Support for Google Single Sign-On
We have added Google GSuite as a single sign-on (SSO) provider for dealerships to access Approve Owl. This joins our Microsoft SSO option as well as our email/password option.
FTC Safeguards Rule
The FTC requires dealers to use multi-factor authentication (MFA) to access consumer and customer data.
On December 5, 2022, Approve Owl will require the use of a single sign-on (SSO) provider by all dealership employees to access the dealership portal. We support Microsoft 365 authentication and now Google GSuite authentication for business (not individual users).
Both SSO providers allow businesses to require the use of MFA to access data and applications. It will be up to the dealership to enable that requirement with the SSO provider to stay compliant with the new rules.
We will contact your dealership later this month to enable SSO for your dealership if you are not already using SSO.
If you do not currently have a Microsoft 365 or GSuite business account for your dealership, we will keep email/password as an option, but you may not be in compliance with the MFA requirement that the FTC has placed access consumer data for dealerships.