Datadog cloud application

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

Set up SSO via SAML for Datadog

Here's how to set up single sign-on (SSO) via SAML for the Datadog application.

Step 1: Set up Google as a SAML identity provider (IdP)
  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. Click Add appand thenSearch for apps.
  4. Enter Datadog in the search field.
  5. In the search results, hover over the Datadog SAML app and click Select.
  6. On the Google Identity Provider details page, download the IDP metadata.
  7. Click Continue.
  8. On the Service provider details page, set Name ID Format to Email.
  9. On the Attribute Mapping page, click the Select field menu and map the following Google directory attributes to their corresponding Datadog attributes:
     
    Google directory attribute Datadog attribute
    Basic Information > Primary Email urn:oid:1.3.6.1.4.1.5923.1.1.1.6
    Basic Information > Last Name urn:oid:2.5.4.4
    Basic Information > First Name urn:oid:2.5.4.42
  10. Click Finish.
Step 2: Set up Datadog as a SAML 2.0 service provider (SP)
  1. Open a new incognito browser window.
  2. Sign in to https://app.datadoghq.com/account/login with your organization's Datadog administrator account.
  3. Click your Datadog username, then click Configure SAML.
  4. Click Choose File and locate the IDP metadata file you downloaded in Step 1.
  5. Click Upload File.
  6. Click Enable.
  7. (Optional) To use Identity Provider (IdP) Initiated Login, check this option in the Additional Features section, then click Save.

    Selecting the IdP Initiated Login feature generates a second ACS URL in the Assertion Consumer Service URL area above.
    This area is only displayed in the Datadog configuration page after you check Identity Provider (IdP) Initiated Login, saved the configuration, and opened the page again.
    This URL contains a unique company ID string at the end. To use IdP initiated login, copy this URL, then in the Admin console go to Apps > SAML Apps > Datadog > Service provider details and enter the URL in the ACS URL field.

  8. Click Save.
Step 3: Enable the Datadog 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 Datadog.
  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 Datadog user account email IDs match those in your Google domain.
Step 4: Verify that the SSO is working

Datadog supports both Identity Provider (IdP) initiated and Service Provider (SP) initiated SSO. Follow these steps to verify SSO in either mode:

IdP-initiated

  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 Datadog.
  4. At the top left, click Test SAML login

    Datadog 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.

SP-initiated

  1. Open https://app.datadoghq.com/account/login attempt to sign in with your organization's Datadog administrator account. You should be automatically redirected to the Google sign in page.
  2. Enter your sign in credentials.
  3. After your sign in credentials are authenticated, you are automatically redirected back to Datadog.


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