The sub services of the Enterprise Single Sign-On (SSO) service are as follows:
Mapping. This component maps the user account in the Windows system to the user accounts in the back-end systems.
Lookup. This component looks up the user credentials in the SSO database in the back-end system. This is the SSO runtime component.
Administration. This component manages the affiliate applications and the mappings for each affiliate application.
Secret. This component generates the master secret and distributes it to the other SSO servers in the system. It is only active on the Single Sign-On server that is acting as the master secret server.
Password Synchronization. This component simplifies administration of the SSO database, and keeps passwords in sync across user directories.