The new project: SSO v3
At Warwick we have had a web Single Sign On (SSO) system for a few years now. Not knowing our long term plans, we developed a simple but performant system that served at the time just a couple of applications we had on the web (SiteBuilder our CMS and our forums system).
Times have changed.
There are now the best part of 20 systems using our existing SSO system, everything from blogs to timetabling, printer credits to accommodation bookings. It works well and is easy to integrate with, but we are ready to move to the next level.
Why is it time to move on?
- Scalability and management of more client services and users
- Ability to federate identity to and from external partners
- Improve security
I've been working on this now for the last couple of months and it is almost ready. It should not affect most people except that you'll be presented with a different login screen which will most likely be a full screen rather than a popup.