Slido Has New Security Features. Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Katy Mrvova
Slido security improvements blog

At Slido, the security of our customers’ data has always been our top priority. We’ve always strived to follow the best practices and comply with recognized standards to ensure that Slido is as secure as possible.

We’ve recently added three big updates to our safe box. In February, we achieved compliance with ISO 27001 certification. Also, we have two new security features: Member SSO and Member SCIM Provisioning.

All of these are improvements to the protection of your Slido organization, and the users who have access to accounts within the organization.

Here is everything you need to know about our three security updates.

#1: ISO 27001 certification

Over Slido’s eight years, we’ve worked with thousands of companies around the world. We proved that we are a trusted company with enterprise-grade security measures and features. However, we understand how important it is for companies to work with well-known, established security frameworks.

That’s why we have taken all the necessary measures to achieve the ISO 27001 certificate.

Today we’re proud to say that as of February 2020, Slido is fully compliant with ISO 27001.

This means that our security practices and operations are regularly audited by an independent certification authority.

What is ISO 27001?

ISO/IEC 27001 is an information security management system that helps keep consumer data safe in the private sector and government departments.

Organizations may be ISO 27001 certified upon meeting a set of security requirements and successful completion of a security audit done by an accredited certification body.

Can I view your ISO 27001 certificate?

Yes, you can download the ISO 27001 certificate here or view it below.

Slido ISO 27001 Certificate

#2: Member SSO

So far, Slido has been supporting SSO (single sign-on) only for participants. This feature has been very important for our Enterprise clients for it allows them to control who can join their private Slido events, like internal meetings or all-hands meetings.

From now on, you can also set up SSO for members of your organization.

The Member SSO works very similarly to a Participant SSO, but instead of participants, you use the SSO login for members (users or admins) within your Slido organization.

Let us break down the SSO basics for you.

What is SSO?

SSO is an authentication process that enables a user to access multiple applications with one set of login credentials.

In Slido, it means that as an owner of the organization, you can give members (admins, users, guests) or participants access to Slido through their identity providers (IdP), such as Okta, Azure, OneLogin, Auth0 or others.

Why should I use it?

With SSO, you can control access to your Slido organization. You can integrate Slido with your IdP in order to make sure that only people from your company or department can log into and manage your Slido account or Slido events.

How can I set up Member SSO?

You’ll find the complete step-by-step guide on how to set up Member SSO in your Slido organization by clicking this link.

Which plan offers this feature?

Both Member SSO and Participant SSO are currently only available in our Enterprise and Institution plans.

Is Slido secure even if I don’t use Member SSO?

Definitely, yes. Slido abides by a number of strict security standards. Hence, even if you don’t use SSO login for either your users or participants, your data – as well as the data of your participants – are safe with us. See more details in our security policy.

#3: Member SCIM Provisioning

Recently, we made your user account provisioning even safer and implemented a SCIM protocol. In a nutshell, SCIM-based member user provisioning is a process that enables you to manage users in your Slido Team Management safely using your IdP.

At the moment, we have verified user provisioning setups for Okta, OneLogin, Azure and Auth0 IdPs. However, it is also possible to use our implementation of the SCIM protocol with any other IdP that adheres to SCIM standards.

What is Member SCIM Provisioning?

SCIM (System for Cross-domain Identity Management) is a standard for automating the exchange of user identity information between identity domains. SCIM communicates member identity data between your identity providers.

Slido supports all identity providers that cooperate with the SCIM protocol. For instance, Okta, OneLogin, Azure, etc., and service providers requiring user identity information (in this case, Slido).

Why should I use it?

If you’re already using an IdP in your company, our SCIM-based Member Provisioning will allow you to integrate Slido and manage the members of your Slido organization right from the dashboard of your IdP, along with your other favorite workspace applications.

How can I set up Member SCIM Provisioning?

You’ll find the complete step-by-step guide on how to set up Member SCIM Provisioning for your Slido organization by clicking this link.

Which plan offers this feature?

Member SCIM Provisioning feature is currently available only in our Enterprise and Institution plans and can be used only when Member SAML SSO is enabled.

Hopefully, this article has shed some light on the improved security at Slido. There will be other security improvements at Slido in 2020, so stay tuned for our product news.

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