ThousandEyes is a network management tool which gives insights into the different networks which an organization relies upon. It provides visualization of network data and can be used for analytics of the network.
miniOrange provides secure access to ThousandEyes for enterprises and full control over access to the application. Single Sign On (SSO) into ThousandEyes with one set of login credentials.
miniOrange supports both IdP (Identity Provider) and SP (Service Provider) initiated Single Sign On (SSO)
Follow the Step-by-Step Guide given below for ThousandEyes Single Sign On (SSO)
Step 1: Configure Single Sign On (SSO) Settings in ThousandEyes
- Login to miniOrange Admin Console.
- Go to Apps >> Manage Apps. Click Configure Apps button.
- Click on SAML tab. Select ThousandEyes icon.
- Enter the SP Entity ID or Issuer as https://app.thousandeyes.com/login/sso/acs.
- Enter the ACS URL as https://app.thousandeyes.com/login/sso/acs.
- Click on Show Advanced Settings. Against Relay State Select Custom Attribute Value & enter URL.
- Enable Override RelayState.
- You can set another value for relay state depending on where you want to redirect the user after SSO.
- In the Attributes section, enter the value IDPEmail in the Attribute Name field and select E-Mail Address from the Attribute Value list.
- Go to the Add Policy and select DEFAULT from the Group Name dropdown.
- Now enter the ThousandEyes in the Policy Name field.
- Select PASSWORD from the First Factor Type dropdown.
- Click on Save to configure Canvas.
- Enable Second Factor for authentication if required.
- Click on Save to configure ThousandEyes.
- Click on Metadata link to download the metadata which will be required later. Click on Link to see the IDP initiated SSO link for ThousandEyes.
- Click on Download Metadata button to download the metadata which you will require later.
- Login to your ThousandEyes account.
- Go to Settings and select Account.
- Then go to the Security and Authentication tab.
- Click on the checkbox to select Enable Single Sign On (SSO).
- Enter the details as shown:
|Login Page URL||https://login.xecurify.com/moas/idp/samlsso|
|Logout Page URL||https://login.xecurify.com/moas/idp/samllogout|
|Identity Provider Issuer||https://login.xecurify.com/moas|
|Service Provider Issuer||https://www.thousandeyes.com|
|Verification Certificate||Attach the certificate that you downloaded earlier.|
- In the ThousandEyes account's Single Sign On (SSO) Settings upload the Certificate in the Verification Certificate in the Cert Fingerprint.
- Click on Save to save the SAML settings.
Step 2: Onboard users into our system
- Click on Users >> Add User.
- Here, fill the user details without the password and then click on the Create User button.
- Click on On Boarding Status tab. Check the email, with the registered e-mail id and select action Send Activation Mail with Password Reset Link from Select Action dropdown list and then click on Apply button.
- Now, Open your email id. Open the mail you get from miniOrange and then click on the link to set your account password.
- On the next screen, enter the password and confirm password and then click on the Reset Password button.
- Now, you can log in into miniOrange account by entering your credentials.
Step 3: Login to miniOrange Account
- Go to miniOrange dashboard and select the User Dashboard from the right side menu.
- Click on thousandeyes application which you added, to verify your sso configuration.
Using Two Factor Authentication for ThousandEyes
The most practical way to strengthen authentication is to require a second factor after the username/password stage. Since a password is something that a user knows, ensuring that the user also has something or using biometrics thwarts attackers that steal or gain access to passwords.
Traditional two-factor authentication solutions use hardware tokens (or "fobs") that users carry on their keychains. These tokens generate one-time passwords for the second stage of the login process. However, hardware tokens can cost up to $40 each. It takes time and effort to distribute them, tracks who has which one, and replace them when they break. They're easy to lose, hard to use, and users consistently report high levels of frustration with token-based systems.
For Further Details:
Guide For Single Sign On (SSO)
ThousandEyes SAML Configuration