Dropbox changes its name for business edition
Dropbox declared to change its name from “Dropbox for Teams” to as “Dropbox for Business” with added Single Sign-On function
Dropbox is now thinking to provide more easy and attractive functionalities. Currently it is providing great service of cloud storage and file sharing. Moving forward it has renamed itself to Dropbox for Business and introducing new single sign-on (SSO) feature.
The company’s business customers insisted to add SSO functionality, according to According to Anand Subramani, product manager at Dropbox.
Further Mr.Subramani said in a blog post “SSO works behind the scenes to let users sign in just once to a central identity provider, like Active Directory, and securely access all their business apps, like Dropbox,”.He also added “With SSO, companies can put their existing trusted identity provider in charge of the authentication process.”
Dropbox has made partnership with a various identity service providers including Ping Identity, Okta, OneLogin, Centrify, and Symplified for the sake of providing SSO, and decided to open the functionality for users in May.
As Dropbox declares that it is using industry-standard Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), so large identity provider customers, who support SAML can easily be integrated with its SSO service.
Not just that, SAML will allow Dropbox to integrate those organizations that have their own federated authentication process. In February, new admin console for the product was released, which helped administrators to manage accounts by enforcement of two-factor authentication. In that connection SSO was introduced to make it more flexible.
There was a question raised that why it is decided to drop the name Dropbox for Teams for its business offering? Subramani answered it in these words, “With all the changes we’re making to create a Dropbox that’s better for companies both large and small, it’s become clear that the name ‘Dropbox for Teams’ doesn’t quite fit anymore.” He further added, “To better [represent] the features we’re building … we realise the time has come to rename to Dropbox for Business.”