- The Single sign-on feature allows you to easily access multiple apps without entering your credentials each time.
- Enabling this feature is pretty simple and in this article, we are exploring how you can do that.
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Single sign-on (SSO) is a session and user authentication service that allows authorized users to enter one set of credentials such as the username and password.
The SSO feature allows you to access multiple applications without requiring to enter the username and password for each app.
However, at times you may encounter that your browser is not configured for the single sign-on option browser.
In this article, we take a look at possible solutions to configure the single sign-on feature in your browser and also other troubleshooting tips.
How can I enable the single sign-on feature?
1. Use another browser
Setting the SSO feature in Opera is extremely easy and once enabled you can access from your device the desired apps without needing to enter your credentials every time.
Opera stores your passwords, credit card information, and other personal data.
The browser’s autofill option it’s safe due to its fraud & malware protection. Beyond this, the built-in track blocker stops all online attempts such as analytic blocks or tracking pixels from collecting your data.
Your device and the stored data are safe due to the built-in scanner that alerts you of potentially harmful files while the free VPN and built-in ad-blocker will diminish any risk of downloading any corrupted files.
OperaYour data and personal information are safe with this browser. The privacy and security online is a top priority. No data collection or pop-up alerts with the free, built-in VPN.
2. Enable Single Sign-on in the web browser
For Firefox Users
- Launch Firefox.
- In the address bar enter about:config.
- Accept the risk warning message.
- In the search bar copy and paste the following Preference name.
- Double-click on network.negotiate-auth.trusted-uris.
- In the Value field enter your SSO string value: sso.domain.ac.uk
- Click OK to save the changes.
2. Clear Browser Cache and Cookies
- Launch your web browser.
- Click on the Customize and Control Google Chrome.
- Next, select Settings.
- Scroll down and click on Advanced section.
- Click on Clear browsing data.
- Check the Cookies and other site data and Cached images and files options.
- Click on Clear data.
- Launch Firefox and click on the Menu button.
- Click on Options.
- From left pane click on the Privacy and Security tab.
- On the right-side scroll down to Cookies and Site Data.
- Click the Clear Data button.
- Now select Cookies and site data and Cached Web Content boxes.
- Click the Clear button again.
If you are using any other web browser, do the same for it as well. Once the data is cleared, check if the Single sign-on feature is working.
If you don’t have the required credentials or even the preferences value to enable Single Sign-on feature on your PC, contact the office administrator.
Your administrator can help you better diagnose the issue and also help you fix it.
The single sign-on in Windows is a handy feature that allows the users to access multiple applications without having to enter the username and password for each app.
And if you encounter any issues while using the service, these troubleshooting tips should help you resolve it.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in July 2019 and has been since revamped and updated in August 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.