From planning and configuration through identity mapping, IBM can implement a sign-on protocol that works across Microsoft® Windows® platform-based server environments to eliminate most sign-on prompts, helping to reduce administrative demands and management costs.
Sign-on protocol may seem like a minor issue. But in the course of a single day, employees in a typical business environment must access multiple servers to perform their daily tasks. They sign on to their desktops. Mail servers. Web servers. Directory servers. Legacy servers. And each system may require a different user ID and password.
Suddenly, sign on doesn't seem so simple. IT administrators have to manage passwords and user IDs for every user, for each system. The help desk must support users when their passwords are forgotten or, in the worst case, stolen. Valuable IT funds must be devoted to this administration and support. User productivity may be diminished. Business-critical data is likely to be vulnerable from a number of entry points.
IBM Implementation Services for System i - single sign-on enables enterprises to eliminate most sign-on prompts, helping them lighten their administrative and support burden, reduce costs, boost productivity and decrease security risks. Service capabilities include: