Dropbox announces business solution and single sign-on option

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Dropbox has announced the addition of single sign-on (SSO) technology to its administrator console.

Dropbox has announced the addition of single sign-on (SSO) technology to its administrator console.

According to Dropbox product manager Anand Subramani, this was one of the "features most requested by our customers". He said that the rebranded Dropbox for Business solution, previously ‘Dropbox for Teams', uses the SSO technology to let users sign in just once to a central identity provider, such as Active Directory, and securely access all their business apps.

“With SSO, companies can put their existing trusted identity provider in charge of the authentication process,” Subramani said.

“For IT admins, SSO means additional security and administrative management. Single sign-on gives you complete ownership of the authentication process and works with your company's existing password policies.”

Subramani said that it was "excited to be working with a great set of identity provider partners" such as Ping Identity, Okta, OneLogin, Centrify and Symplified, and confirmed it was using the industry-standard Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) to integrate with any large identity provider.

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