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Using Splunk's "authorization" with SAML "authentication"

arun160
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Hello,


Hope you all are healthy and doing well in these difficult times.

 

I have a simple doubt with Splunk's SAML authentication method -

I have a Splunk enterprise (8.0.1) instance that we'd like to connect with our organization's PingIdentity service (Active Directory) via SAML, in order to have SSO login.

The problem we are facing is that :- Splunk is expecting the AD/idP to provide the role and groups for the user, which is not feasible in our case.

Since the same Active Directory is used across the organization, we cannot update the user attributes in the AD, just for the handful or Splunk application users that we have.

So is it possible that we can use SAML authentication method but still continue using Splunk's role definitions? instead of having a role come from the AD to define who is admin and who is a user ?

Basically that SAML just provides us "Authentication" and "Authorization" is then done by Splunk itself.

 

Any help or guidance will be highly appreciated.


Thank you
Arun

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