Our clients commonly use third party web applications to provide unique or specialized member or customer benefits. These unique applications / content often require separate logins in order for the member to access each application and this can result in the member needing to keep track of several different login IDs and passwords.
One user / many applications = Many login IDs and passwords
Implement Membee’s Member Single Sign On (MSSO) service. That way your member can use their Membee login for Membee features like the Profile as well to gain access to other secured applications or content on your site.
One user / many applications = 1 login ID and password
Making it easier for your member to login to all areas of your website means that they will stay on the site longer and their experience when they visit your pages will be more pleasant.
Having multiple logins for your members also creates more work for you and your staff since you have to develop, communicate, and maintain multiple usernames and passwords for each member.
With MSSO implemented, you can even use Membee's Programs & Access Roles feature to define subsets of members within Membee who are the only members permitted to access a specific section, page, or feature in your third party application or site. For example, a content page that is only visible to the members of your Board of Directors committee managed in Membee. To give the Board permission to access that part of the website all you need to do is add the person to the Board of Directors Committee.
What you Need to Implement MSSO
You will most likely need the assistance of your web developer or the developer for your third party application. The developer needs to have experience in working with standard authentication protocols and the third party application developer must be a registered third party application developer with Membee.
Getting up and going is easy by simply following these steps:
- Review the MSSO Documentation including the Technical Reference Section with your developer.
- Create the program and any associate roles (if needed) within that program within Membee.
- Add the login capabilities to your application/site - see the Technical Appendix section of the MSSO Documentation.
- Test the third party application using the new page in the application by using a person's username and password stored in Membee and try to access your third party application or site
Take a look at he Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce site at http://www.greaterkwchamber.com to see a site for one of our clients who has implemented MSSO on their site. This third party site has a member's only content area. Access to the secured areas of their site is managed through Membee.