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State Of Ohio Enables Native SAML Compatibility In PeopleSoft For Seamless Single Sign-On With Pathlock Native for PeopleSoft  

Ohio
State of Ohio Ohio, U.S.A.
ERP SYSTEM PeopleSoft
Industry Government Administration 
Employees 16,000+
Pathlock Solution SAML SSO

Executive Summary

Following an executive mandate, the State of Ohio’s Bureau of Personnel and Department of Taxes set out to establish a Single Sign-On solution for all applications to improve security and usability. After hitting a roadblock with PeopleSoft’s lack of SAML support, the State turned to Pathlock for its SAML SSO Connector for PeopleSoft to quickly integrate their identity provider with PeopleSoft.

Challenges

Like most modern identity providers, Microsoft Azure Active Director uses SAML – the widely accepted identity federation standard. However, PeopleSoft applications do not support native SAML compatibility. Due to the lack of SAML support, the Ohio government risked PeopleSoft applications being isolated from their enterprise-wide SSO initiative altogether.

Solution

The State of Ohio utilized Pathlock’s SAML SSO Connector to achieve a simple, extensible, and easy-to-maintain SSO solution across their PeopleSoft applications. Using the configurable plugin, the State was able to simulate communication between PeopleSoft and their identity provider. Thus, centralizing identity management for all enterprise applications alike.

Results

Being the only turnkey solution for native SAML compatibility in PeopleSoft, Pathlock’s SAML SSO Connector allowed the State of Ohio to support their SAML-based identity provider without any code customizations to PeopleSoft or additional infrastructure. The State’s administration unified the organization with the Single Sign-On solution and delivered the value of seamless login and improved security to their employees.