Single sign-on (SSO)

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 EHR 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.

Save time and increase productivity 

Imprivata OneSign Single Sign-On addresses access 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, cloud or on-premises, saving care providers 45 minutes every shift, improving satisfaction levels, and driving EHR 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.

Embrace digital transformation

As technology evolves, organizations need a cloud-enabled solution that transforms slow, repetitive, and error-prone logins into fast, secure, and reliable access into a broad ecosystem of devices and applications, including technologies that are on-premises or in the cloud. By seamlessly integrating regulatory compliance and security into end user workflows, organizations can confidently meet strict regulatory and compliance demands and can bolster their approach to data security without disrupting the end user experience.

Key product features

SSO to All Applications

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Imprivata enables fast and secure access to on-premises and cloud applications from private or shared workstations to support healthcare’s hybrid environment. With seamless access into cloud applications and deep integrations into EHRs and on-premises clinical applications, healthcare organizations have multiple ways of delivering single sign-on from any device and any location.

Drag and drop SSO profiling

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.


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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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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 help desk.

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Imprivata OneSign fingerprint biometric identification 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.

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.


Single sign-on (SSO) technology helps to address identity management and user authentication challenges. SSO allows users to sign in just once and have access to all of their authorized applications without keeping track of multiple passwords. The right SSO solution can streamline access while improving security and user productivity. SSO can also integrate with strong authentication methods that avoid passwords altogether. 

What does that mean for healthcare?
In a healthcare environment, SSO can offer an increase in productivity and in time savings. With SSO, care providers can spend less time with technology and more time focusing on what matters most – patient care.

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