Configure SAML with multiple accounts


In the SAML protocol, the entity ID uniquely identifies the service provider (New Relic) to your SAML provider. New Relic's default entity ID is This is sufficient if you have only a single SAML-enabled account.

When you configure multiple New Relic accounts with SAML, your SAML provider typically requires each account to have a unique entity ID. If you need to configure multiple accounts with separate SAML identities, use New Relic's custom entity ID feature.

Access to this feature depends on your subscription level.

Select custom entity IDs

New Relic's custom entity ID feature allows you to enable a unique entity ID for each of your accounts. You can then configure SAML SSO for them as a distinct application with your SAML provider. This allows you to centrally control user authentication to each of your accounts independently.

To select custom entity IDs:

  1. Follow standard procedures to set up SSO.
  2. In addition, from the Entity ID row on the Step 1. Configure page, select Use custom entity ID.

You must use the same entity ID to configure the application's setting with your SAML provider. Some SAML providers require you to create a new application configuration when changing the entity ID.

For more help

Additional documentation resources include:

  • SAML service providers (SAML service providers that New Relic supports for SSO integration)
  • Set up SSO (configuring, testing, and enabling your SAML certificate credentials with New Relic's Single Sign On feature)
  • Add users to SAML accounts (using New Relic's SSO feature to require users to confirm their account, or, for Enterprise or Volume accounts only, bypassing this feature and automatically making them active account users)
  • Create sub-accounts (setting up master accounts with sub-accounts so that users can view specific applications and not others)