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How does single sign-on work?

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Single sign-on, or authentication, is the process of identifying an individual in order to determine permission to access an application; this is accomplished by the user entering a user name and password into a login screen. With single sign-on, you sign in to myHumboldt to access all integrated applications you're authorized to use. This single entry point means you only need to bookmark one site in order to access multiple applications; your authentication information is stored in your web browser. Whether you need to re-enter your HSU User Name and Password when accessing applications in myHumboldt is determined by how much time has passed since your last “authentication” and whether that falls within the single sign-on inactivity timeout for that application.

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