CA Single Sign-On

SSOAs your organization develops and deploys more applications and Web services, your need for security grows even more crucial. CA Single Sign-On delivers your organization unparalleled reliability, availability, scalability and manageability. It can provide secure single sign-on (SSO) and flexible access management to applications and Web services either on-premise, in the cloud, from a mobile device or at a partner’s site.

Recognized worldwide as an industry-leading solution, the CA Single Sign-On solution helps accelerate application availability by offering a comprehensive range of options for managing access to applications, helps enhance security by providing a common policy access layer that reduces the possibility of access policy gaps and can reduce the cost of ownership by supporting traditional Web applications, identity federation standards and Web service standards all from a single, integrated high-performance platform.

CA Single Sign-On can provide your organization with five separate SSO architectures for your organization to use independently or mix and match to meet your various business needs. These five architectures include: agent-based policy enforcement points; centralized gateway enforcement points; support for today’s open standards including SAML, OAuth, OpenID and WS-Federation; an agent-less based approach to securely pass claims to applications without the use of proprietary APIs and REST; and SOAP-based Web APIs that allow applications to remotely call CA Single Sign-On as a Web service for authentication or authorization.

CA Single Sign-On can deliver your organization reliable, out-of-the-box support and special purpose agents for Web servers, ERP applications, J2EE platforms, collaboration environments, mobile devices and cloud-based applications. It also can provide your organization effective management of your users’ sessions above and beyond the SSO experience by providing coarse or fine-grained authorization, centralized auditing, timeout management and control over which applications use SSO and which ones require step-up authentication.


  • Secure single sign-on (SSO)
  • Standards-based identity federation
  • Multiple ways of doing SSO
  • Comprehensive authorization capabilities
  • Robust auditing and reporting facilities


  • Seamless user experience helps to maintain the integrity of application security and makes it easy for users by not forcing them to login multiple times
  • Support for standards like OAuth and OpenID allow you to securely enable online business faster by allowing users to easily login with social media credentials like Facebook or Google
  • Provides flexibility by allowing you to support SSO via Web agents, proxy agents, agent-less, SAML or REST authentication and authorization Web services depending upon the application and business use case
  • Broad support for authentication systems and technologies provide you with flexibility on what methods you use such as user ID and passwords, CA Strong Authentication/CA Risk Authentication, SAML and WS-Federation/ADS, biometric devices and many more
  • Allows you to fine-tune your infrastructure and demonstrate compliance with security policies and regulations