What is it? Single sign-on (SSO) provides a secure method of accessing multiple web-based systems and applications without being required to log into each one. Enter your credentials once and move seamlessly between supported applications.
Benefits of single sign-on: With single sign-on, users will authenticate once, saving time as they move more securely and efficiently between applications.
Starting a session: All University of Waterloo employees and students will enter their email@example.com address and WatIAM password when logging into an application that supports single sign-on.
Ending a session: Simply close your browser (all browser windows) to end your SSO session.
Want your application to support SSO? It must be using the Active Directory Federation Service (ADFS) first.
Need help moving to ADFS? Login and complete the service request form.
Already using ADFS? You're all set! Your application supports single sign-on.
Visit the Single Sign-on website to learn more about this service, discover which applications are supporting SSO, and explore help resources, https://uwaterloo.ca/single-sign-on.
Questions or concerns? Please contact the IST Service Desk, firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 44357.