by Craig Campbell 0 Comments

Forget the Race Against Time: Leverage the Power of Single Sign-On and a Shared Desktop

Technology overload is a growing problem for many employees. According to a report from RingCentral, employees use an average of four apps just for communication, and more than half of workers toggle between apps up to 10 times an hour.

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Tags: Authentication Security, SSO, Password Security, stronger security, Jump Page, improve usability and productivity, efficiency, Scooch, shared desktop

by Gregg Browinski 0 Comments

The Perilous Quest to Lockdown the Cookie Jar

Even in 2020, many people are unaware that Google's Chrome browser is actually based on an open source project named Chromium. Chromium is an impressive amalgamation of world-class engineers and developers, a fact which has contributed to its success, which, at nearly a 60% market share, is the most popular web browser in the world.

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Tags: #security, SSO, Single Sign-On, cookies, Chromium, cross-site request forgery, CSRF

by Gregg Browinski 0 Comments

PortalGuard vs. Microsoft Azure AD: A Direct Comparison

When it comes to purchases or big decisions, there is no shortage of quotes, quips and clichés. "You get what you pay for", "there's no free lunch" and "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is". Any decision takes careful research and Identity Management decisions are among the most crucial that a business can make. Previous blog posts examined hidden costs for Microsoft ADFS and made...

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Tags: 2FA, MFA, Microsoft, Multi-Factor Authentication, SSO, Self-Service Password Reset, Single Sign-On (SSO), SSPR, Two-Factor Authentication, Custom Branding

by Christopher Perry 0 Comments

Keeping Our Customers Happy with HappyFox

Customer support is pivotal in every vertical for a simple reason: customers keep companies alive.  Existing customers provide feedback, revenue flow, and even referral business for a given company.  This only remains true if customers are happy and cared for throughout the lifetime of the partnership. Elite and dedicated customer support drives customer relationships and enables companies to...

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Tags: Authentication Security, contextual authentication, #deployment, HelpDesk, IT Security, MFA, Multi-Factor Authentication, SSO, Password Security, privacy, Self-Service Password Reset, SSPR, support, Two-Factor Authentication, PortalGuard Authentication Provider

by BIO-key Team 0 Comments

City of Sacramento Case Study

California’s state capital of Sacramento is a city rich in history, with a population over 500,000 and growing. The city is the core cultural and economic center of the Sacramento metropolitan area, which serves seven counties with an estimated population of 2.7 million people.

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Tags: Authentication Security, SSO, Password Security, SSPR, Two-Factor Authentication, case study

by Gregg Browinski 0 Comments

Three Ways PortalGuard Is Serving Up A Competitive Advantage

There are numerous options for Identity Management and Authentication software in today's market. The wealth of information available from vendors provides ample resources for self-guided research, but it also makes it difficult to separate marketing messaging from the explicit answers you need to evaluate and make an informed decision. This post side-steps any feature/functionality checklists...

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Tags: Authentication, #deployment, identity management, SSO, Single Sign-On (SSO), tailored authentication, Licensing

by Abbey Freeman 0 Comments

Why Students Prefer SSO and Self-Service Password Reset

In today’s digital age, students need more than the recommended books, a pen and a notebook to be successful. Expensive software, online resources, group chats and a variety of apps are now commonplace in the classroom. While this technology can enhance learning, it does come with its own set of challenges. Simply trying to remember and create all of the passwords needed for multiple required...

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Tags: help desk support, higher education, SSO, Self-Service Password Reset, Single Sign-On, Single Sign-On (SSO), Students, case study

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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Tags: 2FA, #applications, MFA, Multi-Factor Authentication, PortalGuard, SSO, PortalGuard Update, Self-Service Password Reset, Single Sign-On (SSO), SSPR, Two-Factor Authentication, metadata, metadata clients, InCommon Federation, InCommon Metadata Synchronization Support, PortalGuard Service Provider

Importance of Third-Party Testing and Verification

All companies that create software necessarily do varying degrees of internal testing. There are numerous types of which can include: unit, system or "end-to-end", regression, performance, load or "stress", accessibility and security. Yes, that is a LOT and it's only a sample! Having a dedicated team of specialists for this purpose is ideal, but anyone that works with the same product daily is...

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Tags: Press Release, software as a service, Software Security Testing, SSO, Static Binary Analysis, static password, usability, User Experience, Veracode, Application Security Testing, Password Management, #phishing, PortalGuard Configuration, PortalGuard for Education, PortalGuard Update, Service Provider, Single Sign-On (SSO), SSPR, Stand your Ground, tech support, updates, PortalGuard Service Provider, veracode verified, "static" analysis, Spoofing, Probabilistic Techniques, Exploitation of Authentication, Manual Penetration Testing, Dynamic Link Libraries, Abuse of Functionality, Exploitation of Trust, Data Structure Attacks

Ask Christopher - Importance of a Test Server

Managing solutions and the various resources allocated to those solutions is a nightmare.  Tacking a test or development environment is just another hassle, right?  However, start thinking about the potential fallout from simple human error when vetting hasn’t been completed properly.  It’s easy to see the benefits to setting up those environments.

This quarter, the most common question to...

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Tags: 2FA, #deployment, MFA, Multi-Factor Authentication, PortalGuard, SSO, PortalGuard for Education, Self-Service Password Reset, Single Sign-On (SSO), SSPR, Two-Factor Authentication, upgrades, updating software, test server, production, testing before deployment, development server, testing environment, administrator