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Using Single Sign-On (SSO) for Your Podcast Network or Company Podcasts

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 You can use your company’s Single Sign-On (SSO) to log into and manage your private podcasts and manage your podcast network.

What Is Single Sign-On (SSO)?

Single Sign-On (SSO) is an authentication measure that allows a user to log in to multiple independent software systems, platforms, and websites with a single ID and password. SSO is typically used by organizations and companies to allow their members or employees to log into multiple external services with a single company ID and password.  

The company ID and password are managed by your own organization or company. SSO allows you to maintain control over the privacy and security of your employees’ passwords. By utilizing Single Sign-On, you can:

  • Decrease risk for access to 3rd-party sites with user passwords not stored or managed externally
  • Reduce username and password combinations and mitigate password fatigue
  • Gain back time otherwise spent on re-entering the same identity user name and passwords
  • Relieve your IT help desk regarding calls about passwords (could be a potential company cost saver in your IT department) 
  • Limit individual privacy data exposure (ability to reduce individual personal data on third-party sites)
  • Enhance security by enforcing multi-factor authorization (MFA and as an example, 2FA)  at your centralized authentication server

What Can SSO Do for Your Podcast Network or Company Podcasts?

1. Using SSO for your team members to log in 

 If you run a podcast network or multiple company podcasts, you probably have multiple team members helping to manage and maintain your podcasts. If your podcast hosting service provider supports SSO (such as Podbean does), your team members can log into your podcast account via SSO and don’t need to set up and remember another set of login credentials.  It is secure and easy to manage your team member access permissions in your centralized authentication servers.

2. Using SSO for private podcast access

If you have private podcasts that should only be available to your company employees or organization members, your company employees and private podcast members can use your company’s SSO to access your private podcasts. They don’t need to create another email/password login. Your company can manage the access permissions easily in your centralized authentication servers, to be sure only the right people get the right content.

3. Using SSO for Just-in-Time (JIT) provisioning on Podbean.com

If you use Podbean’s private podcast services, you can use Just-in-Time (JIT) provisioning to automatically create a user account in your Podbean account the first time a user logs in with single sign-on (SSO). JIT provisioning can reduce your workload and save time. JIT provisioning via SSO forces your members to be authenticated by your centralized authentication servers, potentially increasing security.

How Can I Set Up SSO for My Podcasts?

With Podbean, it is easy to set up SSO. There are only 2 steps:

1. Download the Podbean SSO metadata file in your Podbean account and give it to your SSO Admin.

2. Get your company SSO IdP metadata file from your SSO admin and upload it to your Podbean account.

By using the 2 steps listed above, SSO will be set up in minutes for your Podbean account.

Podbean SSO supports all SSO service providers who support SAML 2.0,  such as OKTA or Microsoft Azure.  If you are using OKTA SSO service.   You can find a guide about How to Configure SAML 2.0 for Podbean.

Can You Use SSO Login in Your Podcast’s App?

The answer is YES!  SSO login is supported on the Podbean Podcast App, the Podbean Pro App and any white label podcast apps created by Podbean for your company or organization.  Your employees or members can easily access your company podcasts on Podbean Apps via SSO. 

Whether you use your own white label app, the Podbean Pro app, or even the public Podbean app, SSO podcast login works to enable your employees to engage with your content while keeping it as secure as possible. 

Employees are on-the-go more than ever before and use their mobile devices in ways that weren’t possible in the past.  To ensure that your employees have direct access to your podcast content no matter where they are, SSO podcast login integrates with the podcast apps for easy, secure listening. Utilizing SSO login for your podcast ensures that your content is secured with a password service you already trust, while decreasing the likelihood of password fatigue and extra calls to your IT department over forgotten or compromised passwords. With the adaptability in using MFA and accessibility for mobile devices, it’s the top solution for organizational podcasts.

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