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Case Study – Google Apps Password Sync – LDAP Single Sign On (SSO)

An SSO Easy client, In a representative case study, recently implemented Google Apps Single Sign On, using the EasyConnect single sign on solution from SSO Easy.

The client utilized one of several implementation options which are available for this SSO use case when using EasyConnect.  Specifically, this client leveraged the optional LDAP Password Sync solution approach.  With this solution option, the Google Apps customer was able to leverage existing LDAP login credentials for gaining seamless single sign on to Google Apps.  The client was able to enable browser-based Google Apps SSO, and also enabled integrated Google Apps SSO access for Mobile users, and from IMAP / POP3 email clients.  This was all done while leveraging the one LDAP password though a sync approach.

Security was improved through centralized use of AD passwords.  Technical support was simplified, and cost were reduced.  Google Apps users benefited with an enhanced user experience.  User productivity increased as a result.    

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Tags: Google Apps Directory Sync, Google Apps LDAP Password Sync, Google Apps LDAP Sync, Google Apps SSO LDAP, Google LDAP Sync

Google Apps – Password Sync — LDAP or Active Directory — SSO Easy

Since SAML (what Google uses for SSO) needs a browser in order function properly, alternative clients such as mobile devices can’t leverage SAML SSO.  Therefore, traditional authentication mechanisms (e.g. user idpassword) are required.  This becomes a challenge when SSO is enabled within Google because password management by the user within the web UI is disabled. 

To allow access for alternative clients, a password needs to be created in Google Apps. 

SSO Easy has two options available through its EasyConnect Single Sign On solution for doing this:

1)  Allow the user to set a password in Google

 

The Google Password Updater will allow the user to create a “set and forget” password  in Google (an alternative option is to have the Google Password Updater generate a mixed-case alphanumeric random password of a configurable length and strength on behalf of the user).  This password is then pushed to Google via the Google API.  This method eases password resets for users – they can simply generate a new password at any time in a self-service model.

2)  Synchronize AD passwords with Google

When a user goes through the SSO process to access the web based Google Apps, their Active Directory / AD or LDAP password will automatically be sync with Google.

 

Tags: Google Apps Active Directory Sync, Google Apps LDAP Sync, Google Apps Password Sync, Google LDAP Sync, Google Password Sync

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