SP Without SSO...

Peter Schober peter.schober at univie.ac.at
Fri Sep 16 09:37:37 BST 2011

* John Mitchell <jpmitchell at alaska.edu> [2011-09-15 23:36]:
> > 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).

Just how many people with admin-access to this service are there?
Dozens? Hundreds? Thousands? Maybe I was thinking of the wrong thing
when you said "admin", as we usually don't see people with admin
rights to be the ones causing extra support load, but YMMV, of course.

> Also in our version/support constrained environment many users are
> trained not to stray from the supported browser.

Well, it seems "all modern browsers have a private browsing mode
functionality - IE8 (inPrivate), Safari (Porn mode), Firefox 3.1
(Private mode), Google Chrome (Incognito mode)."
(Ramdom quote from a quick search,http://dev.opera.com/forums/topic/274091) 

So chances are it's available in whatever is your "supported browser".

But we don't even have such a list or support matrix and we also don't
train users to use a specific [singular] webbrowser. Just my 2¢.

"*Use multiple accounts on one website simultaneously*
If you use more than a single account on a website - for instance, you
have two Gmail accounts, you can open a second account without logging
out of your first account by opening the site in a private tab. (This
is handy for computer technicians working on someone else's computer)."

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