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Single Sign On Overview

When Single Sign On is enabled for a SpringCM account, user passwords do not have to be set in order for a user to access SpringCM via a web browser.  Authentication is delegated to a trusted outside source by calling into infrastructure hosted by the customer or a cloud based identity provider.  SSO provides a number of advantages to both end users and administrators including allowing users to maintain a single password that is used to access both their local intranet applications and SpringCM, as well as giving administrators the ability to control access to SpringCM, reset passwords and enforce security polices from outside SpringCM.

SpringCM supports two types of Single Sign On.  SpringCM is a SAML 2.0 Service Provider and supports both Identity Provider Initiated (IdP-Initiated) SSO and Service Provider Initiated (SP-Initiated) SSO as described by the SAML 2.0 standard.  Additionally, SpringCM has developed a proprietary SSO for use with the File It™ for Document Management application.  Detailed description and configuration options for both types are described in this section.  

If you are part of multiple SpringCM accounts, you will only be able to SSO onto your default account which needs to have SSO configured.  After that, you will be able to switch to any account you have access to.