Single sign on

Imprivata OneSign Single Sign On (SSO)


Imprivata OneSign® Single Sign On (SSO) eliminates the need to repeatedly type usernames and passwords, streamlines clinical workflows, and drives EMR adoption. By enabling care providers to quickly and securely access clinical and administrative applications, Imprivata OneSign ensures that care providers spend less time focusing on their technology and more time focusing on their patients.

Care providers regularly need to remember eight or more application passwords. Security best practices require those passwords be unique, strong, and frequently changed. Unsurprisingly, care providers often write their passwords down, stick their passwords to their monitors, or simply forget their passwords. These risky password behaviours threaten healthcare organisations' security and impede clinicians' productivity.

Imprivata OneSign Single Sign On addresses these challenges by significantly reducing clicks and eliminating the need to remember or enter application usernames and passwords. Proven in healthcare environments around the world, Imprivata OneSign Single Sign On can be used with all types of applications, saving care providers an average of 45 minutes every shift, improving satisfaction levels and driving EMR adoption.

Optimised workflows enable faster access to patient information and enhanced care delivery. With Imprivata OneSign, passwords are centrally managed in order to simplify security compliance requirements without negatively impacting the productivity of care providers of IT staff.

Key solution features

SSO All Applications

Imprivata OneSign Single Sign-On (SSO) provides support for a wide variety of applications including terminal, client server, and cloud-based applications.

Drag and Drop SSO Profiling

The Imprivata Application Profile Generator is a simple GUI based tool for creating application single sign-on profiles. With no coding necessary, organizations can profile and deploy new applications quickly and easily.

Password Policy Automation

Imprivata OneSign Single Sign-On (SSO) offers powerful password administration options. For example, administrators can completely automate application password change processes, eliminating the need for care providers to come up with, or remember, passwords that meet your organisation’s strong password requirements.

Support for Virtualized Applications

Imprivata OneSign provides single sign-on (SSO) support for virtual desktops and applications including Citrix XenDesktop, XenApp desktops and applications, VMware Horizon View, VMware ThinApp, and Microsoft RDS.

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Application Auto-Launching

Applications can be automatically launched, or closed, when a user signs in, based on their location within your hospital. By automatically launching required applications and signing providers in, Imprivata OneSign reclaims time that would otherwise be wasted dealing with technology. With Imprivata OneSign, care providers reclaim that lost time and reinvest it in improved patient care.

No Click Access

Combine single sign-on (SSO) with strong authentication to enable providers to access their desktops and applications with a simple tap of their badge or swipe of their fingerprint.

OneSign Anywhere combines with Imprivata OneSign® Authentication Management and Imprivata OneSign® Single Sign-On to deliver a single vendor solution for all internal and external authentication and application access.


Imprivata OneSign proximity card readers allow care providers to access clinical applications and patient records faster and easier. Instead of being required to remember and repetitively enter usernames and passwords, care providers simply tap their badge to the proximity card reader, and they gain access to the systems they need. For hospital IT teams, Imprivata proximity card readers reduce complexity and simplify management by creating a single source for purchase, support, and maintenance of their complete authentication solution. They support a broad range of card types and provide the ability to support multiple card types on a single reader.

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Imprivata OneSign Self-Service Password Management provides clinicians with a fast, easy, and secure method to reset and retrieve passwords. Security and compliance requirements mandate that passwords be complex and difficult to guess, so they are often forgotten. This leads to calls to the helpdesk, which frustrates providers, impedes the patient care process and adds cost for IT. Imprivata OneSign Self-Service Password Management addresses this challenge by giving organizations a simple, easy-to-implement solution that helps clinicians quickly and securely reset their passwords — without the need to call the helpdesk.

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Imprivata OneSign Fingerprint Biometric Identification (FBID) gives care providers secure and easy access to desktops and applications with just a swipe of a fingerprint, eliminating the need to remember or enter usernames and passwords. By streamlining the authentication process and positively identifying and authenticating users by their fingerprint, Imprivata OneSign simplifies clinical workflows so more time can be spent with patients.

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Imprivata mobile solutions give physicians fast, secure access to patient information from anywhere. Strong authentication and application single sign-on (SSO) ensure care providers can securely access protected health information from a variety of devices. These solutions give IT the tools they need to support BYOD-allowing physicians to use their own personal devices for hospital system access.

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SSO evaluation tool

Are you considering implementing a Single Sign-On solution? The Imprivata SSO Vendor Evaluation Checklist is designed to help you select the solution that best matches your organization’s needs and priorities. It incorporates lessons from thousands of successful customer deployments.

20 practical tips for SSO

For a successful Single Sign-On software deployment you need expert advice - not from a vendor - but from actual peers who have deployed SSO and authentication. So we asked our customers what advice they'd give to other IT executives contemplating Single Sign-On.

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