Single sign-on: Save time and work more efficiently

Thursday, May 23, 2019

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 userid@uwaterloo.ca 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, helpdesk@uwaterloo.ca or ext. 44357. 

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