SAML SSO Authentication
Version 17.1 streamlines the management of user identities from different organizations by supporting the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 2.0 authentication mechanism. With SAML, IT can provide single sign-on (SSO) capabilities without sharing the local identity database. This allows federated SSO authentication and authorization processes for users while de-coupling the identity provider and service provider for simplified and centralized access of Parallels RAS hosted resources.
As part of the SAML SSO process, Parallels RAS 17.1 will also introduce the Parallels RAS Enrollment Server (ES), which communicates with Microsoft Certificate Authority (CA) to request, enroll and manage digital certificates on behalf of the user. This allows users to effortlessly switch between published resources—and launch them without being prompted to re-enter credentials—reducing login times and improving the user experience.
Parallels RAS and SAML SSO integration empowers service providers to concentrate on delivering better services. Reduce time spent on maintaining databases for tenants’ users while increasing security and reducing the IT overhead.
Moreover, SAML SSO provides faster onboarding of new tenants/customers. Users can log on once using their identities hosted at the identity provider (IdP) and gain SSO access to the applications hosted by SPs.