Single sign on as in ??? signing into WHD?
Yeah signing into the WHD? I read somewhere that there is an option for having this.
But looking to see how this is set up, in more detail than what is provided.
Bit of a Noob on Solarwinds etc
There are a couple of ways you can accomplish SSO with WHD (where users go to the web page and get automatically logged in without having to type username/password). Both require some external work/software:
- Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) - if you have ADFS set up for your Active Directory environment, you can used the SAML authentication method in WHD to hook into ADFS and use it.
- Tomcat/HTML headers - you can setup a separate Tomcat server and have it talk to AD for authentication. There is a way to forward the HTML headers between WHD and Tomcat so that it accomplishes a similar goal.
ADFS is by far the most common way to do it when true SSO is required, but it can take a bit of work to get ADFS set up.
If you are just trying to avoid having to give another username and password to your users, a much simpler way exists: If you configure an LDAP connection in WHD, it can use that to facilitate a pass-through authentication with Active Directory. In this scenario your users would still type in a username/password or email/password when they go to the WHD demo, but it would be the username/password that they already know from AD. AD essentially just validates that the username and password are correct and WHD then lets the users in. This isn't true SSO, though.
Thanks all for your input
Yeah I have it configured for LDAP already but trying to make things a little easier for users where they don't have to log in to the Network and then login to use the SD but rather it just be a Webpage that they opened to log tickets....
Also it would be handy for our Techs as well to do this.
How does everyone else use this? Is having SSO configured a common thing?