SignalFx cloud application

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With Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), your users can sign in to enterprise cloud applications with their Google Cloud credentials.

Set up SSO via SAML for SignalFx

Before configuring SSO, sign in to SignalFx and get the SAML Integration ID for your organization by going to Integrations.

Step 1: Set up Google as a SAML identity provider (IdP)
Sign in to your Google Admin console.

Sign in using an account with super administrator privileges (does not end in @gmail.com).

  1. From the Admin console Home page, go to Appsand thenWeb and mobile apps.
  2. Click Add appand thenSearch for apps.
  3. Enter SignalFx in the search field.
  4. In the search results, hover over the SignalFx SAML app and click Select.
  5. On the Google Identity Provider details page, 
    • Download the IDP metadata.
    • Copy the SSO URL and EntityID.
  6. Click Continue.
  7. On the Service provider details page, edit the ACS URL replacing {integrationid-provided-by-sp} with the Integration ID captured as part of the prerequisites. 
  8. On the Attribute mapping page, click the Select field menu and map the following Google directory attributes to their corresponding SignalFx attributes:
     
    Google directory attribute SignalFx attribute
    Basic Information > First Name user.FirstName
    Basic Information > Last Name user.LastName
    Basic Information > Primary Email user.email
    Basic Information > First Name PersonImmutableId
  9. Click Finish.
Step 2: Set up SignalFx as a SAML 2.0 service provider (SP)
  1. Open a new incognito browser window.
  2. Sign in to https://www.signalfx.com with your organization’s SignalFx administrator account.
  3. Click Integrations.
  4. Search for Google Cloud Identity.
  5. Enter a name for your SAML Integration.
  6. In the following fields, enter the information you obtained from Google in step 1:
    • Certificate: Upload the certificate you downloaded.
    • Issuer URL:​ Paste the Entity ID you copied.
    • Metadata:​ Upload the IDP metadata you copied.
  7. Click New Integration.
Step 3: Enable the SignalFx app
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using an account with super administrator privileges (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Appsand thenWeb and mobile apps.
  3. Select SignalFx.
  4. Click User access.
  5. To turn on or off a service for everyone in your organization, click On for everyone or Off for everyone, and then click Save.

  6. (Optional) To turn a service on or off for an organizational unit:

    1. At the left, select the organizational unit.
    2. Select On or Off.
    3. Click Override to keep your setting if the service for the parent organizational unit is changed.
    4. If Overridden is already set for the organizational unit, choose an option:
      • Inherit—Reverts to the same setting as its parent.
      • Save—Saves your new setting (even if the parent setting changes).

    Learn more about organizational structure.

  7. (Optional) Turn on the service for a group of users.
    Use access groups to turn on a service for specific users within or across your organizational units. Learn more

  8. Ensure that your SignalFx user account email IDs match those in your Google domain.
Step 4: Verify that the SSO is working

Note: SignalFx only supports IdP initiated SSO. You can’t use SSO if you sign in directly to SignalFx.

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using an account with super administrator privileges (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Appsand thenWeb and mobile apps.
  3. Select SignalFx.
  4. At the top left, click Test SAML login

    SignalFx should open in a separate tab. If it doesn’t, use the information in the resulting SAML error messages to update your IdP and SP settings as needed, then retest SAML login.

You should be automatically redirected to your SignalFx account.



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