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SAML Support

SAML Support

There has been a request for this on a few products going back years with NPM (https://thwack.solarwinds.com/ideas/1105), there has been no formal request for SAM until now.

While there are a couple of IdP (Identity Provider) options available(ADFS, Shibboleth, PingFederate, Google, Azure, ect) out there they all follow the same integration standard (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAML_2.0). This type of functionality is becoming a product feature requirement for larger organizations and for some is a non-starter if not present.

Benefits to please organization Security Officers.

1) Significant reduction of login credentials  directly exposed to the application

2) As a side-product of moving the authentication over to the IdP, there would be instant multi-vendor MFA support

3) Meets newer organizational security compliance requirements

Additionally, as most competitors in the space do not have support currently....there would be a new competitive advantage which could help drive future sales. Some commercial entities write their own SP (Service Provider) implementation, others skin an implementation of SimpleSAML/Shibboleth, while others just create the auth redirect hooks with some detailed documentation for customers to use their own SP implementation.

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Level 16

Bump

I hope the PM know that...

Level 9

https://thwack.solarwinds.com/docs/DOC-176899#start=550

SAML support is on the roadmap for NPM, hopefully SAM will be soon to follow.

Product Manager
Product Manager

SAML would be a feature of the Orion Platform itself, so all Orion modules will benefit.

Level 7

Will this include VMAN?
We are currently working with a customer who plans to have a 'hybrid' Azure cloud solution, but due to restrictions they will not use the cloud Azure AD.
So if we are to monitor both the onsite Azure stack and the cloud stack with VMAN it will have to work with ADFS, which I understand can be done using SAML.


Product Manager
Product Manager

VMAN on Orion will benefit from this improvement, but not the VMAN appliance itself if that's still in use.

Product Manager
Product Manager

Native SAML 2.0 support for Orion is included in the NPM 12.4 Release Candidate which can be downloaded from your Customer Portal now.

Product Manager
Product Manager

With the release of NPM 12.4 and the accompanying new Orion Platform version 2018.4 release, SAML support is only one upgrade away

Orion Platform 2018.4 Release Notes - SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. Help and Support

NPM 12.4 Release Notes - SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. Help and Support

Product Manager
Product Manager

mark.vl  wrote:

Will this include VMAN?
We are currently working with a customer who plans to have a 'hybrid' Azure cloud solution, but due to restrictions they will not use the cloud Azure AD.
So if we are to monitor both the onsite Azure stack and the cloud stack with VMAN it will have to work with ADFS, which I understand can be done using SAML.


As was mentioned by AlterEGo, VMAN on Orion will have this. The version to upgrade to will be VMAN 8.3.1 with the compatible Orion Platform 2018.4

Orion Platform 2018.4 Release Notes - SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. Help and Support

Virtualization Manager 8.3.1 Release Notes - SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. Help and Support

Level 11

Unless you have IPAM installed

Level 12

joelgarnick​, we have released a fix for this issue in IPAM. Check your customer portal for the latest HF.