We are delighted to announce the launch of a new feature to our product Console named Single Sign-On (SSO).
The feature allows everyone to login to the Console using third-party identities including Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft Personal, and Microsoft Work accounts.
Console SSO is an opt-in feature, enabled on a company-by-company basis by a Console Admin. It’s turned off by default for all accounts.
Here’s a summary of what you need to know about SSO:
What are the benefits of SSO?
Logging in using a third-party identity means taking advantage of their Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) settings. This results in stronger security for your company and your clients.
MFA often uses SMS or paired device codes (via Google Authenticator or similar apps) to validate a login request, creating a second layer of security.
Logging into the Console is also simplified. You don't need to remember your username or password. Multiple logins can also be managed using a third-party account.
What should I tell my customers?
We recommend advising your customers that SSO is now available as an opt-in feature and can be enabled by a Console Admin.
To turn on the feature for your customers, they must let you know which third-part identities they want to use for their company.
How do I turn on SSO for my customers?
A Console Admin must turn on the feature in a new SSO settings page. This enables it for all users within that company. The choice of third-party identities is customisable for each company.
Once SSO is enabled, individual users connect their own third-party identity accounts. Console Administrators can’t connect third-party identity accounts for other users.
Read step-by-step instructions on How to Enable SSO in our Help Desk.
Where can I get more information about Console SSO?
Please read the extensive FAQs within our Help Center:
- Console Single Sign On (SSO) FAQs
- How to Enable SSO for my Company
- How to Add a Third-Party Identity to my Login
If you have further questions about Console SSO, contact MailGuard support at firstname.lastname@example.org
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