What is SSO?
Single Sign-On (SSO) is an authentication method used by companies to centrally manage employee access. Using an SSO identity provider, IT admins can control in one place who can access any services used by the company.
This is ideal for IT admins when onboarding new employees, as it provides them with instant access to multiple software services (avoiding the need to register new employees to these systems one by one). Off-boarding of employees is also simplified as you can revoke access from all systems in one place.
Employees also benefit as they can access all the programs they need by using just one set of credentials.
How does TravelPerk support SSO?
TravelPerk supports configuring SSO with your identity provider using the OAuth 2.0 and SAML 2.0 protocols.
OAuth 2.0 is a commonly used open standard for access delegation to server resources on behalf of a resource owner. It specifies a process for resource owners to authorize third-party access to their server resources without sharing their credentials. It was designed to work with HTTP protocol. You can find more information here.
If your company is using Azure or G Suite, you can set up SSO without needing assistance. Learn how to do so in this article: How can I set up SSO for my company?
SAML 2.0 is an XML-based open-standard data format for exchanging authentication and authorization data between identity providers and service providers. You can read more here.