DeskAlerts Unveils Active Directory Authentication Feature for a Single Sign on (SSO) Experience

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DeskAlerts announced of an Active Directory authentication feature for a single sign on (SSO) experience

Using the internal communications software is made remarkably easier this month with the announcement of an Active Directory authentication feature for a single sign on (SSO) experience. Rolled out to DeskAlerts software across the globe, the new feature streamlines the user experience and means that employees only need to remember a single password for their dual DeskAlerts logins.

Interesting information regarding the memory expectations of corporate employees was revealed recently in a Password Management Survey conducted by Siber Systems and eMedia. Drawing on information from 600 IT professionals, the study exposed just how many passwords employees are expected to remember. 18% cited one to two, 56% cited three to five, 18% cited six to ten and 8% claimed that they were expected to remember over 10. And that’s just referring to workplace demands. A recent study carried out by HM Government enterprise Cyber Streetwise confirmed that the average person now is now required to recall a huge 19 passwords across their personal and business lives.

Given this weighty demand on the memory it comes as no surprise that 82% of people admit to forgetting passwords on a regular basis. The figures come from a University of California Berkeley study titled Attitudes and Behavior Towards Password Use on the World Wide Web.

Anton Vdovin, Project Manager at DeskAlerts said, “As the world continues to place increasing reliance on the internet, people are being forced to remember a ridiculous number of passwords. Experts claim that these should be unique, difficult to crack yet and in no circumstance written down yet when a person has to remember 19 different passwords security can quickly slip. We’re helping to ease the burden on modern employees by streamlining the DeskAlerts user experience and introducing a single sign on system.”

DeskAlerts is making contemporary password portfolios markedly easier with a system that allows publishers and admins to log into the DeskAlerts Server using their Active Directory usernames and passwords. Thanks to this new feature, employees using the DeskAlerts server will only need to remember one set of login and password details for the entire DeskAlerts system.

This ultra-convenient approach offers workplaces a range of benefits. One of the major perks set to emerge in the wake of the single sign on experience is a notable boost in productivity. Rather than waste time scouring their brains trying to remember multiple passwords or resorting to password reset requests publishers and admins will need to recall just one set of log in details. This will ensure that employees get to work as quickly as possible.

Another benefit will be the active minimization of employee stress and frustration. Forgetting passwords can be incredibly irritating and can have a direct impact on an employees workplace performance and psychological wellbeing. Having to remember just one password across the entire DeskAlerts system eases the scope of corporate password demands and will contribute towards creating a workforce that’s calm, content and stress free.

Vdovin, “We’re always pinpointing areas we can augment the user experience and given the number of password reset requests over the past few months this seemed like an extremely worthwhile venture. Our engineers have now simplified the DeskAlerts login process and made it possible for publishers and administrators to sign into the DeskAlerts Server using their existing Active Directory usernames and passwords.”

As always utilizing the new DeskAlerts single sign on feature is easy and straightforward. Publishers and admins simply take their Active Directory username/password combination and use it to log into the DeskAlerts Server. Should they encounter any problems they can get in touch with DeskAlerts engineers who will swiftly coordinate the passwords and fine-tune the single sign on feature.

As the world goes back to work after the festive season, the DeskAlerts single sign on feature is set to benefit an expanse of global clients. From the engineering experts at Siemens and the transportation specialists at Hapag Lloyd to the hospitality gurus at Hilton worldwide and the healthcare professionals at NHS, every employee using internal communications software will only be required to remember a single log in and password combination.

To find out more about DeskAlerts and how the single sign on experience is set to make 2015 the most efficient year yet for workplaces across the globe, visit the website at: http://www.alert-software.com

About DeskAlerts: DeskAlerts is the alert software that works in technologically and geographically diverse networks. It is a completely web-based solution that can be used to send desktop alerts and news updates to any employee within your organization, improving communications and productivity with a more efficient communication strategy than traditional email alone. View the DeskAlerts video to find out more.

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