Configure SSO For Mobile App Restriction Within Enterprise

Marketing Team Cloud Security Expert - CloudCodes Software
  • June 17th, 2021

Need of SSO For Mobile App Restrictions

Are you irritated with your employees killing valuable time in the office using their Smartphones and aimlessly accessing Social media channels like WhatsApp, Hike, Facebook, or Snapchat? Do you feel that your organization’s work culture and productivity are getting hurt in this social media addiction? No doubt that the advent of Smartphones has brought everything to people’s fingertips, thanks to seamless internet connectivity! It is not an issue of any particular company or organization of a specific region or country. It’s a worldwide phenomenon now. Single Sign-On i.e. SSO For Mobile App Restriction is a boon for an enterprise that allows only the desired application to run on the premises. It helps all the people working to focus on their work, Single Sign-on (SSO) has become widely popular in all the big firms these days.

Various studies and research prove that mobile phones reduce overall productivity at schools, colleges, and workplaces. They create a distraction. Unlike schools and colleges, administrators, or owners of a company, have to think twice to ban the use of phones entirely on your premises. You know what reactions it is going to instigate in the workforce; it’s not a logical solution either. Cell phones are an integral part of one’s daily life.


  • What are you going to do?
  • How are you going to stop them?
  • By visiting online shopping websites like Amazon, Shopclues, Snapdeal, or likes?
  • How are you going to cover this gap, what’s the appropriate solution for this?


Quick Solution – SSO For Mobile App Restriction

For the above question, I don’t think you have any answers. How about a tool that automatically blocks mobile apps in the workplace, isn’t it a “Eureka moment” for you? Now, how do you think you are going to do this? Don’t worry; CloudCodes For Business Solution is capable of serving your purpose very clearly and wisely by our Single Sign-On for mobile applications. The user can make a mobile application restriction within their workplace with SAML authentication for mobile apps. You must know about CloudCodes and its unique out-of-the-box product; CloudCodes For Business (CFB). Just a short intro for those who don’t see the duo!

CloudCodes, founded in 2011, is an innovative start-up in the field of cloud security. It is serving organizations across various verticals like investment firms, manufacturing firms, banks, call centers, gaming industries, educational institutions, and logistics. Presently, it works with more than 300+ customers and 200000 users across the world.

How CloudCodes For Business (SSO1) Stand By Your Side

CloudCodes For Business earlier known as SSO1 solution, an out-of-the-box product of CloudCodes that can very effectively secure your cloud world. It comes up with features like password management, IP restriction, browser and time-based restrictions, Geo-fencing, self-password, and Multifactor Authentication (MFA)

Each of these features of Single Sign-On (SSO) adds extra layers to your cloud security that helps to counter any threat, be it the phishing attack, the hacking attack, or data leak threats. CloudCodes For Business (CFB) supports various cloud applications such as SalesForce, DropBox, FreshDesk, Zoho, etc. Unlike the previous version (control) that supported only Google for Work. Single Sign-On for desktop and mobile applications using SAML and OAuth helps the whole restriction fast and easy.

CFB’s cool features are that of Mobile Application Restriction. Using this feature of SSO between mobile apps, it is effortless to perform these things:

  • Admin can Whitelist or Blacklist mobile applications.
  • Admin can create a distinctive pool of both kinds of apps, keeping the useful ones in Whitelist and the time killers in the blacklist.

You can put your employee’s email apps on mobile on the blacklist. Similarly, various Music applications like Wynk Music, Saavn, and much more can be blacklisted through Single Sign-On or SSO for mobile application features. At present, mobile application restriction works only for android devices as most of the mobile phones run on the Android platform. Soon, it will start supporting the iPhone as well. Not just App Restriction, on a macro level, you can even use the device restriction features that work similarly. Using it, the admin can map the device to users, bind it to particular authorized mobiles and laptops. All this is possible with CFB very conveniently if SSO for mobile applications is used efficiently.

These features of SSO for mobile app restriction are used where there is a risk of unauthorized data storage on personal mobile devices by internal users. The admin can bind to use only the official laptops and mobile, not the personal ones. However, this goes to a different situation, and SAML authentication for mobile apps helps to block such applications in the framework. Here, when your goal is to keep productivity and efficiency at a higher level, unaffected by internet surfing, the Mobile App Restriction feature proves to be very helpful. Successfully block addictive mobile apps, games (like candy crush), social media apps, messaging apps, online shopping, and online entertainment apps with CFB’s SSO Mobile App Restriction.


Single Sign-On mobile applications not only help to block specific applications but also help to maintain dignity in the work environment. The advanced feature of CFB’s SSO helps our clients to prevent all the undesired applications proficiently. Hence this process of configuring SSO for mobile app plays a vital role for a firm holder.