Single Sign-On Solutions

Improving the User Experience

About Single Sign-On (SSO) Authentication

How many times have you logged onto an application on a website that you’ve been using for a while, but simply froze when asked to provide your credentials again? SSO authentication offers a means of securely accessing a system or related applications via one set of credentials, usually a single username/password combination. Let TSC1099 customize single sign-on solutions to your organization’s unique wants and needs.


A single sign-on authentication system allows users to sign into multiple applications and platforms at once. With a single sign-on system in place, employees won’t need to log into each application individually. Single sign-on authentication utilizes a centralized service that can be accessed by all apps, allowing for encrypted tokens to be exchanged securely between the server and the apps. Federated SSO is an advanced variation on this technology that makes it possible for users to gain access to resources with one password, whether or not all those assets are owned by the same organization. SSO provides an enterprise with the means to streamline the user experience for employees and maintain security at the same time.

How Does SSO Benefit Our TSC1099 Users?

In 2013, TS1099 added recipient single sign-on capabilities. This functionality dramatically improves the user experience by eliminating the need to recall an additional set of credentials to access our system, while security is improved as your authentication criteria are now the standard for accessing the 1099 forms. 

Better User Experience. With a single sign-on and one less password to remember, recipients find that accessing their current and prior-year 1099 forms online is simple. No more signing in multiple times during a single work session!

Once logged in using a single set of SSO credentials, users enjoy access to all authorized apps, resources and data from TSC1099. After the credentials are verified, users are no longer required to transmit different passwords across the Internet to access a different TSC1099 database or app.

Time Savings. Reducing the amount of time spent dealing with passwords and logins means time saved. While a lot of time may not seem to be involved, it adds up! All that time devoted to setting up, remembering and changing expired passwords is better spent focusing on tasks that require a higher level of thinking.

Increased Productivity. You can generate PDF forms on the web portal without having recipients leave your web domain. Plus, and maybe best of all, a single sign-on/API system decreases technical support calls to deal with account access issues.

Improved Security. The fewer times a user types in a password, the fewer opportunities for a password to be compromised. Plus, when users are required to memorize numerous passwords, they are likely to write them down or reuse passwords for different sites, leading to potential security breaches.