Securing Access to Object Storage using SSO

Securing Access to Object Storage Using SSO

Object Storages provide scalable, cost effective solutions without any capacity constraints and hence have emerged as the preferred choice for data storage. Object Storages are extensively used in all major enterprise organizations. But this data  can be easily breached owing to the absence of security during data sharing. To prevent data leaks and securely share a file or folder with various authentication mechanisms such as Form based, SSO, etc,  NirvaShare has come up with an effective solution.

Object Storage

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Enterprise Organizations across the globe are vastly relying on Object Storage for storing vast amounts of data as they have huge pools of data that are used regularly by various applications, business processes and end users which were previously stored in multiple storage media.

Single Sign-On (SSO)

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Security is of prime importance when it comes to sharing files. Single Sign On or SSO is one of the authentication processes that is highly popular and is supported by NirvaShare for secure file sharing. SSO allows users to access multiple applications with a single set of login credentials.SSO streamlines the user experience by reducing the number of times users need to log in, while also enhancing security by centralising the authentication processes. Additionally, using NirvaShare, you can easily integrate with numerous external identity providers like IAM Identity Center, Active Directory, Okta, Keycloak, Google Workspace etc.  to access the object storage with granular access control.

Advantages of Using SSO for Object Storage


There are numerous advantages of using SSO for Object Storage.These include 

  • Enhanced Security: By using SSO, organisations can enforce strong authentication policies for file sharing from object storage systems. This reduces the risk of password fatigue and the use of weak passwords.
  • Multi factor Authentication: In addition to SSO, it is also possible to use Multi factor Authentication while using NirvaShare to make the process of file sharing much more secure. It requires users to identify themselves using OTP, fingerprints, voice recognition etc. along with Username and Password
  • Centralised Access Management: SSO can help organisations to have centralised control over who has access to object storage, simplifying the process of managing user permissions and roles.
  • Improved User Experience: Users benefit from a seamless login experience while sharing and accessing files, reducing the need to remember multiple passwords and thereby decreasing login times.
  • Compliance and Auditability: Centralizing authentication helps organizations to maintain compliance records. The audit feature of NirvaShare further helps in this regard by providing timely audit reports of people who have logged in, logged out etc.

NirvaShare Capabilities on SSO

NirvaShare is SAML 2.0 compliant and has the best industry standards in cryptography.SSO can be enabled in the admin console of NirvaShare and the software easily integrates with popular external identity providers like Active Directory, IAM Identity Center, Okta etc which are SAML compliant.

One or more identity providers can be integrated simultaneously with NirvaShare using a single set of credentials due to the SSO feature. NirvaShare helps organisations to share and collaborate files in a secure manner from numerous object storages like AWS S3, Azure Blob, Digital Ocean etc. Customers can also make use of the granular access control feature and various other authentication mechanisms for a smooth and secure file sharing experience.

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