# Membership

For each organization, there are two levels of access:

  • members can view any data in the Insights dashboard, but cannot make changes
  • admins can make changes, install the Insights Agent, and access the API

# Managing Members

To add a new user to your organization, go to your organization's settings page. You can then enter an email address, and decide what their level of access should be. For members you can further restrict access to particular clusters by unchecking All Clusters and clicking the check boxes next to each cluster that user should have access to.

add a user

Once a user has been added to the organization, you can edit their access by clicking the icon next to their name

edit a user

# Namespace Restrictions

Particular namespaces can be hidden from the UI for member users. This is helpful if members don't need to see issues e.g. related to kube-system.

To hide a particular namespace from the UI, you can add the following annotation to it:


Note that this will not prevent member users from accessing data about those namespaces - they will still be able to view the raw reports, which may contain information about those namespaces. These namespaces will only be hidden from the Action Items table and other visual interfaces.

# Single Sign-On - Beta

Fairwinds Insights supports Single Sign-On via a SAML identity provider.

# Identity Provider Setup

ACS URL: https://insights.fairwinds.com/v0/organizations/<orgname>/auth/saml Entity ID: fairwinds-insights Name ID: Email Address Attributes:

  • firstName: User's first name
  • lastName: User's Last Name
  • isOwner: true if this user should have admin access to the org. False if they should not. Omit this attribute to handle authorization within Insights
  • teams: A list of teams to grant the user access to. Defaults to view access to each team but an additional role can be specified as <team>/<role>

# Insights Setup

The https://insights.fairwinds.com/v0/organizations/<orgname>/saml endpoint can be used to save SAML settings.

A URL to download metadata from and a list of email domain names to allow SAML access from are the configurable options.

  "metadataUrl": "<url>",
  "domains": [
        "emailDomain": "example.com"

The https://insights.fairwinds.com/v0/organizations/<orgname>/sso-strict endpoint can be used to restrict an organization to only be viewable to a user that has logged in via SAML.

  "enabled": true

It's recommended to make sure that you have the admin token for your organization saved somewhere safe before enabling this because it's possible to be locked out of your organization.

# Logging in

Currently to login via SAML you must go to a special URL: https://insights.fairwinds.com/v0/organizations/<orgname>/auth/saml