User Authentication

Modified on Tue, 25 Jun at 9:42 PM

Lytho Workflow allows for three types of user authentication: Standard, SSO only, and Mixed.



Standard authentication is handled through Lytho and each user manages their own password. Once invited to the system, users can register and log in to Lytho. Stakeholders can also self-register when enabled on your account.

SSO (Single Sign-on) Only

Single Sign-on allows you to validate usernames and passwords against your company directory instead of managing user authentication through Lytho. Lytho easily integrates with most popular SSO applications.

There are numerous benefits to utilizing SSO including:

  • Security - Your Lytho account will now adhere to your internal security policies for user passwords.
  • Simple Administration - Users already authenticated in your company network will be able to seamlessly log in to Lytho as new users without registration.
  • Quick Access - Notifications from Lytho with links to the application will conveniently open automatically, without requiring additional user logins.

Using the SSO Only method will bypass any Lytho-provided login screens.


Mixed authentication allows you to utilize SSO for your internal users without blocking your external stakeholders who may act outside of your network or are not a part of your company directory. These external users can utilize a standard authentication method.

Automatic User Provisioning

By default, when a user without a created user profile attempts to access Lytho through SSO, they will be automatically authenticated into Lytho and created as a user with the default stakeholder role. You have the option to block the automatic provisioning of new users found in your company directory by contacting our Team.

Setting Up SSO

To begin the SSO or Mixed authentication setup process, contact your Customer Success Manager or our Success Team. Once completed, our Support team will work with your IT team to implement and test your SSO safely before rolling it out to the rest of your team.

Setting up SSO after you've already begun using Lytho will not interrupt your team's use of the platform. Our Support team will work with you to find a time where the update can be safely implemented.

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