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Version: ⭐ 24.04

Configuring connection via SAML

Configure SAML authentication​

Go to Administration > Authentication > SAML Configuration.

Step 1: Enable authentication​

Enable SAML authentication:

  • Enable SAMLv2 authentication: enables or disables SAML authentication.
  • Authentication mode: indicates if the authentication should be done using only SAML or using local authentication as well (Mixed). In mixed mode, users created manually in Centreon (and not identified via SAML) will also be able to log in.

When setting the parameters, we recommend that you activate the "mixed" mode. This will allow you to retain access to the local admin account in the event of a misconfiguration.

Step 2: Configure Identity Provider access credentials​

Configure Identity Provider information:

  • Remote login URL: defines the identity provider's login URL to identify users (mandatory).
  • Issuer (Entity ID) URL: defines the URL representing the unique name for a SAML entity (mandatory).
  • Copy/paste x509 certificate: add here the x509 certificate of the identity provider (mandatory).
  • User ID (login) attribute for Centreon user: defines which of the variables returned by the identity provider must be used to authenticate users. For example, email. (mandatory).
  • Logout from:
    • Centreon UI Only: users will only be logged out from Centreon.
    • Both Identity Provider and Centreon UI: users will be logged out from both Centreon and the identity provider.

      If you select Both Identity Provider and Centreon UI, you need to define a Logout URL.

Step 3: Configure authentication conditions​

You can define conditions according to which users will be allowed to log in or not, based on the data received by a particular endpoint:

  • Activate Enable conditions on identity provider.
  • Define which attribute will be used to validate the conditions.
  • In Define authorized conditions values, define which will be the authorized values returned. If you enter several values, all will have to be met for the condition to be validated. All users who try to connect with another value will be unable to log in.

Step 4: Manage user creation​

If you turn on Enable auto import, users who log in to Centreon for the first time will be created in the Centreon configuration. (Turning the option on does not automatically import all users from your infrastructure.)

  • Enable auto import: enables or disables automatic user import. If auto import is disabled, you will have to create each user manually before they can log in.
  • Contact template: select a contact template that will be applied to newly imported users. In particular, this allows you to manage the default configuration of the notifications.
  • Email attribute path: defines which of the variables returned by the identity provider must be used to get the user's email address.
  • Fullname attribute path: defines which of the variables returned by the identity provider must be used to get the user's full name.

Step 5: Manage Authorizations​

If you turn on Enable automatic management, users who log in to Centreon will be automatically granted rights, as they will be linked to access groups according to the rules you have defined.

  • Apply only first role: If several roles are found for a specific user in the identity provider's information, then only the first role will be applied. If the option is turned off, all roles will be applied.
  • Define which attribute from which endpoint will be used to retrieve values to create relationships with access groups.
  • Match the attributes retrieved from the identity provider with the contact groups you want the user to belong to.

Each time the user logs in, authorization management is reinitialized to take into account any new information from the identity provider.

Step 6: Manage Contact groups​

If you turn on Enable automatic management, users who log in to Centreon will be attached to the contact groups you have defined.

  • Define which attribute from the identity provider will be used to retrieve values to create relationships with access groups.
  • Match the attributes retrieved from the identity provider with the contact groups you want the user to belong to.

Each time the user logs in, group management is reinitialized to take into account any new information from the identity provider.

Step 7: Configure your Identity Provider (IdP)​

Configure your identity provider so that the Centreon application can use the SAML protocol to authenticate your users. Here is an example of fields you may have to fill in:

IdP optionCentreon value
Client IDhttps://<Centreon_IP_address>
Assertion Consumer Service (ACS) URLhttps://<Centreon_IP_address>/centreon/api/latest/saml/acs
Redirect Binding URLs for SLOhttps://<Centreon_IP_address>/centreon/api/latest/saml/sls