You’re probably all familiar with the concept of the vault-storage for passwords, which is especially useful for team organizations. In that respect, Zoho went the extra mile with Zoho Vault, making the cloud applications supported by the SAML-bases single sign-on (SSO). When it comes to the rising need for companies to adopt various could applications, this particular vault system works exceptionally well by providing an efficient login experience.
After all, even the team password vault wasn’t 100% secure – until it got SAML-based SSO. This particular approach allows seamless tracking and management of all app accesses. Considering the fact that the password is not disclosed anywhere, IT sectors can relax.
In order to provide the users with the best possible experience and top security, Zoho Vault uses an industry-standard protocol, SAML 2.0. It’s only necessary to login into your Zoho Vault in order to access all other apps, which are then easily trackable by the IT managers.
Highlights of SAML-based SSO in Zoho Vault
So, what does SAML-based single sign-on really entail? Basically, this presents a session and an authentication process that confirms authentication and authorization data exchange between the two parties. These two parties include identity and service provider. So, this particular process will provide automatic authentication to the users who have proper access to the applications within the Vault; tracking their each and every step of the way in real time.
Zoho has already placed user experience as a top priority. This is why it’s so simple to log in to all of the Zoho services with just one credential set. However, thanks to the SAML-based SSO, the UE has got another boost and users can access other cloud applications in a completely secure manner.
What else can one expect?
Unified login experience
There are no endless logins with Zoho Vault. Actually, it’s only necessary to enter your password once and you get instant access to every website and cloud application within the Vault that you have the access for.
Out-of-the-box integration with popular cloud apps
Salesforce, Microsoft Office 365, Zendesk, Lucidchart, PagerDuty, and Box are just some of the popular cloud applications that are supported by the Zoho Vault’s innovative SSO. Of course, you can count on new app integrations on a weekly basis.
Custom support for SAML-based apps
The main point of the SAML-based SSO is to have the ability to integrate your Vault with any other SAML-based service provider. The whole process is rather simple and intuitive, with just a few steps that users have to go through.
Centralized admin control
As mentioned, IT managers are in complete control over everything that happens in the Vault. That said, every access and activity is easily monitored and tracked so that the admins can properly manage other users as well as grant/revoke SSO access to SaaS applications as necessary.
Basically, the whole idea of the Zoho Vault is to help larger IT organizations considering the nature of their business and dealings with a vast number of websites, cloud apps and other devices in their daily agenda. It can be truly challenging for IT managers to monitor and track every single activity and new password for different accounts, servers, testing environments, etc. which is why the release of the SAML-bases SSO in Zoho Vault is such a huge relief and help.
So, one can view the Zoho Vault as the key storage place for the organization’s passwords. It’s rather simple to assign different roles to employees, create user levers and ultimately share and track all of the activities within the Vault. Not only that, but the real-time tracking also offers the possibility to create audit trials and reports for the IT teams.
Pricing and availability
You can get your hands on the SAML-based SSO for cloud apps as a part of the Zoho Vault Enterprise Edition. The price for it starts at $7 per one user a month. There are other three options that you’d perhaps be more interested in trying out. The free option is called the Personal Edition, and it will support only one user. There’s the Standard Edition then, which is priced at $1 per one user a month. Finally, the Professional Edition is $4 per one user on a monthly basis.