This page provides an overview of external authentication providers for the Cisco AppDynamics SaaS environment. 

User Authentication Types

Cisco AppDynamics manages user credentials according to your type of deployment. See Deployment Overview.

  • Local User—Cisco 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 in the Controller Tenant Administration UI. However, you can authenticate and authorize SaaS Controller Tenant users with external LDAP or SAML-based authentication providers.

Authentication Options

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

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

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