Single sign-on

Single sign-on


Imprivata OneSign offers a single sign-on (SSO) solution that enables clinicians to spend less time on technology and more time with patients. By eliminating the need to repeatedly type usernames and passwords, Imprivata OneSign allows clinicians to quickly and securely access clinical and administrative applications. This streamlines clinical workflows and drives EHR adoption.

Clinicians 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 clinicians 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. It can save clinicians up to 45 minutes every shift, improving satisfaction levels, and driving EHR adoption.

Optimised clinical workflows enable faster access to patient information and enhanced care delivery. An effective SSO implementation and centralised password management system simplifies legislative and regulatory compliance without negatively impacting care providers or IT staff.

Embrace digital transformation

Organisations 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, healthcare organisations can confidently meet strict regulatory and compliance demands and can bolster their approach to data security without disrupting the end user experience.

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Key product features

SSO to all applications 

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 organisations have multiple ways of delivering single sign-on from any device and any location. 

Drag and drop SSO profiling 

The Imprivata Application Profile Generator is a simple GUI based tool for creating application SSO profiles. With no coding necessary, organisations can profile and deploy new applications quickly and easily. 

Password policy automation

Imprivata OneSign Single Sign-On contains powerful password administration options. For example, administrators can automate application password change processes removing the task entirely from clinicians. This keeps clinicians focused on patient care, not on trying to come up with, and remember, a new password that meets your organisation's strict password requirements. The password format can be set to your organisation’s requirements with policies able to be deployed to specific users or groups.

Support for virtual applications 

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 

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 clinicians in, more time is available for patient care, and less time is spent navigating the technology. 

No Click Access 

Combine SSO with strong authentication to enable clinicians to access their desktops and applications with just the tap of a badge or scan of a fingerprint. 

Proximity card readers 

Instead of being required to remember and repetitively enter usernames and passwords, clinicians 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. The readers support a broad range of card types and provide the ability to support multiple card types on a single reader. 

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Self-service password management 

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 clinicians, impedes the patient care process and adds cost for IT. Imprivata OneSign Self-Service Password Management addresses this challenge by giving organisations a simple, easy to implement solution which helps clinicians quickly and securely reset their passwords — without the need to call the help desk. 

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Fingerprint biometrics 

Imprivata OneSign fingerprint biometric identification gives clinicians secure and easy access to desktops and applications with just a scan 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.


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 authorised 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, clinicians can spend less time with technology and more time focusing on what matters most – patient care.