Cloud single sign-on

Cloud single sign-on (SSO) is the Web Gateway service that allows end users in your organization to access cloud services and applications after providing credentials one time. The SSO service is implemented by the Single Sign On module.

In the context of cloud single sign-on, unless otherwise noted, the following terms are used as described here:

  • The term Service Provider refers to the organization that provides the cloud service or application.
  • The terms cloud service and cloud application are used interchangeably.
  • The term user refers to the end user in your organization who seeks access to cloud services and applications. Using the launchpad provided by Web Gateway, users submit credentials, open applications, and manage their accounts in the applications.
  • The term user interface refers to the Web Gateway user interface where administrators configure the SSO service.
  • The term custom connector refers to any cloud connector configured from a template. Web Gateway provides a range of connector templates. Some templates come with most, but not all, configuration built in. Other templates allow you to build cloud connectors from scratch.