JOSSO, or Java Open Single Sign-On, is an open source Internet SSO solution for rapid and standards-based Internet-scale Single Sign-On implementations, allowing secure Internet access to the Web-based applications or services of customers, suppliers, and business partners.
With Single Sign-On (SSO), access to multiple applications and services that are related (yet independent of one another) can be achieved without requiring multiple authentications by the user. By logging in just once, the user gains access to all the applications – saving time and avoiding the inconvenience of logging in to each separately. JOSSO accomplishes this with ease.
In most cases, deploying an SSO solution means investing some pretty significant resources for SSO-enabling business applications and the set-up of authoritative sources of identity data. With JOSSO things are different. Through its agent architecture, JOSSO enables these capabilities transparently, making integration so simple it’s practically non-existent. In most cases, it won’t even require an application build. And third-party applications – whose source code might not be available – can be SSO-enabled just as if they were in-house applications.
The benefits of JOSSO are the following:
- Happier users with no security comprises
- Guaranteed interoperability
- Short learning curve and decreased maintenance costs
- Low time-to-market and cost
- Leverage existing computing infrastructure
- No vendor lock-in
- Full control of your identity and access management logic
- No need to implement business-specific authorization logic
- Centralize user authentication services
- Removes the need to implement user self-services functionality within business applications
- Guaranteed implementations
- Dramatically Lower Cost