Integrated User ManagementActive Directory User Authentication
Synchronized User Rights Management
Managing systems users can be a challenging aspect of implementing a GPS tracking and telematics system. Employees routinely come and go and the IT department or the GPS program manager is constantly struggling to keep up with employee changes. Additionally, this process may take time which leaves a window of opportunity for a disgruntled employee to access the system.
Integrated user management works from existing systems to automatically manage users in the GPS fleet management portal. Changes made in your normal employee management system are reflected in the portal when user access rights are checked between the systems. When you block an employee on your system, it immediately blocks the user on the GPS portal.
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Azure AD or ADFS Setup
ADFS is free if you are using Active Directory 2008 or newer. It is an “add-on” which enables access to your network from outside your network. Don’t worry, ADFS is secure and a standard Microsoft service used by thousands of large companies
Fleetistics will provide a set of groups which all users are assigned to in the customers Active Directory (AD). AD then passes this information to ADFS which acts as the secured gateway to external access. When a user attempts to login to the MyFleetistics portal, the request generates a token which is sent to the customers ADFS for authentication. Upon authentication, a token is returned which is matched to the request and the user is able to login with the groups access rights assigned.
Industry First AD Integration
Fleetistics is proud to be the first in the industry to offer user management through integration of Active Directory. Through the use of Active Directory groups, user access to features of the MyFleetistics portal can be centrally managed using the same familiar tools and processes already in place within your organization.
Single Sign On (SSO)
SSO provides immediate access or denial to a company network or connected services such as MyFleetistics. The great benefit is that if your company is already using Active Directory SSO eliminates all the user rights management from within the GPS program. This means when someone joins or leaves your company and their status is updated in AD it instantly mirrors that access in MyFleetistics.
This eliminates a major administrative burden on GPS program administrators trying to keep informed and updated with every employee change across the entire company.