Single Sign-On (SSO) Certificates

Certificates for a Website vs. SSO for Identity Management, Access and Governance?

What role do Certificates play in securing a website or application?

Certificates provide an important role for Websites, Single Sign-On (SSO) and security in general. When using Single Sign-On, an organization can either be secure or be left wide open to attacks.
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What is covered in this tutorial?

  1. ) Typical Web site Certificates and how they work
  2. ) Certificates used by Single Sign-On (SSO) for Identity Access Management (IAM)
  3. ) Certificate Chaining
  4. ) What certificates are required for Single Sign-On (SSO)
  5. ) How load balancers effect the certificate chaining requirements
  6. ) Java Keytool & Keystore Best Practices
  7. ) What Certificate providers we recommend and why

Executive Summary

Vendors makes products that coordinate each other in a secure manner. These products use secure communications to “share” identity credentials with applications, cloud providers and so on within an organization. How and why is it different than a typical web site model? Certificates and chaining are the key to successful and secure deployments of IAM products. What are the possible scenarios involved for an organziation?

  • Could be issued by a Public Certificate Authority (CA)
  • Could be issued by a Private Certificate Authority (CA)
  • Could include Public and Private issued Certificates
  • Chaining is more inclusive without the clients and end users knowledge
  • Certificates provide secure communications for more than just web sites
IAM Governance Processes, Policies and Standards
IAM Governance Processes, Policies and Standards