Integrated Windows Authentication is a Microsoft security product. When users login to a Windows desktop each morning, providing their ID and Password, Microsoft’s Integrated Windows Authentication security product helps to manage the process.
More and more Windows users are using Google Apps, and most organizations that are implementing Google Apps are also looking to provide support for Single Sign On (SSO) function to Google Apps for their users.
Adherence to the SAML 2.0 standards protocol is required by Google in order to facilitate support for SSO to Google Apps.
As an optional deployment solution, many organizations desire to leverage the security information that is captured by Microsoft’s Integrated Windows Authentication security product as the means by which they can trigger SSO for its users accessing Google Apps.