Configuring PingIdentity PingFederate (Ping) Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) Single Sign On (SSO) with Splunk Cloud

no_passwordsThere are now a few blog postings on SAML configurations for Splunk> Cloud. For Okta , Azure and ADFS. Ping is similar in complexity to the Identity Provider (IdP) ADFS, and can be a bit tricky depending on your implementation. The intent of this guide is help you along on your way to integrate Splunk> Cloud with PingFederate.

My role is a Cloud Services Advisory Engineer on the Customer Adoption and Success Team (CAST) within Splunk>. My focus is to assist our customers in their experience with our Cloud service for Splunk>. With our 6.4.x version of Splunk> Cloud, which this posting is about, the configuration for SAML definitely works quite well, but is not the most user friendly …

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Configuring Microsoft’s Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) Single Sign On (SSO) with Splunk Cloud

samlThe title is definitely a mouth full…. It is easier to say “Configure ADFS SAML SSO with Splunk> Cloud“, that’s for sure, but we did get all of the definitions of acronyms down in one shot….

I’ve put together a couple of blog postings now on SAML configurations for Splunk> Cloud. One for Okta , one for Azure. ADFS is definitely a bit more involved than those other two Identity Providers (IdP), and can be a bit more tricky depending on your implementation, but with this following guide, you should be well on your way to integrating ADFS to your Splunk> Cloud instance!

I am a Cloud Services Advisory Engineer on the Customer Adoption and Success …

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Configuring Microsoft’s Azure Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) Single Sign On (SSO) with Splunk Cloud

samlRecently there was a blog posting that described how to configure a Splunk Cloud (version 6.4.x) instance with Okta SAML 2.0. A bit of background on SAML was provided on why Single Sign On seems to be such the rage these days.

My role at Splunk>, as an Engineer on the Cloud Adoption team as part of our Customer Success organization, means that I exist here to help make our customers happy. Not having to type in a username and password to log into Splunk> to bring up your boss’s ‘TPS Reports’ dashboard is just one small way to bring happiness. A team in your company must have come together and convinced management to purchase the proper features and …

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Configuring Okta Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) Single Sign On (SSO) with Splunk Cloud

post-itAs organizations grow, the number of applications and tools utilized to perform a job and support the business of the organization inevitably grows. It is not unheard of for enterprises to literally have hundreds of on premise, SAAS and Cloud based tools and applications. Making sure users of those applications are who they say they are means, at the least, one must authenticate themselves into the application. Although it was effective, people frowned on the practice of sticking a mass of Post-it notes on a monitor with user names and passwords. Password vault tools are a nice alternative to the Post-it, but it still means one has pull up the password vault app to look up a forgotten password to …

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