Login and authentication methods are essential aspects of user access and security. They determine how users verify their identities and gain access to Factorial.
- Login methods refer to the various ways in which users can authenticate and access Factorial. These methods provide users with different options to prove their identity and gain entry to the Factorial platform.
- Authentication methods refer to the various techniques used to verify and confirm the identity of users accessing Factorial. These methods are essential for maintaining the security and integrity of user accounts and data within the system.
In this article, we will explore different login and authentication methods, their advantages, and considerations for implementation.
Microsoft or Google log in and authentication
❗To log in, your users must have been created in Factorial beforehand.
If you use Google Workspace or Microsoft Outlook to manage your company email accounts, your users can log in to Factorial directly without a password. This method doesn't require any previous configuration.
- Head to Log in page
- Select the service of your preference, either Microsoft or Google
- Validate the selected account
- Access Factorial
Password is required for authentication
In order to log in to Factorial with Microsoft or Google, a password is required. The password serves as the primary means of authentication for users. Once the correct password is provided, users will be granted access to their Factorial account.
To maintain the security of your Factorial account, it is recommended to follow best practices for password management, such as using strong, unique passwords, regularly updating passwords, and avoiding sharing passwords with others.
SSO log in and authentication
SSO (Single Sign-On) login allows users to access multiple applications and systems using a single set of credentials. With SSO, users can log in once and gain seamless access to various authorized platforms without the need for multiple passwords.
- Head to Log in page
- Click on Sign in with SAML SSO
- Enter the Email
- Validate the account in the identity provider
- Access to Factorial
Password is not required for authentication
With Single Sign-On (SSO), you can validate your identity through an external identity provider, eliminating the need for a separate password in Factorial. Instead, you authenticate yourself using the password associated with your identity provider.
When using SSO, Factorial relies on the identity provider to verify your credentials and confirm your identity. This streamlined login process simplifies access to Factorial, as you don't need to remember and manage an additional password specific to the platform.