How Single Sign-On Works With Online Video

A guide to the common uses cases where SSO benefits online video.

How Single Sign-On Works With Online Video

Protecting video content can come in a few different flavors. At a very basic level password protecting a single video will restrict access to anyone with the password. Domain, IP and Geo-restriction protects a video from playback outside a network, geographic location or blocking playback when the video player is removed from whitelisted websites. The more advanced method is to include within a user authenticated environment. To do this you will need to build a page and video level experience that ties into an intranet or active directory using a common method of Single Sign-On.

SSO is perfect for employee facing video experiences where you want employees to use their existing access levels and logins to authenticate into a protected video viewing environment or portal. SSO and online video together give you the power to provide a seamless yet secure video viewing experience. This article provides insight into a few different ways SSO can improve an internal video strategy.

Common Use Cases For Single Sign-On And Video

  • Employee Portals: Most large organizations have the resources to create an internal portal for communication between employees and management. With SSO, your employees will have seamless access to your video content and never have to remember another password.
  • Partner Communication: Some organizations create a partner portal. Similar to your employee portal, you don’t want to burden your partners with another password. This will ensure all your video communication is accessible and your partners can stay up-to date on your organization.
  • Customer Support & Training: You want your video gallery and video training site to be part of a seamless user experience.
  • Video Subscription: If you have a subscription offering that doesn’t yet include video and you want your users to seamlessly access your new video content in a video gallery format, SSO enables you to add video content to your pre-existing infrastructure without disturbing your user experience.

If you are interested in more resources for securing video content or creating an internal video strategy, visit our Secure Video Resource Center.

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