Google Apps Features Single Sign-On

google-logoIf you are having trouble managing “all those passwords” for your online resources, one solution would be to use a password manager like LastPass or Dashlane.  Google has come up with a single sign-on (SSO) product that not only will log you into all your Google apps (Gmail, Voice, Blogger, YouTube, Apps, Drive, Analytics, AdWords, etc) but  also integrates access into 17 other web services including Salesforce, SugarCRM, NetSuite, BlueJeans, GoToMeeting, WebEx, Amazon Web Services, and Dropbox.  You can add a custom connection with any other application that supports SSO with SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language.)

Single sign-on solutions mean that you only need to remember one password, and the SSO applications will automatically sign you into all the others.  This is a feature of LastPass that I initially resisted, but has become incredibly convenient as I became more familiar and comfortable with the way it works.

If you are already invested in Google Apps for Business or find yourself using lots of Google services, adding this one to the mix should be a nice addition for you.

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