This page provides an overview of external authentication providers for the AppDynamics on-premises environment. 

User Authentication Types

AppDynamics manages user credentials according to your type of deployment. See Planning Your Deployment

  • Local User—AppDynamics manages user account credentials. 
  • SAML User—you manage user account credentials via SAML integration.
  • LDAP User—you manage user account credentials via LDAP integration.

You create and manage Local User accounts on the Controller Administration page. However, you can authenticate and authorize Controller users with external LDAP or SAML-based authentication providers.

Authentication Options

Log in to the Controller as an administrator and navigate to Settings> Administration > Authentication Provider.

By default, Controller authentication configuration is set to the local authentication option, AppDynamics. With this configuration, AppDynamics manages the users and they authenticate through the AppDynamics Identity Provider (IdP). 

Alternatively, you can have an external LDAP or SAML system perform user authentication and authorization.