Authorization links your identity with rights and permissions to use a service, such as a software program. In this case, your identity is your Patriot Pass credentials. Usually, the owner or an administrator of the service must grant you authorization. Examples of services you need authorization prior to first use are:
In some cases, registering online for a service grants you authorization. Examples are:
- Center for Internet Security Benchmark Tools: Registering online with a valid Mason email grants you access to the tools and materials.
- Jamf Pro: Enrolling a Mac computer online, installs the Mason Self Service portal that allows you to download and install approved software on-demand. But, you still need to use your NetID and Patriot Pass Password to use the service.
Single sign-on, which makes the authentication and authorization processes seamless, offers a secure way to use one set of credentials, such as your Patriot Pass credentials, to log in to multiple services without having to log in and out of each service.