SSO for various applications within the same portal

Is it possible to implement SSO at the application level in an EP 7.0 environment?
Ex:  One Portal with ESS and BI Functionality (BI is connected to the BI backend, ESS is connected to the ECC backend, but all of it exists within the same portal instance) in which the BI Explorer would rely on SSO, while the ESS would require a logon to the portal.  The initial page of the portal would not be a logon screen, but rather a menu screen
Does this functionality exist?

For our purposes, ESS would have to be authenticated (perferably through Active Directory), while BI Explorer wouldn't require "visible" authentication, BUT the question would be, could all of this exist on the same portal..
I agree that it certainly wouldn't be user friendly to ask users to logon (using AD l/p) for certain parts but not others.  I think the solution would simply to have 2 portal instances (ESS/ECC = Logon/Password,  BI Portal = SSO), and to federate the BI to the ECC Portal. That way, if someone wanted to work in BI and only BI, they could go without logging on, but if they wanted to go to the ESS Portal they would have to logon BUT would be able to use both ESS and BI.
This all stems from an effort to eliminate the neccessity of having to logon to a portal (for a small group of managers), but still maintaining a level of security for ALL users in regards to employee self-service

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