Single sign-on (SSO) allows you to manage access to your Logz.io account from a single user and identity management tool.

What is SSO?

SSO is a way to authenticate and sign in to different services with the same credentials. With SSO, users won’t need to remember different usernames and passwords for each service, and you can manage access to all your services from one service. Enabling SSO on your account is more convenient for your users and more secure for your company.

How is access managed with SSO?

When you enable SSO on your account, you’re configuring Logz.io to hand off authentication to your identity provider. You’ll be able to expand or restrict a user’s access to Logz.io, but not add or remove users from within Logz.io.

All authenticated users will have access to your account, and existing users will retain the permission levels they had before SSO was enabled, unless you configure groups.

How SSO groups work

SSO groups help you map, monitor, and edit access levels across multiple users in your organization. You can apply User, Admin, or Read only level permissions to all users in the group with a single set up, and change permission levels quickly and easily. (Read more on permission levels here).

  • Create a group in your SSO provider and add the users to the groups.
  • Add the group in your Logz.io account from Settings > Manage users > Groups tab.
  • Set the permission level for the group to Read only, User, or Admin.
If you don’t have any groups

If you don’t configure any groups, all users who authenticate with your identity provider will be able to access your Logz.io account.

The first time a new user logs in, they’re given User access. Existing admins can edit a user to change them to Admin or Read only access.

Existing users will retain their current level of access.

If you have groups

As soon as you configure your first group, only users who are part of that SSO group will be able to log in to this account.

Each group can be given Admin, User, Read only, or Configured per user permissions.

Permissions are set at the group level unless a group is set to Configured per user. If a user is part of multiple groups, they will get the highest permissions set.

For example: If someone is a member of both a User group and an Admin group, they’ll receive Admin permissions.

The same group can be used across multiple accounts, but it needs to be added to each account separately. Those who are members of the group will have access to the accounts for which the group is configured.

Available identity providers

Logz.io can integrate with a number of SSO providers. To get started, follow the instructions for your provider:

Logz.io can integrate with other SSO providers. If you don’t see your provider on the list, send an email to help@logz.io. Write that you want to set up SSO for Logz.io, and include your Logz.io account ID in the message.