New Relic Android App Now Offers SAML and Plugin Support

Hey Android users, we’ve got some awesome news: Now the New Relic Android app supports data from New Relic Platform and offers SAML support!

First launched back in May, our Android app version 1.5 now lets you create and deploy a variety of different plugins to optimize your entire app environment via New Relic Platform. That means all the plugins that you create and manage through the New Relic web dashboard will be available to monitor through your Android device as well.

Saml plugin

We added SAML/SSO support because it’s been an important feature request from many of our customers. Large enterprise firms especially need to keep their data secure, and with the proliferation of BYOD, a feature like SAML is increasing in importance. Although the flow of the application is briefly interrupted to authenticate a new account through SAML, we believe that the security benefits are well worth this interruption.

Now every account a user is associated with will be checked to see if it requires SAML authentication. If yes, then they will be directed through an SSO login to gather all the needed tokens for authentication.

So if you’re a New Relic user with an Android phone, give the new features a try and if you have any questions, feel free to let us know on our Community Forum.

larry@newrelic.com'

Larry Wegener has been developing Android applications since 2010. After receiving his degree from DePaul University, he began developing mobile apps professionally first for the iOS platform. He quickly moved to the Android platform because of client demand and has been developing Android applications ever since. He has developed apps for Postcard on the Run, Food Network, Google and Intel. He’s currently developing Android applications for New Relic at their Portland Oregon office after a lifetime of living in the Upper Midwest. He can be contacted at larry@newrelic.com View posts by .

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