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Set up and administer Splunk Observability Cloud 🔗

One of the first steps in getting started with Observability Cloud is setting up your organization. In Observability Cloud, an organization, or account, is the highest-level security grouping. For example, data within an organization cannot be accessed by other organizations and their users.

To set up your organization, create and carry out a plan that addresses key aspects of your organization as covered below. Many of these tasks require administrator permissions and some tasks might need to be performed on an ongoing administrative basis beyond the initial setup.

What can I do to set up and administer my organization? 🔗

Here are key aspects of your Observability Cloud organization to plan for and set up:

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Link to documentation

Set up authentication that follows your security protocols

Data Management

For information, see Configure SSO integrations for Splunk Observability Cloud and Allow Splunk Observability Cloud services in your network.

Invite administrators to help with the setup process

Settings > Users

For information, see Create and manage users in Splunk Observability Cloud.

Create access tokens to authenticate API calls and data ingestion

Settings > Access Tokens

For information, see Create and manage organization access tokens using Splunk Observability Cloud.

Create and configure teams to ensure that correct groups of users have easy access to relevant dashboards and alerts

Settings > Teams

For information, see Create and manage teams in Splunk Observability Cloud.

Invite users

Settings > Users

For information, see Create and manage users in Splunk Observability Cloud.

Integrate with notification services to enable team workflows and communication channels

Data Management

For information, see Send alert notifications to third-party services using Splunk Observability Cloud.

Create global data links

Settings > Global Data links

For information, see Link metadata to related resources using global data links in Splunk Observability Cloud.

Understand your subscription usage

Settings

For information about APM subscription usage, see Monitor Splunk APM subscription usage.

For information about Infrastructure Monitoring subscription usage, see Monitor Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring subscription usage.

For information about usage metrics for Observability Cloud, see View organization metrics for Splunk Observability Cloud.