Single sign-on

Imprivata OneSign® offers a single sign-on (SSO) solution that enables care providers to spend less time with technology and more time with patients. By eliminating the need to repeatedly type usernames and passwords, Imprivata OneSign allows providers to quickly and securely access clinical and administrative applications, which streamlines clinical workflows and drives EMR adoption.

Care providers regularly need to remember eight or more application passwords. Security best practices require those passwords be unique, strong and frequently changed. In the absence of an SSO solution, it’s no wonder care providers write passwords down, stick them to the monitor, or just forget them.

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 can be used with all types of applications, saving care providers 45 minutes every shift, improving satisfaction levels, and driving EMR adoption.

Optimized clinical workflows enable faster access to patient information and enhanced care delivery. An effective SSO implementation and centralized password management system simplifies HIPAA and HITECH compliance without negatively impacting care providers or IT staff.

Key product features

SSO All Applications

Imprivata OneSign Single Sign-On provides support for all types 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 SSO profiles. With no coding necessary, organizations can profile and deploy new applications quickly and easily.

Password policy automation

Imprivata OneSign Single Sign-On contains powerful password administration options. For example, administrators can automate application password change processes removing the task entirely from the care provider. This keeps the provider focused on patient care, not on trying to come up with, and remember, a new password that meets your organization strong password requirements. The password format can be set to your organization’s requirements with policies able to be deployed to specific users or groups.

Support for virtualized applications

Imprivata OneSign provides SSO support for virtual desktops and applications including Citrix XenDesktop, XenApp desktops and applications, VMware Horizon View, VMware ThinApp and Microsoft RDS.

Application auto-launching

Applications can be automatically launched, or closed, when a user signs in, depending on their location in the hospital. By automatically starting the required applications and signing providers in, more time is given to patient care, and less time spent navigating the technology.

No click access

Combine SSO with strong authentication to enable providers to access their desktops and applications with just the tap of a badge or swipe of a fingerprint.

Imprivata OneSign Authentication Management and Imprivata OneSign Single Sign-On deliver a single-vendor solution for internal and external authentication management 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 OneSign Secure Walk-Away® automatically locks workstations when care providers leave and re-authenticates them when they return. This eliminates the need to manually lock sessions or use frustrating, unreliable inactivity timers. Innovative camera-based 3D facial recognition technology automatically unlocks desktops only when the previously authenticated user returns to the workstation. The process minimizes disruption to clinical workflows while meeting regulatory compliance and security requirements.

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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.

Featured SSO resources

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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 customer learnings from thousands of successful SSO 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.

Choose the right authentication method for your hospital

Get an evaluation tool designed to weigh the pros and cons of multiple strong authentication device solutions that are compatible with Imprivata OneSign® and best match the method with users' roles, needs and relative security risks.

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