Single sign-on is a process in which users log in once to an authentication provider that manages their user credentials.
Once logged in to that authentication provider, each subsequent log-in to an application that is connected to that provider is automatically handled by that system. This drastically reduces the number of times that users have to manually log in on a daily basis.
Implementing single sign-on in Assets Server can be beneficial for users who access Assets Server through various applications: Assets, the Brand portal, the Management Console, or Assets for InDesign. Using SSO, they only have to log in once.
Single sign-on can be implemented in Assets Server by using one the following authentication providers:
- Okta. See Implementing single sign-on in Assets Server using Okta.
- Amazon Cognito. See:
- Implementing single sign-on in Assets Server using Amazon Cognito
- Implementing single sign-on in Assets Server using Amazon Cognito with an external SAML identity provider
- AD FS. See Implementing single sign-on in Assets Server using AD FS. (Cannot be used when running Assets Server on our cloud platform Eos.)
For information about logging in using SSO, see the following articles:
- For Okta and Amazon Cognito:
- With InDesign: Assets for InDesign Quick Start
- 11 June 2021: Updated section 'Implementing SSO' with a note about using AD FS on Eos.