SSO Wrapping for Third-Party Credential Providers on Windows Endpoints
On Windows 7 endpoints, the GlobalProtect app utilizes
the Microsoft credential provider framework to support single sign-on
(SSO). With SSO, the GlobalProtect credential provider wraps the
Windows native credential provider, enabling GlobalProtect to use Windows
login credentials to automatically authenticate and connect to the
GlobalProtect portal and gateway. In addition, SSO wrapping enables
Windows 10 users to update their Active Directory (AD) password
using the GlobalProtect credential provider when their password
expires or an administrator requires a password change at the next
When other third-party credential providers also exist on the
endpoint, the GlobalProtect credential provider is unable to gather
the user's Windows login credentials. As a result, GlobalProtect
fails to connect to the GlobalProtect portal and gateway automatically.
If SSO fails, you can identify the third-party credential provider
and configure the GlobalProtect app to wrap those third-party credentials,
which enables users to successfully authenticate to Windows, GlobalProtect,
and the third-party credential provider using only their Windows login
Optionally, you can configure Windows to display separate login
tiles: one for each third-party credential provider and another
for the native Windows login. This is useful when a third-party
credential provider adds additional functionality that does not
apply to GlobalProtect.
If you want to remove the GlobalProtect credential
provider from your Windows endpoint, execute the
in the Command Prompt.
Use the Windows registry or the Windows Installer (
to allow GlobalProtect to wrap third-party credentials:
GlobalProtect SSO wrapping for third-party
credential providers (CPs) is dependent on the third-party CP settings.
In some cases, GlobalProtect SSO wrapping might not work correctly
if the third-party CP implementation does not allow GlobalProtect
to successfully wrap their CP.