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Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS)

Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) provides single-sign-on (SSO) technologies to authenticate a user to multiple Web applications (either on or off premises) over the life of a single online session. ADFS accomplishes this by securely sharing digital identity and “claims” across security and enterprise boundaries.

A claim is a statement about a user that is used for authorization purposes in an application. ADFS brokers trust between different entities by allowing the...Read more

Enterprise Active Directory Services

The Enterprise Active Directory (EAD) is a shared employee directory for state employees. Directory information includes work addresses, email addresses, phone numbers and other information.

State agencies using EAD have the ability to share information and resources across the network while still operating as individual departments.Read more

Enterprise Shared Tenant

The Washington Enterprise Shared Tenant (the Tenant) changes how organizations have historically managed their IT infrastructure, by shifting the management of these resources to cloud providers. With the ability to serve multiple tenants from Microsoft 365 via a common, cloud-based server, Washington state agencies can benefit from shared resources (such as existing data centers, computers, operating systems, software applications and maintenance). Other advantages include on-demand access...Read more

SecureAccess Washington

SecureAccess Washington provides self-administered single sign-on access to multiple agency applications, shields online services from harmful activity, and allows access only to known users.

To use a service or application protected by SecureAccess Washington, you must provide a user ID and password – its authentication mechanism. The agency owner of the service is responsible for allowing or denying access and for verifying individuals' identities.

Some agencies...Read more

Strong Authentication

The WaTech Strong Authentication service verifies user identity with a two-part authentication process. It uses one item users know – a PIN – and one item that users have – a token to provide a one-time password. This provides a much stronger and more reliable level of authentication than a password.

This service can be used to verify the identity of users who access a variety of agency applications or resources, such as:

  • Web applications.
  • Wireless access
  • ...Read more