Three Reasons Addigy Identity Is the Must-Have SSO Authentication for macOS

Addigy | 10/27/2021

Cloud identity and access management solutions are becoming increasingly common in organizations managing macOS devices, however not all identity and access management solutions are created equal. 

For example, does the solution you’re assessing work with macOS devices? Not all of them do. Do they mitigate risk by leveraging single sign-on (SSO) capabilities? Make managing accounts easier? 

While there are many reasons why an organization should deploy Addigy Identity, here are some of the reasons why you should move it to the top of your list. 

Seamless end user onboarding requires safeguards.

Onboarding end users and then successfully managing them over time can be challenging for organizations, especially larger organizations as the management of more devices across different offices continues to grow. In addition, managing multiple passwords and identities across various platforms could present a cybersecurity risk to an organization, for the possibility of passwords being compromised tends to increase when safety measures are absent (and human error is likely).

Addigy Identity enables an organization’s user to sign on to their macOS devices with the same identity credentials they use everywhere else, such as Google, Okta, and Azure. The IT Admin can configure the device to have all proper security settings such as multi-factor authentication (MFA) preset so that the user’s device is set up and ready upon their initial login.

Applying password policies to macOS devices is also necessary for organizations onboarding and managing end users, which is why Addigy Identity seamlessly enforces IdP level password policies, making it easy for users to comply.

Configuring and managing Apple devices is easier today than ever before.

One of the top reasons why organizations use Addigy Identity is due to the fact that it takes less time to onboard new and existing users to new devices. With Addigy Identity, organizations no longer need to manually configure and manage the devices they distribute to their employees; by enabling Automated Device Enrollment and Addigy Identity, organizations can configure and set up devices right out of the box, also commonly referred to as zero-touch deployment.

An important aspect of Apple device management, creating and assigning device configuration policies to devices should be easy. 

Account management made simple.

Managing user accounts across multiple devices and applications shouldn’t be burdensome for an organization. In fact, it should require little to no effort on the organization’s part. That’s exactly why Addigy Identity simplifies device account management for organizations by allowing you to set up users at the same time as they are signing in to your white-labeled Addigy Identity login window.

For example, Addigy Identity offers password synchronization for organizations. If they already have a local account, they can sync their IdP email to the already existing local account. This syncs passwords and automatically signs users into their accounts, so they can get right back to work with minimal interruption.

Finding the right user authentication solution for your macOS devices takes time, but if you know what to look for, the process becomes a lot easier.

Like this topic? We recommend reading: Why Mac Users Need to Break Up with Microsoft AD by Ben Greiner at Ntiva.

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