This page provides an overview of external authentication providers in AppDynamics. 

User Authentication Types

AppDynamics manages user credentials according to your authentication setup.

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

Authentication Options

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

By default, Tenant authentication is configured to the local authentication option, AppDynamicsWith 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.