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Swekey: OTP authentication without tedious typing of digits

English on May 3rd, 2009 No Comments

SSOCircle introduces a new one time password strong authentication device with USB interface. If you are tired of reading and typing one time passwords from conventional tokens, this is the device for you. The Swekey is a one time password token that works with a challenge/response. SSOCircle offers two authentication modules: Swekey and Swekey&Pin. Use […]

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Scheduled maintenance coming weekend

English on April 30th, 2009 No Comments

We are planing a scheduled maintenance of SSOCircle services on Sunday, 3rd May, with some short service interruptions between 6:00-8:00 GMT. We will be back with even more features, so please stay tuned.


Certificate expiration next weekend

English on February 21st, 2009 No Comments

We will replace SSOCircle’s signing and encryption certificate at 28. February 209. The meta data containing the new certificates can be found at new meta data URL. The certificate will be changed at 28.02.2009, next Saturday. Please be sure to replace the data on your SP.

Account validation by SMS to your mobile

English on January 5th, 2009 No Comments

As some customers are asking for better means of confirming a user’s identity after using the self registration procedure. Our IDPee hosted identity provider product now supports SMS confirmation messages send to a mobile telephone number instead of sending an email to the email-address entered during registration. As many users are subscribing with free web […]

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One Time Password token available now

English on October 31st, 2008 No Comments

SSOCircle is now adding a new strong authentication method: One Time Password tokens. In our approach to offer an IDP with strong authentication to everyone, the ePassOTP hardware tokens are unbeatable in price and give you a strong authentication method that can be used with any device. The SSOCircle authentication portfolio now comprises MSISDN, username/passwords, […]


MSISDN, password or client certificate – it’s your choice

English on August 16th, 2008 No Comments

SSOCircle now added MSISDN authentication support. Now you can choose among three authentication methods. Read the new authentication context study that describes use cases for these methods. MSISDN is an authentication method based on a trust relationship to your mobile provider. If you access the internet from your mobile, devices use the provider’s WAP gateway […]

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Service Provider controlled Security Levels

English on June 8th, 2008 No Comments

SSOCircle and IDPee now support different SAML2 authentication contexts. The SP is now able to require that a user is authenticated at the specified security strength. SSOCircle will determine the current authentication level and if necessary, asking the user to reauthenticate to the stronger security level. Think of three different types of use cases. For […]

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High Availability and Broken Links

English on April 20th, 2008 No Comments

In our effort to provide a secure available architecture our servers are now hosted at geographically distributed locations by separate ISPs. We apologize for any inconvenience the change brought along. As some users might have noticed broken links or other misbehavior in the last weeks due to servers not being synchronized correctly. The locations have […]


Liberty Alliance Case Study on SSOCircle published

English on February 28th, 2008 No Comments

“SSO for All: SSOCircle Makes Single Sign-On Available to Everyone” is the title of the recently published Case Study on SSOCircle. The study gives a very good overview of the features and objectives of SSOCircle.


SSOCircle completed first year in operation today

English on January 28th, 2008 No Comments

We are celebrating the 1st anniversary of SSOCircle’s public launch. It is exciting to see how SSOCircle is adopted and that the subscriber base climbed to over 500 users despite of almost no marketing activities. For us it is important to note that 10 % of the users are actively trying to undertake their first […]