Add an EOC site using pass-through authentication
EOC administrators have additional options to choose from when setting up EOC site authentication. Administrators can allow users to log in to EOC by either using a default EOC account, using customized credentials configured in the SolarWinds Platform Manage Accounts section, or using pass-through authentication.
Pass-through authentication expands on the EOC security models, providing a more flexible and scalable configuration. It provides an option to create a trust relationship between remote SolarWinds sites and EOC users.
Using pass-through authentication
By default, pass-through authentication is turned off. To ensure compatibility with pass-through authentication, SolarWinds recommends that you update your SolarWinds Platform remote instance to the most recent version.
The EOC user or group account must be associated with the credentials of an account that can access the SolarWinds site. The privileges granted to this remote instance account determine what site data the user or group members can access in EOC.
To enable pass-through authentication:
- From All Settings > User Accounts > Manage Accounts, .
You do not need to specify account credentials, however the account must exist on your remote SolarWinds site as well.
- Go to Manage SolarWinds Sites, and .
- If enabled for the remote site, the pass-through authentication option is preselected.
When you enable pass-through authentication, EOC maps the current user to the remote SolarWinds site. Upon a successful pairing, EOC queries data from the SolarWinds site according to the account's permission limitations.