Single Sign-On Using Microsoft Account


Single Sign-On (SSO) is an authentication scheme that allows a user to log in with a single ID to any of several related, yet independent, software systems. True SSO allows the user to log in once and access services without re-entering authentication factors. 

This article describes the steps to configure UnityIS to allow users access to UnityIS who have already logged in with their Microsoft account.

A Microsoft account is a free account you use to access many Microsoft devices and services and can be used to access UnityIS.

If you do not have a  Microsoft account, you can associate any email address with Microsoft by going to this link.

Steps to Configure SSO

  • Navigate to 'Personnel Manager'.
  • Select the Personnel Record that will be associated with a UnityIS Operator account.
  • In the 'Email' field, enter the Microsoft email account for the Operator.

  • Associate the Personnel Record to a UnityIS Operator by doing the following: 
    • Click on the 'Advanced' tab. 
    • From the 'Operator' dropdown menu select the UnityIS Operator account that will be linked to this Personnel Record.
      • (If the UnityIS Operator account has not been created, create the Operator then return to the record and proceed)

  • Click the 'Save' button.

  • The Operator can now log in by selecting the 'Microsoft' button:

  • A Microsoft login window will open, enter the Operator email address and click the 'Next' button:

  • Enter the password for the email account and then click the 'Sign in' button

  • During the first login, users must give '' permission to read their Microsoft Profile. Click 'Yes' to continue.

  • The Operator will be asked if they want to stay signed in. This is at the user's discretion, but if this is a shared computer we highly recommend selecting 'No'.

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