Preventing access for unauthorised users is an essential strategy to maintain the integrity of confidential and private data. Asking users to authenticate themselves using a credential that is unique or personal to them is now common practice.
Organisations need to maintain the security of their networks and the data they store. While their focus is often to prevent access from hackers who may want to steal data or disrupt operations, many organisations increasingly want to design their systems to only allow trusted users in.
Authenticating a user may allow access to an identified individual but once inside a network or a system, additional login credentials are required to authorise access to sensitive data. Using strong passwords or biometrics is a simple idea, but seamlessly integrating this into the login process has the most benefit to the user.
It is a well known fact that large amounts of time are spent logging in to corporate systems. In the next 5 years the average user is expected to have over 400 online accounts across access business information systems, public services, entertainment and personal services. Whilst organisational single sign-in options have value, they also need to be secure.