The significance of Authentication methods in the day to day transactions, from automated to manual systems cannot be undermined. They relate to three elements of authentication that includes; something you have, and something you know.
Enterprise Single sign-on is a kind of technology that eases the authentication process for the consumers and the IT. Users can enter their usernames and password once to access multiple applications. The user is given the right to specific applications and is able to all the apps, the moment he enters his credentials which prevents continuous prompts. It also reduces the cost of managing several passwords for IT staff (Michael, 2007).
The strength of this program includes; the increase in employee satisfaction and productivity via login automation. Reduces the costs of managing numerous passwords, by eliminating the need by the users to truck many passwords and the process of login; the process elevates protection of sensitive applications data via deployment of contemporary strong automation; application access auditing to help meet regulatory compliance (Michael, 2007).
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The weaknesses include; the program may have errors and bugs, just like other programs. It needs the availability of a programmer to configure, maintain and deploy the solutions of ESSO. The program solutions typically navigate across a form by use of the tab defined within the application box of dialogue (Michael, 2007).
There needs to be increasing awareness of the compulsive attention that has to be paid to create organizational condition receptive to automation and the will to endure trials of system startup. The training of the users, adjustment of management to the altered information flow and changing the perception of consumers towards the organization; there also need to continue series of system implementation as they endeavor to automate many aspects of the organization and the administrative support in a wide array of facilities (Karl, 1992).
In conclusion, many organizations are increasingly used to compliment and a time replace manual systems. Thus it is important that transition of manual to automated observation is carefully managed so that existing long-term records are not compromised but be enhanced.