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At Connecteam, we are committed to making your lives as easy as possible. A huge part of this goal is to provide you with a product that’s easy to use, saves time, and is completely secure.
We are excited to announce that from now on, your Connecteam system admins can sign in with your organization’s existing channels – such as Microsoft or Google via Microsoft Azure Active Directory.
By using Single Sign-On (SSO) integration with Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AD), your system admins can easily log in to the platform instead of using their mobile phone number, email, or password.
How to Set Up SSO
Your Connecteam system admins can now easily configure SSO by logging in to their admin dashboard with Active Directory Single sign-on (AD SSO).
You can set up SSO by taking the following steps:
- In your Connecteam admin dashboard, go to General Settings, followed by Security, and then toggle on the SSO option.
- Log in to your Azure portal: https://portal.azure.com.
- Go to the Azure Active Directory button on the side menu. Select App Registrations, followed by the New Registration option.
- Under the Name section, and enter a name of your choosing.
- Make sure that only the Accounts option in your directory is selected.
- Under the Redirect URI section, select “web” as the platform and paste the URL found in the Connecteam Security app tab.
- Select Register at the bottom.
At this point, you’ll be redirected to the registration screen of the app you just created. To finish configuring SSO, you will need to follow these final steps:
- Copy the Client ID from the registration screen and paste it into the Connecteam Security SSO settings.
- Go to Certificates and Secrets on the left side bar and select the option to create a new secret.
- Create your new client secret and select how many months you want the secret to expire. Click add.
A new secret will be generated, which you can copy and paste into the Connecteam Security SSO Settings. Please note that the first time you are setting up SSO, you will need to copy the client secret immediately, or it will be lost.
Once you are finished copying your client secret into the Connecteam Security Settings, make sure to save your changes. And that’s it! Your SSO setup is now complete and you can start using it to log into your Connecteam account.
What Is SSO?
Single Sign-On (SSO) is a centralized user authentication service that allows employees to log in to a system in one quick step with one set of credentials. SSO makes logging in both secure and straightforward.
It can be used to access applications like marketing tools, email, project management systems, analytical tools, and more.
Microsoft’s Azure Active Directory (AD) allows companies to require their admins to log in and authenticate via SSO. By using it, admins don’t need to use their mobile phone number, email, or password to log in to their dashboard.
The Benefits of Connecteam’s SSO Integration
Connecteam’s Single Sign-On integration with Azure AD brings a wide range of benefits to large businesses. Some of the key strengths include:
- Control: With this SSO integration, you can authenticate your users and control their access to Connecteam.
- Flexibility: Azure AD supports a variety of authentication protocols, making it easier to set different SSO methods, depending on the business domain.
- Simplicity: System admins don’t require a separate password to access Connecteam, which makes logging-in much simpler.
- Trust: This integration performs under industry-standard protocols, guaranteeing a secure authentication process.
Maximize Your Log-in Security With Connecteam & Microsoft Azure AD
Along with our latest addition, you can perform the following security measures:
- Activate two-factor authentication
- Log out admins if they are inactive
- Require admins to regularly reset their passwords
- Require users to take selfies when they log into the Kiosk app.
Connecteam is ISO 27001 certified and GDPR compliant. We always seek to improve security measures and support our customers’ compliance and privacy requirements.
Microsoft Azure Active Directory is the first service we’ve included in our platform that enables SSO. But we’ll add more popular services to the platform in the near future so that you can benefit from this capability, even without Azure Active Directory.
Click here for more information on how Connecteam keeps your organization’s data secure and private.