The Gemmantics Single sign-on solution provides a secure, scalable, and cross-platform authentication of users and services. A user (or service) authenticates only ones (log in) and has full access to all relevant services. Such an approach becomes important in various cases, for example
- seamless integration of various operating systems such as Linux, MacOS X, or Windows,
- support of large number of clients, and
- increasing of IT security.
Security and Reliablity
The Single sign-on solution is based on Kerberos and LDAPS (secure LDAP). Kerberos increases the security enormous as it avoids sending passwords via network. LDAPS acts as a directory which provides the public user data. However, by applying LDAPS instead of LDAP only authorized clients / servers have access to the data.
All authentication services come with failover services to increase reliability.