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Single sign-on using SAML

Lightmix is a website and graphic design company based in Washington, D.C. that offers web design, development, user interface, marketing, and branding services to a variety of clients. Lightmix has been in business for 14 years, with clientele consisting of Fortune 100 corporations, non-profit organizations, and the federal government.


While addressing one of their client’s requirements, Lightmix encountered a problem with their web applications. The client had multiple web applications that required different sign-on credentials. This resulted in unnecessary confusion and ultimately a significant decrease in productivity. Lightmix wanted to rectify the situation by implementing a Single Sign-On mechanism using ADFS (Active Directory Federation Services). Unfortunately, Lightmix did not have the technical expertise to deploy and implement web SSO. They were in need of an IT partner capable of advanced technical assistance to serve the client.

Excellent work. I want to personally thank the AllianceTek team for their outstanding work on Sharepoint single signon with SAML. This was no easy task, but your team performed brilliantly, worked very hard within a very short timeframe and delivered the solution. We will definitely be contacting you guys in the future and highly recommend!

- Alex Gordiyenko (President)
LightMix Design Studio


Lightmix sought the assistance of AllianceTek, a leading IT solutions and software development company able to provide end-to-end services and assistance. AllianceTek analyzed the situation and proposed a solution that addresses the issues and concerns of all parties involved. Though AllianceTek had implemented single-sign on in the past, this scenario was unique as it required single sign-on with multiple web applications using the same Trusted Identity Token Issuer. AllianceTek overcame this issue by implementing claims-based identity and access control, so a user could be authenticated between two web applications. The solution consisted of implementing single sign-on with SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language).


Lightmix received training from AllianceTek to implement the SSO on SharePoint ADFS with SAML on the end client’s system. Throughout deployment, they received the support of AllianceTek consultants with detailed explanations and step-by-step guidance on understanding the fine points of the issue and implementing the solution. This allowed for a swift and seamless implementation and deployment process.


As a result of working with AllianceTek, Lightmix was able to fully serve their clients’ expectations by implementing the SSO system and providing valuable training and consulting. This improved the end users’ experience by allowing them to sign on to multiple web applications from one location.

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