploying SSO with Azure AD.

Single sign-on best practices

Get recommendations for managing applications and SSO with Azure AD.

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