Subramani, in his blog post, wrote that single sign-on, or SSO, provides both ease-of-use and enhanced security for business users.
"For users, SSO means ease -- one fewer password to remember and one fewer step to get to your work. Once logged in to your system, there's no need to sign in to Dropbox separately. For IT admins, SSO means additional security and administrative management. Single sign-on gives you complete ownership of the authentication process and works with your company's existing password policies. It also easily ties into the existing Dropbox provisioning and de-provisioning API to provide further Active Directory integration," he wrote.
Dropbox is also working with a number of identity provider partners including Ping Identity, Okta, OneLogin, Centrify and Symplified to implement single sign-on starting in May, Subramani wrote. The new security feature also works with any provider that implements industry-standard Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), he wrote.
Subramani also wrote that Dropbox is dropping the Dropbox for Teams moniker for its business offering and renaming it Dropbox for Business. "With all the changes we're making to create a Dropbox that’s better for companies both large and small, it's become clear that the name 'Dropbox for Teams' doesn’t quite fit anymore," he wrote.
Dropbox for Business provides file and email sharing, collaboration and synchronization across multiple users, and provides business management capabilities.
PUBLISHED ON APRIL 10, 2013