Fresh off a slew of new product announcements at its mega cloud conference, Amazon Web Services has released a free service that lets companies provide their employees with a single set of credentials to log into multiple applications.
The new single sign-on service will make it easier for enterprises and starts up alike to centrally manage access to apps and accounts.
AWS customers will be able to sign in to a central portal using their existing corporate credentials. From there, they will be able to access and manage all of their accounts and applications in one place.
“AWS SSO also provides better visibility into which users accessed which accounts and applications from the user portal by recording all user portal sign-in activities in AWS CloudTrail,” the company said in a blog post announcing the new feature. “AWS SSO records details such as the IP address, user name, date, and time of the sign-in request. Any changes made by administrators in the AWS SSO console also are recorded in CloudTrail, and you can use security information and event management (SIEM) solutions such as Splunk to analyze the associated CloudTrail logs.”
The tool will also work with services like Salesforce, Box, and Microsoft Office 365, as well as for customers who create their own custom integrations written in the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML).
Single sign-on has been one of the key features that Microsoft has used to migrate its cloud customers away from their on-premises software deployments. The company’s Azure Active Directory service provides a similar management experience to what IT administrators are used to in an on-premises environment.
AWS, however, has been doubling down on providing workplace Software-as-a-Service offerings over the past couple years.