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Datadog Cloud Monitoring Quick Start Guide

By : Thomas Kurian Theakanath
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Datadog Cloud Monitoring Quick Start Guide

By: Thomas Kurian Theakanath

Overview of this book

Datadog is an essential cloud monitoring and operational analytics tool which enables the monitoring of servers, virtual machines, containers, databases, third-party tools, and application services. IT and DevOps teams can easily leverage Datadog to monitor infrastructure and cloud services, and this book will show you how. The book starts by describing basic monitoring concepts and types of monitoring that are rolled out in a large-scale IT production engineering environment. Moving on, the book covers how standard monitoring features are implemented on the Datadog platform and how they can be rolled out in a real-world production environment. As you advance, you'll discover how Datadog is integrated with popular software components that are used to build cloud platforms. The book also provides details on how to use monitoring standards such as Java Management Extensions (JMX) and StatsD to extend the Datadog platform. Finally, you'll get to grips with monitoring fundamentals, learn how monitoring can be rolled out using Datadog proactively, and find out how to extend and customize the Datadog platform. By the end of this Datadog book, you will have gained the skills needed to monitor your cloud infrastructure and the software applications running on it using Datadog.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Section 1: Getting Started with Datadog
Section 2: Extending Datadog
Section 3: Advanced Monitoring

Implementing Single Sign-On

As with other popular SaaS applications, Datadog can be set up to use SSO, which allows users to log into the Datadog UI using existing credentials with a third-party platform such as Google or in-house authentication platforms such as Active Directory or Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).

Datadog uses Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) to implement third-party authentication for SSO.

Let's look at a few key single sign-on features that Datadog provides:

  • The SSO can be implemented using industry-standard authentication platforms and providers such as Active Directory, LDAP, Google, AuthO, and Okta.
  • By mapping SAML attributes to Datadog user roles, the authenticated users can be granted corresponding privileges.
  • Datadog permits Just-in-Time user provisioning, which avoids the requirements to create a user beforehand. A user will be created when they are logged in for the first time. A default user role can be set...