Learn about the Wavefront ADFS Integration.

ADFS Integration

ADFS is a popular identity management product that can be integrated with Wavefront to enable single sign-on.

ADFS Setup

Step 1. Run the Wizard

To add the ADFS integration to Wavefront, follow these steps:






Note: For the next two steps, replace https://customer.wavefront.com with your Wavefront instance URL: https://YOUR_CLUSTER.wavefront.com.





Step 2. Set up Claim Rules

This task produces a SAML claim in the following format:


Here is an example of the resulting rule:

c:[Type == "http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/05/identity/claims/emailaddress"] => issue(Type = "http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/05/identity/claims/nameidentifier", Issuer = c.Issuer, OriginalIssuer = c.OriginalIssuer, Value = c.Value, ValueType = c.ValueType, Properties["http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/05/identity/claimproperties /format"] = "urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:nameid-format:unspecified");

The rule contains an identifier pull from Active Directory. Wavefront sends an email to this identifier value, so it should be a valid email address.

The screenshots below show to form this identifier from the 1st email address for the user stored in Active Directory.


The rule sends an email address claim in the SAML response. The new rule transforms that email address claim into the NameID claim that Wavefront needs.


Step 3. Download Identity Provider Metadata and Send to Wavefront

Wavefront version 2020.30 and earlier

  1. Open https://<FQDN of ADFS>/FederationMetadata/2007-06/FederationMetadata.xml to retrieve the identify provider metadata file.
  2. Send the metadata file to support@wavefront.com with a request to set up ADFS SSO integration for Wavefront and we’ll activate the integration on our end. We’ll notify you as soon as we’ve done this. At that point the users would authenticate to Wavefront through ADFS instead of using a password. Any new user that comes along that did not yet exist in Wavefront is auto-created on the Wavefront side on first authentication.

Wavefront version 2020.34 and later

  1. Log in to Wavefront with a user account for which SAML IDP Admin permission is enabled.
  2. Click on the gear icon on top right corner and navigate to Self Service SAML.
  3. Select Identity Provider as ADFS from the list.
  4. Copy the downloaded metadata from Step 2 into the Configure Connection text box.
  5. Click Test to test the validity of metadata. A new browser window opens with ADFS login page.

    Note: The Save button is disabled until you’ve completed a test successfully.

  6. Log in to ADFS. After the login is successful, click Save.

Going forward, users who attempt to log in to Wavefront are redirected to ADFS. If a user can authenticate to ADFS but is not currently a Wavefront user, that user is auto-created on the Wavefront side. Password authentication is no longer supported.