Single Sign-On Integration
With Single Sign-On (SSO) Integration, Poll Everywhere provides an easy and more secure way for your organization to adopt Poll Everywhere’s real-time decision making platform across your user base.
What is SSO?
Single Sign-On (SSO) allows users to enter one name and password in order to access multiple websites and applications. The authentication process gives users access to all the sites and applications they have permission to access, without prompting them for login information each time they hit a new site or application.
Currently our SSO offering is focused on in-browser usage. For custom SSO in apps outside the browser, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why do we care?
Two reasons: Convenience and Security. It’s not often that the two go hand-in-hand, but in the case of SSO it happens to be true. Let’s face it, everything takes passwords today. Most users just use the same username and password for different sites and applications, or write all their passwords down on a sheet of paper or in a notebook. Not very safe. By using SSO, it’s easier to convince users to use unique, strong passwords. Properly implemented SSO provides an organization with greater security than requiring users to memorize several different login credentials. It also allows you to track who’s accessing what, when, where, and how. If there is a security breach, SSO allows you to isolate it and lock things down fast.
Are you sure it’s safe?
Yep. While it may be true that nothing in life is certain but death and taxes, Poll Everywhere employs Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) to ensure the SSO connection is secure and safe. As mentioned above, the greatest security risks will come from users using weak passwords or letting the proverbial cat out of the bag by writing them down. By employing SSO you can help mitigate that.
How do we get it?
Tell your Poll Everywhere account manager you’d like to employ Single Sign-On for your organization. You’ll receive our SAML Configuration Worksheet. Your organization should complete the section titled, “Your organization's configuration.” A Poll Everywhere account manager and engineer will complete the “Poll Everywhere configuration” portion. Following the completion of the configuration form our engineers will deploy the SAML end-points. After that your organization can test its SAML integration with Poll Everywhere end-points. In the unlikely event you experience issues with the integration, we’ve got your back. Your Poll Everywhere account manager and an engineer will help diagnose and resolve the issues. Once everything is set up your organization can then roll Poll Everywhere out to your users and enjoy live, interactive poll-based dialogue.