Enabling SSO with Microsoft Entra ID for your Paessler PRTG Hosted Monitor installation
Originally published on October 27, 2023 by Sascha Neumeier
Last updated on January 23, 2024 • 7 minute read
With version 23.4.88 of Paessler PRTG Hosted Monitor, you can implement single sign-on with Microsoft Entra ID. Here we take a look at how the setup works and what you have to do to remember one less password from now on. But first things first...
Why Microsoft Entra ID and not Microsoft Azure AD?
In 2023, Microsoft decided to rename Microsoft Azure AD (AAD) to its new name Microsoft Entra ID. Only the name is changing.
To make the transition seamless for you and your organization, there are no changes to any Azure AD capabilities, APIs, login URLs, PowerShell cmdlets, Microsoft authentication library (MSAL), developer experiences, or tooling.
Microsoft TechCommunity (source)
Now that we've got that out of the way, let's take a closer look at what use cases there are where PRTG Hosted Monitor interacts with Entra ID. And how to set all this up. It's going to be great! 🥳
When to use SSO with Entra ID in PRTG?
If you rely on Azure Active Directory Domain Services in your company, there are good reasons to connect your PRTG Hosted Monitor to it. This way you can log in to PRTG with your Windows credentials. User management will be easier and the users will have one less password to remember.
Set up and configure SSO with Entra ID
Before you can use single sign-on with Entra ID, you need to set up a few things. The setup is basically structured in four steps.
1️⃣ Step 1: Register your app
2️⃣ Step 2: Create a client secret
3️⃣ Step 3: Connect your PRTG instance to Entra ID
4️⃣ Step 4: Invite other users
Our colleagues from the documentation team have created an illustrated step-by-step guide for you. There you will be guided through all menus and can configure SSO easily. You can find the guide in our Knowledge Base: ✅ How to integrate Microsoft Entra ID into PRTG Hosted Monitor.
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