We recently added Single Sign-On (SSO) to our start.me for Teams product. This means that your co-workers can now access your start.me team pages using their existing work-account. They no longer need a start.me account (and remember another password!).

What is Single Sign-On exactly?

Single Sign-On
Single Sign-On is not unlike this lock

Before we get into the settings and details of SSO for your team pages on start.me, let’s take a look at the advantages. The technique is developed to make the authentication process of your team members to their team pages both simpler and more secure.

The advantages of SSO:

  1. Less password fatigue or identity chaos, especially when switching or sharing devices and computers.
  2. Reduce the time spent entering login details for different accounts.
  3. Reduction of IT costs, as there are fewer tickers about forgotten passwords.
  4. Improved security, as the passwords, are not stored or managed externally.

How to activate SSO

To activate SSO for your team, you need to go through the following steps:

1. Set up a custom domain for your organization.
2. Once you’ve done this, you can configure your preferred authentication method and provider. We support the following SSO user authentication standards: OAuth, SAML, and OpenID.
3. Finally, you will need to whitelist an e-mail domain for your team.
Example: if your business e-mail domain is @marketing.com, every user with a @marketing.com (e.g., mike@marketing.com, lisa@marketing.com) e-mail address will be allowed to access your team pages automatically.

Please contact us if you have any questions or need any help getting SSO setup for your team.