back to article Move over, Alien vs. Predator: Signing into AWS with an Office 365 login is a real crossover

Just ahead of its big Las Vegas re:Invent knees-up, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has extended its Single Sign-on service to support Azure Active Directory – as used by Microsoft's Office 365. "Today we announced the next evolution of AWS Single Sign-On, enabling enterprises that use Azure AD to leverage their existing identity …

  1. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

    "AWS is in competition with Microsoft's cloud, though unlike Google, which has G Suite, AWS lacks a comprehensive cloud-based productivity platform. "

    It's surprising that they haven't fastened onto Collabora or the like.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    But if you have Azure AD which is a far more capable platform for single sign on, why would you want AWS SSO?!

  3. Pascal Monett Silver badge
    Big Brother

    "This opens up AWS SSO to many small businesses"

    Step by step, creep by creep, business is slowly being tied into The Cloud (TM) whether they want to or not. In the end, they will be completely borged by it, and when (not if) it goes down, the entire world will be blocked for an undefined amount of time.

    Yay the future.

    1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

      Re: "This opens up AWS SSO to many small businesses"

      Step by step, creep by creep, business is slowly being tied into The Cloud (TM) whether they want to or not. In the end, they will be completely borged by it, and when (not if) it goes down, the entire world will be blocked for an undefined amount of time.

      Yay the future. .... Pascal Monett

      That is certainly one possibility, Pascal Monett, although it be decidedly dark, n'est-ce pas?

      Fortunately there be readily available, countless other more creative and rewarding alternatives.

  4. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    The Money Shot Question?!.

    Cognito User Pools

    aka Future IMPerfect Source Providers?!.

    AWS software engineer Ionut Trestian, is that the AIMaster Plan of/for a Senate of Almighty Voices to be Heard and Understood in Order for All to See what the Future in Live Operational Virtual Environments has already Planned and Actualised/Pioneered and is Presenting?

  5. Snake
    Facepalm

    Reusing login credentials...

    across the cloud, no less. What could POSSIBLY go wrong??

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Reusing login credentials...

      No more than can go wrong using SSO in an Enterprise with Internet facing services.

      The clouds on a bogeyman if you fail to understand it. At which point, maybe you shouldn't be doing those things on-premise either.

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