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PINNED Re-Login URL Problem in IDP Enabled Backend
Hi, When a user logout from the IDP-enabled K8/OCP-based installation, it forwards the user to the base URL to which a user can't log in. So they need to change URL to tenant again. That behaviour creates confusion on the user side. Thank you.

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Ability to switch between versions of API documentation

The customer would like to have an ability to switch between versions of API documentation: https://instana.github.io/openapi/. Currently, we are able to see only the latest version without any possibility to switch to any other version.
14 days ago in Instana / API-C / Common / Enterprise/Integration 0 Under review

Role Based Access Control - Add Functionallity to be able to limit access to specific Platforms (Vmware, HMC)

Hello.We would like to limit user access to see only specific applications and hosts. We create group and we can exclude/include scope for website, applications, mobileapps and kubernetes.But we cannot exclude Platforms view for HMC and Vmware. Re...
about 1 month ago in Instana / Enterprise/Integration 1 Functionality already exists

LDAP integration - automatic retrieve list of users and groups

It would be a useful feature that Instana, after the integration with LDAP, would automatically retrieve all users and groups from the LDAP according to the filter given in the LDAP configuration. This way administration of new users would be m...
11 months ago in Instana / Enterprise/Integration 5 Functionality already exists

Allow Instana data source in Grafana to "Skip TLS verify" when using proxy

The Instana plugin in Grafana doesn't work if you use the proxy mode and the Instana on-prem uses a self signed certificate. You get this error message:Proxy request failed" err="x509: certificate signed by unknown authority" Most other data sourc...
2 months ago in Instana / Enterprise/Integration 1 Under review

RBAC and specific role behavior for "agent management"

- Allow users to read the agents-list while not able to change loglevel or even reset/update every agent they like- Allow users to view configuration while not being able to change it (i.e. show AP configuration but not alter it)- Allow users to s...
2 months ago in Instana / Enterprise/Integration 0 Future consideration

Disable normal user login / automatically purge users from User DB

Customer wants to enable SSO. When they do this, they want to make sure that existing Instana users can no longer login with they email/password, and that new users can no longer create regular logins (only login via SSO).Once the user is deleted ...
6 months ago in Instana / Enterprise/Integration 3 Functionality already exists

Map Groups with SAML (Okta)

We have SSO setup for the Instana Backend using SAML with Okta. We would like to be able to map groups provided by the Idp to Instana roles/groups. The ability to map our internal LDAP groups to Instana groups would give us the ability to apply ac...
6 months ago in Instana / Enterprise/Integration / Security and Compliance 2 Functionality already exists

Implementing a RBAC based access for displaying the PII information in the tracing details

Hi Team, As we were evaluating the usage of Instana Real user monitoring, we saw a concern about all users be able to see the PII information like user name and email address, however we want to limit these details only to a specific set of users...
3 months ago in Instana / Enterprise/Integration / Real User Monitoring 2 Future consideration

Possibility to share custom dashboard with a group of users

Hi team, Currently it's only possible to have private or public custom dashboard. However when the dash is public it's for everyone with a choice of editors, but we would like to have also the choice of the viewers. Could you please open an FR on ...
8 months ago in Instana / Enterprise/Integration 0 Future consideration

Add Windows Active Directory group (Security Group) to Instana

As per support case #27832, We asked to add AD group to instana to provide the permission to groups, but that feature is not available it seems, please check to add AD group for providing permissions.
6 months ago in Instana / Enterprise/Integration 3 Not under consideration