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Get Employee Photos in Pacific Timesheet for Employee Identification

Posted by Pacific Timesheet Support on Sep 10, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Accurately identifying employees is a critical first step when managers assign them as resources to particular tasks. Pacific Timesheet allows you to store employee photos as part of their employee profiles. Once stored, they can be rendered in several place in the product:

  • Employee profiles (read only or editable)
  • Employee picklists used to select employees for groups, crews, and security permission assignments for projects, tasks, groups, etc.
  • Employee mini-profiles available in employee timesheets, crew timesheets, and thumbnail photos on approval dashboards, time off requests, and email notices.
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Topics: SSO IAM

A Non-technical SAML 2.0 Primer for Single Sign-On

Posted by Pacific Timesheet Support on Sep 2, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Pacific Timesheet is one of many application services that can connect users with SAML 2.0-based single sign-on and identity management services at your organization.

If your organization is already using single sign-on this way, or if you plan to, this article is for you.

What is it?

SAML 2.0 allows user authentication and single sign-on so users can gain easy yet secure access to your enterprise applications, whether they are inside your network or in the cloud. And it's something you're going to be hearing more about in the years to come. This non-technical SAML 2.0 primer will give you the basics for when this comes up at the water cooler or in management meetings.

SAML or Security Assertion Markup Language allows users to authenticate one time to a home network  (or in SAML-speak an “Identity Provider”). With that one login the user can gain access to as many applications (“Service Providers”) as they are permitted without having to login again. Simple, sweet and magical, right?

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Topics: SSO IAM