What is SSO with EventGeek?

What is SSO?

Single Sign-On (SSO) is an identification system that allows websites to use other, trusted sites to verify users. 


What are the benefits of using SSO with EventGeek?

By enabling SSO for your EventGeek Org, you can:

  1. Restrict visibility of published resources, like Event Calendars, Briefs and Request Forms, to only your current company employees
  2. Enable your Org Members to easily sign in and out of EventGeek with their regular company email and password, so that they don't have to set or remember another password for EventGeek.

How do I set up SSO on EventGeek?

Your company's IT admin will need to set up SSO. The process is very easy and straightforward, but does require IT admin permissions.


What is the SSO experience like for company employees visiting a published resource?

When your Org has SSO enabled and a company employee visits the URL of a published resource (such as an Event Calendar, Brief or Request Form) and they are already signed in to your company's network, they will be automatically authenticated, so there is no further action necessary on their part. The URL of the published resource will simply load for them directly and they will probably not even be aware that they have been authenticated.

When a company employee visits the URL of a published but they are not currently signed in to your company's network, they will be automatically redirected to your company's SSO sign-in page.

An example SSO sign-in page, powered by Okta.

Once they sign in on your company's SSO sign-in page, they will be able to access the published resources until they sign out, even if they leave the page or close the tab or browser window.

In this way, the Org Member doesn't need to have an Account or password for EventGeek. They can simply use their regular company email address and password.


What is the SSO experience like for Org Members signing into EventGeek?

When a Member of your Org visits EventGeek and they are not currently signed in, they will be asked to provide their email address. (They can also Sign in with Google, which is another form of SSO available to G Suite customers.)

If SSO is enabled for your Org, EventGeek will redirect the Member to sign in at your company's SSO sign-in page.

An example SSO sign-in page, powered by Okta.

After the Member signs in at your company's SSO sign-in page, they will be redirected back to EventGeek, where they will have access to your Org, according to their Permissions.

In this way, the Org Member doesn't need to have a password for EventGeek. They can simply use their regular company email address and password.

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