That the cloud brings many benefits to a company is no secret. After all, in recent years, the whole world has been using this tool more and taking advantage of the increased productivity it provides. However, security can become a critical point in the cloud, with SSO being an important measure.

In this text we will discuss Single Sign-On (SSO) , showing how it helps with access and security when using ERP in the cloud. Good reading!

The use of Single Sign-On (SSO) for cloud ERP platforms

SSO is an authentication method that allows users to access multiple applications or systems with just one login credential . Instead of memorizing several passwords, you only need to provide credentials once.

This optimizes the user experience, reduces password overhead, and improves security as administrators can centrally monitor and control access. SSO is essential for efficient access management , facilitating the authentication and authorization process.

Cloud ERP Platforms and Access Challenges

The use of ERP in the cloud allows the company to access and manage its operations remotely , scalably and with less physical infrastructure . However, there are challenges , which include ensuring data security, internet connection reliability, and controlling who accesses resources and confidential information.

The growth of the use of cloud ERP in companies

According to the Flexera State of the Cloud Report 2021 survey, 92% of the organizations surveyed used multi-cloud, while 80% adopted the hybrid cloud. 

In recent years, the use of cloud ERPs by companies has shown exponential growth . According to Flexera's State of the Cloud Report 2021 , 92% of organizations surveyed used multi-cloud, while 80% adopted hybrid cloud.

This growth is due to the many benefits of the cloud, such as scalability, flexibility and cost savings. And the prediction is that this success will continue !

Challenges with authentication and password management in cloud ERP platforms

Protecting sensitive data and preventing breaches are critical concerns, after all, they directly affect your company's operations. Furthermore, ensuring proper authentication of users and devices is essential as it prevents unauthorized access.

With many cloud applications, it can be difficult to keep track of all the passwords used. Thus, it is ideal to have centralized and secure authentication , which efficiently manages credentials, identities and permissions, ensuring a secure and accessible environment in the cloud.

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Benefits of SSO for Cloud ERP Platforms

In this sense of providing security and ease of access, SSO brings some benefits when applied in the cloud. See some of the main ones:

Improved user experience

Single Sign-On (SSO) enhances the user experience by simplifying the authentication process , allowing users to avoid having to remember multiple passwords. With just one login credential, you can access multiple applications and systems.

Reduced security risks with strong, multi-factor authentication

Adopting strong, multi-factor authentication through SSO significantly reduces security risks. By combining different measures such as passwords, tokens, biometrics or other methods, users provide an additional layer of protection for their accesses.

This makes it difficult for attackers to get in, reducing the likelihood of unauthorized access to critical accounts and systems.

Efficiency in managing access and reducing support calls

SSO reduces support calls by eliminating the need to remember and manage multiple passwords for different applications, reducing lockouts due to forgotten or expired password issues. This eases the technical support burden, allowing them to focus on more complex and strategic issues.

Security and Privacy in SSO for Cloud ERP

In terms of security and privacy with SSO for your ERP in the cloud, a few points need to be highlighted. See the ones we selected below:

Protection of data and sensitive information of users

The protection of users' sensitive data when logging into a system is essential to ensure the privacy and security of personal information, such as credit card numbers. 

Without adequate protection, this information can be accessed by malicious individuals and used for illegal purposes , and SSO is an important measure to prevent this.

Use of cryptography and good security practices

SSO is encrypted, ensuring the security of data and access credentials. With the tool, authentication is performed in a centralized and secure environment, where login information is encrypted before being transmitted over the network .

Additionally, SSO adheres to good security practices such as multi-factor authentication and permissions management, ensuring that only authorized users have access to specific applications and data. These practices reinforce data protection and resource reliability.

Compliance with data security regulations and standards

SSO complies with the LGPD (General Data Protection Law) by implementing measures that guarantee the security and privacy of users' personal information.

As a business works with third-party information , it is essential to be more careful with sensitive information, with its leak being legally punishable.

Best Practices for Implementing SSO in Cloud ERP

SSO is a great tool to provide security and ease of access and authentication of data in your systems, but it must be implemented observing some points to get the best out of it. Here's what you should pay attention to:  

Assessment of authentication needs in the enterprise

First of all, you need to assess the level of need for authentication for your systems and data, analyzing how critical they are. This will help you better understand whether you need to combine SSO with other methods or whether it is sufficient on its own.

Choosing the Right SSO Solution for Cloud ERP

Despite having a specific function, SSO has different protocols , which can be used in different cases. To choose the most suitable solution, it is essential to know the possibilities, knowing how each one will operate in your ERP.


Configuration and integration

Careful configuration and integration of SSO is essential to ensure the security and efficiency of the system, after all, if done incorrectly, it can result in security vulnerabilities.

Proper incorporation with existing systems and applications ensures a consistent user experience , thus avoiding authentication conflicts.

Involvement and training of users in the new authentication system

As happens with any innovation implemented in a company, training is needed so that employees can work with it and enjoy its benefits. 

When users are not included in these changes, they may have difficulties in understanding their use, causing an opposite effect to the desired one in terms of productivity.

Ongoing monitoring of SSO and access security

As much as it is a very advanced and secure tool, for SSO the old adage is still valid: “prevention is better than cure”. It is essential to carry out continuous monitoring, ensuring that everything is working as expected.

Stay up-to-date with news and advances in SSO and cloud security

Technology doesn't stand still, and if we're talking about the cloud, security, and SSO, that's certainly notable. As time goes by, all these tools develop and adapt to new needs.

We emphasize that hackers also evolve their methods, and it is essential that cybersecurity can adapt to stop possible attacks . Always count on the best to ensure the safety of your business!

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You have certainly noticed that SSO is extremely useful for companies, giving a higher level of protection for applications and data. However, he also saw that its implementation can be more complex than it seems.

To make sure you are making the best use of the tool, the ideal is to have a partner who is an expert in cloud security and who really understands the subject. How about relying on Auto.Sky to implement SSO?

We are a company with experience in cloud solutions , ranging from migration to management. Speaking of solutions, get to know ours:

  • Auto.Sky Platform : migrates on-premise applications and data to the cloud, with fast and transparent scalability and pay-per-user.
  • Auto.Sky Services : solution to optimize the costs of those businesses that are already in the cloud, with support and management of environments and migration of workloads.
  • Auto.Sky Business One : performs the migration of SAP Business One to the cloud, with added Addons.

And if there's one thing we value, it's cybersecurity , applying measures such as encryption, user authentication, firewall and security backups.

Want to learn more about SSO or our cloud solutions? Talk to one of our specialists !

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Sky.One Team

This content was produced by SkyOne's team of cloud and digital transformation experts.