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In today's interconnected digital landscape, users interact with an ever-expanding array of applications and services, each requiring separate credentials for access. This not only leads to password fatigue but also creates security vulnerabilities. Enter Single Sign-On (SSO) – a powerful authentication solution that revolutionizes the way users access resources while enhancing overall security.


"Mastering SSO" is your definitive guide to understanding and implementing Single Sign-On for seamless authentication and enhanced user experiences. Authored by industry-leading experts, this comprehensive book equips IT professionals, developers, and businesses with the knowledge and tools to streamline access while safeguarding sensitive data.

Mastering SSO

  • 1.Understanding Single Sign-On (SSO)
    1.1.What is Single Sign-On?
    1.2.Advantages and Benefits of SSO
    1.3.SSO Implementation Use Cases
    1.4.SSO Architecture and Components

    2.SSO Protocols and Standards
    2.1.SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language)
    2.2.OpenID Connect
    2.5.Other SSO Protocols

    3.SSO Infrastructure and Components
    3.1.Identity Providers (IdPs)
    3.2.Service Providers (SPs)
    3.3.Identity Federation
    3.4.User Stores and Directories
    3.5.Attribute Providers
    3.6.Identity Brokers

    4.Implementing SSO with SAML
    4.1.SAML Overview
    4.2.SAML Roles and Entities
    4.3.SAML Assertions
    4.4.SAML Metadata
    4.5.Configuring SSO with SAML
    4.6.Troubleshooting SAML-based SSO

    5.Implementing SSO with OpenID Connect and OAuth
    5.1.OpenID Connect Overview
    5.2.OAuth Overview
    5.3.OpenID Connect vs. OAuth
    5.4.Configuring SSO with OpenID Connect and OAuth
    5.5.Troubleshooting OpenID Connect and OAuth-based SSO

    6.SSO Integration Patterns and Best Practices
    6.1.IdP-Initiated SSO
    6.2.SP-Initiated SSO
    6.3.Identity Federation Patterns
    6.4.Identity Brokering Patterns
    6.5.SSO and Mobile Applications
    6.6.SSO and Web Services

    7.Advanced SSO Concepts and Techniques
    7.1.Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) in SSO
    7.2.Single Logout
    7.3.SSO Session Management
    7.4.SSO and Cross-Domain Authentication
    7.5.SSO and Security Considerations
    7.6.SSO and Compliance Regulations

    8.SSO in Cloud Environments
    8.1.SSO in Cloud Applications
    8.2.Federated SSO with Cloud Service Providers
    8.3.Identity as a Service (IDaaS)
    8.4.SSO and Hybrid Cloud Deployments

    9.Troubleshooting and Performance Optimization
    9.1.Troubleshooting SSO Issues
    9.2.Monitoring and Logging in SSO
    9.3.Performance Optimization Techniques
    9.4.SSO and Scalability Considerations

    10.Future Trends and Innovations in SSO
    10.1.Passwordless Authentication
    10.2.Adaptive Authentication
    10.3.SSO and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
    10.4.Blockchain-based SSO
    10.5.SSO and Zero Trust Security

    11.1.SSO Vendor Comparison
    11.2.Sample SSO Implementations
    11.3.SSO Case Studies
    11.4.About the author

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