GraphOn Announces GO-Global 6.2 Availability and Support for Single Sign-On
Today GraphOn announced the general availability of GO-Global 6.2, including support for OpenID Connect, which enables single sign on to Windows applications published by GO-Global.
Single Sign-On Support
Single Sign-On (SSO) has historically only been able to authenticate users to web applications, not Windows applications. Windows uses Winlogon, its proprietary authentication module, to enable end users to log in to Windows with a username and password. Windows does not support logons without a password and as such does not support strong authentication through SSO to the logon module.
GO-Global rectifies this situation by providing support for OpenID Connect (OIDC), a simple identity layer on top of the OAuth 2.0 protocol, to enable single sign on to Windows applications published by GO-Global, allowing users to sign in once to their identity provider using the authentication policies and credentials defined by that provider, and then access those Windows applications with just one click.
GO-Global is the only remote access vendor that enables published Windows applications to be authenticated by IODC identity providers like Okta and Microsoft® Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS).
Additional Features Available with GO-Global 6.2
GO-Global’s Integrated Web Server greatly simplifies browser-based deployments by allowing browsers to connect directly to the Application Publishing Service (APS) on its standard port (491, by default) and download the GO-Global Web App and associated HTML files. This eliminates the need to use a separate web server (e.g., IIS) to enable browser-based access to GO-Global hosts. Administrators no longer need to configure SSL/TLS on both the APS and the web server or route traffic to different ports and servers based on the protocol.
The new Administrator Messages feature allows administrators to send messages to connected users and alert them of system maintenance and other events.