Your Online Security is Important - Better Your Digital Profile

Strong online security is the white whale of the digital revolution.  With each step towards the final achievement, development and ingenuity necessitate that the individual takes two steps back.  One step to familiarize oneself with the new technology, and another to determine the best foot forward. It’s an inescapable fact that technology moves faster than most people. 

Rapid evolution isn’t...

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PortalGuard Now Offering InCommon Metadata Sync Support

PistolStar, Inc.’s flagship product PortalGuard has recently added InCommon Metadata synchronization support. The InCommon Federation is a conglomerate of schools, about 481 members, where members of these institutions can access applications that are created and hosted by other InCommon members. InCommon extends trust to its members, giving them access to applications they wouldn’t otherwise...

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SAML or CAS SSO - Which Industry Standard Protocol Should You Choose?

Industry standard protocols are the reason that Single Sign-On (SSO) is a popular topic throughout the tech industry.  SSO reduces login prompts for end-users while improving both usability and productivity. Without the use of industry-standard protocols, this entire process would be much more difficult to implement and manage.  However, it can often be difficult to decide which protocol to...

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SAML SSO Neck Tie

SAML SSO Neck Tie

That’s great, all your users are now being authenticated by the same user repository.  One account and one password for you to maintain for each employee is a great accomplishment.  The system is highly scalable and will allow your company to grow and add on hundreds, if not thousands, of new users effortlessly.  What you didn’t account for is that all those new users are...

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Smooth Surface SAML Single Sign-On

Have you ever watched closely as a duck moves across the water?  There is really no way to tell from pure observation how it’s getting from one location to another, but it sure is smooth and stealthy.  In the immortal words of Kris Kristofferson, from the 1978 film, CONVOY:

 

“My daddy always said to be just like a duck; stay smooth on the surface, and paddle like the devil underneath!”

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