1Password Unlock with Single Sign-On links accounts to third-party identity
Cybersecurity and password service provider 1Password LLC today announced the availability of Unlock with Single Sign-On, a new service that allows enterprise customers to unlock their 1Password accounts using third-party identity services.
Unlock with SSO is designed to help information technology teams improve their security posture while reducing daily login hassles and stress for employees. Using the service, vaults can now be unlocked with a single click via SSO, with zero-knowledge architecture and end-to-end encryption.
The new Unlock with Single Sign-On functionality automatically provisions and deprovisions employees, with streamlined deployment through the bridge connection for the 1Password SCIM, which stands for System for Cross-domain Identity Management, a standard for managing user identity information. At launch, the service provides integration with Okta Inc., Google Workspace and OneLogin Inc., with Microsoft Azure AD and Duo support to come in the coming months.
With the integration, enterprise customers can use 1Password to store and share business secrets, including credit cards, passkeys, SSH keys, shared identities and sensitive documents. Enterprises can set customizable, fine-grained permissions and access controls that ensure the right level of access for new and existing employees. They also enforce firewall and multifactor authentication policies, geographic zone restrictions and other best practices.
“Securing employees at scale is no small task,” said Steve Won, chief product officer at 1Password. “Enterprises start to secure their business by securing their employees. SSO plays a central role in enterprise security. Unlock with SSO was designed with a trusted device model, meaning if a user’s identity provider credentials are ever compromised, our security model ensures that attackers won’t be able to access customers’ vault.”
The company also revealed the findings of a recent total economic impact study it had commissioned with Forrester Research Inc. that found enterprises with experience using 1Password saw a 206% return on investment, with a benefit of $1.3 million over three years. The ROI was most clearly seen in employee and IT productivity and efficiency, which the new Unlock with SSO also supports.
1Password was previously in the news in December when it announced a new “sign-in with” browser extension feature to assist users in signing in more quickly. Using the extension, users can automatically save, store and autofill logins with third-party provider credentials, including those from Google LLC, Apple Inc., Meta Platforms Inc., Twitter Inc., Microsoft Corp., Okta and GitHub Inc.