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Single sign-on: Jagged Little Pill

Monday, May 31 at 02:30 PM - Room 1120, Desmarais Hall

From a technical- and security-based perspective, single sign-on (SSO) is a piece of technology that promises ease of administration, reduced duplication of IDs and enhanced security. Our clients cry out to reduce the number of user names and passwords ... but is it really what they want? When linking multiple services under the same SSO token, we need to add more restrictions on passwords, timeouts, etc. Integration into the SSO system is not a free ride. Is it worth it? Queen's has implemented single sign-on technology and is slowly rolling it out over many services. During this time we have seen the good, the bad and the ugly on bringing this system to the campus. Join us as we discuss how we brought SSO technology to Queen's, what we've done so far, and what the reactions on campus have been to the service.

Presented by:
Rich Smith, Queen's University