The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announced the publication of a new Recommended Practice, ESPReSSO: Establishing Suggested Practices Regarding Single Sign-On (NISO RP-11-2011).

We learned about this from NISO’s article, “NISO Publishes Recommended Practice on Single Sign-on Authentication.” This publication identifies practical solutions for improving the use of single sign-on authentication technologies to ensure a seamless experience for the user.

Web discovery services continue to increase as does the need for single sign-on authentication and consistency of access and context for the user. These recommendations identify methods that can be used to maintain users’ privacy while still offering them advanced functionality. It also provides recommendations that can be implemented immediately in today’s hybrid environment.

The ESPReSSO Recommended Practice is available for free download from the NISO website.

Melody K. Smith

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