Authentication is an important component of email encryption. When email is delivered to a secure web portal, customers can use the native authentication of Zix or credentials they have already established with their customers. Zix secure web portals support Google and Microsoft OAUTH for customers that send encrypted emails to consumer email accounts, eliminating the need for users to register or remember another password. For organizations with a single sign on (SSO) solution, Zix secure web portals act as the SAML 2.0 service provider, and the SSO solution acts as the identity provider (IP). When users try to access the Zix secure web portal that has been configured for SSO, the user signs on to the IP and is then redirected back to the Zix secure web portal after being authenticated.
Zix also supports IP initiated SSO, where the user signs into the IP and then uses a custom link to access the secure web portal without being required to sign in. Zix will work with any SAML 2.0 IP, including:
- Ping Identity
- CA Technologies
- Dell Technologies
- Micro Focus