US Post installs single sign-on technology

The US Postal Service this summer plans to complete the installation of a single sign-on system that will support about 155,000...

The US Postal Service this summer plans to complete the installation of a single sign-on system that will support about 155,000 end users and more than 7,000 applications and websites.

The system has already been rolled out to 147,000 users, and Bob Otto, chief technology officer at the USPS, said the 11-month rollout is due to finish in August.

The system lets USPS workers log onto 1,000 internal applications and 6,000 external ones using only their Windows passwords.

"If this isn't the largest [deployment] in number of users, it's way up there," said Jonathan Penn, an analyst at Forrester Research. "By far, it's the largest in terms of number of applications supported."

The system is built around single sign-on software developed by Passlogix.

Linda Rosencrance writes for Computerworld

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