Today is the inaugural Identity Management Day, so DriveStrike is thrilled to announce new support for SAML 2.0. As a Service Provider (SP), DriveStrike will work with Identity Providers (IdP) to give account owners a more streamlined user experience.
SAML 2.0 is a secure Single Sign On (SSO) method that enables flexible and convenient user authentication. External identity management is becoming more popular as even more activities happen online and require credentialed access. It is extremely useful for business administrators who need to access several different web accounts in a given day. Instead of needing to log in separately to each site, SSO provides access through one set of credentials. Once a user is authenticated to their IdP, they can access any of their accounts configured with SAML.
By enabling SAML, DriveStrike users shift the responsibility for user identity management to an external IdP. This IdP is then what DriveStrike account owners will use to provision or decommission DriveStrike users, manage roles, and access DriveStrike features. DriveStrike users will also use the IdP to manage two-factor authentication and other types of advanced authentication methods.
Once SAML is enabled on a DriveStrike account, there will be two tables of users — users created in DriveStrike before SAML was enabled, and new users provisioned through the IdP. Although they will be displayed in a separate table, SAML users will function just like normal DriveStrike users once they have been authenticated through the IdP. To avoid complications with configuration or IdP access, DriveStrike requires that at least one non-SAML Administrator exists at all times. For further security, only non-SAML users can modify the SAML configuration in DriveStrike.
Identity management is an important part of our increasingly digital world. SAML 2.0 provides a needed balance between digital security and user convenience, and DriveStrike is excited to offer this functionality to help increase access security while streamlining user management.
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