Many organizations throughout the world have implemented Google Apps. Analysts’ estimates indicate that countless more will deploy Google Apps in the coming years.
Two of the main goals associated with the deployment of Google Apps are:
- The desire to improve personal productivity of users, and
- The desire to improve collaboration among users, groups of users, and between business partners
Personal productivity and collaboration benefits can only be achieved if the Google Apps platform is easy to use, secure, and readily accessible. Single Sign On capability is needed in order to provide such seamless access and use of Google Apps.
Google requires the SAML 2.0 protocol in order for organizations to provide support for SSO to Google Apps.
For many organizations, the process of enabling support for SAML 2.0 based Single Sign On capability and access to Google Apps has resulted in a difficult, painful and costly effort.
In order for users, organizations, and the marketplace to realize the key intended benefits of Google Apps, the implementation of SAML 2.0 based SSO to Google Apps must become a fast, easy, low cost process for all organizations.