SP Without SSO...

John Mitchell jpmitchell at alaska.edu
Thu Sep 15 22:36:15 BST 2011


On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 2:08 PM, Peter Schober
<peter.schober at univie.ac.at> wrote:
> * John Mitchell <jpmitchell at alaska.edu> [2011-09-14 23:57]:
>> We have a use case for an application where a user has two sets of
>> credentials they want to use with the application. One being more
>> privileged than the other (an admin account, and a non-admin
>> account).
> Since the "admin account" use-case is a rather limited one (we
> probably have 10.000 times the number of students compared to admins
> for a given application) I usually recommend to use a second
> webbrowser -- or a second instance or "private browsing" mode of the
> same webbrowser -- which will not share state with the other instance
> for admin account usage.
> Beats ruining the SSO experience for everyone else (or running a
> second IdP) any day for me.

    I guess so but the service owner is not real jazzed about the
additional support responsibility they have to shoulder (I lightly
suggested this). Also in our version/support constrained environment
many users are trained not to stray from the supported browser.

> -peter
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John P. Mitchell <jpmitchell at alaska.edu>

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