SSO is a user authentication service that permits a Wellable participant to access their Wellable account from their employer's intranet without having to sign in. SSO offers a number of benefits for the employer and employee.
Access Wellable without reentering a username and password
Auto-sync with an employee roster or active directory
Centralized authentication mechanism protects user information
SSO eliminates credential reauthentication, which is a fancy way of saying that employees do not need to sign in multiple times. Once an employee is signed in to the company's intranet, they will be able to access their Wellable account without being required to enter their username and password. This streamlines the user experience, making the program even more enjoyable and user-friendly.
Part of an SSO project will include having Wellable auto-sync with an employee roster or active directory. This eliminates the need for an employer to manually add and remove users to keep the user accounts in Wellable aligned with the current employee base. When a new employee is hired, Wellable will automatically create a user account and send a welcome email to the employee, making sure they are aware of and engage in the program as soon as possible.
Users credentials (i.e., username and password) are provided directly to the central SSO server, not to Wellable. Therefore, the credentials cannot be cached by the service. The central authentication point (the SSO service) limits the possibility of phishing. SSO also allows employees to remember a single password, making it easier to encourage the use of strong passwords and to keep those passwords confidential.