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IDM and SAP Business Warehouse


Hi,
There is a project which wants to integrate SAP portal with SAP BO and
SAP BW. The SAP portal is currently protected by NAM and is using our
LDAP (eDirectory) as its user store and roles are assigned based on LDAP
user groups but I've been told the SAP BW system cannot use LDAP as its
user store. They are proposing to write a little application to present
a user creation form to create accounts in the SAP BW system. I have
suggested they should consider whether to use IDM to populate the SAP BW
user database.
Therefore would we use one of the SAP drivers or a Database driver to
generate accounts in SAP BW? Would this be the best way to approach
this or is there a more sensible approach? I have very little or no
knowledge of SAP.
Regards
Mark


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Re: IDM and SAP Business Warehouse

On 12/15/2015 12:24 PM, ratclma wrote:
>
> Hi,
> There is a project which wants to integrate SAP portal with SAP BO and
> SAP BW. The SAP portal is currently protected by NAM and is using our
> LDAP (eDirectory) as its user store and roles are assigned based on LDAP
> user groups but I've been told the SAP BW system cannot use LDAP as its
> user store. They are proposing to write a little application to present
> a user creation form to create accounts in the SAP BW system. I have
> suggested they should consider whether to use IDM to populate the SAP BW
> user database.
> Therefore would we use one of the SAP drivers or a Database driver to
> generate accounts in SAP BW? Would this be the best way to approach
> this or is there a more sensible approach? I have very little or no
> knowledge of SAP.


SAP is a BEAST! However...

There are two parts to the BW/BI system as I recall. One is Business
Objects (the old Crystal Reports) that needs an auth source. They have
a funny name for it in SAP land which I forget. Lots of letters with B
in it.

Then there is the BW instance itself which can have a ABAP stack (which
means you can use the SAP UM driver to push users into it).





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Re: IDM and SAP Business Warehouse


Thanks Geoff. yes I was told there are Business Objects users who
access that with their AD account (if they are in our corporate AD). We
also have some users from our alliance partner who have accounts in
something called BO Enterprise as they wouldn't have corporate AD
accounts, don't think there are many of these so probably best to not
try and intergrate them with IDM?
But the BW part was the one I was most interested in because if I can
use the SAP UM driver to push users into it from our B2B LDAP eDirectory
via IDM that would be perfect. I would presume we could add them to
roles or groups in LDAP which mapped to roles within SAP BW.
geoffc;263400 Wrote:
> On 12/15/2015 12:24 PM, ratclma wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> > There is a project which wants to integrate SAP portal with SAP BO

> and
> > SAP BW. The SAP portal is currently protected by NAM and is using

> our
> > LDAP (eDirectory) as its user store and roles are assigned based on

> LDAP
> > user groups but I've been told the SAP BW system cannot use LDAP as

> its
> > user store. They are proposing to write a little application to

> present
> > a user creation form to create accounts in the SAP BW system. I have
> > suggested they should consider whether to use IDM to populate the SAP

> BW
> > user database.
> > Therefore would we use one of the SAP drivers or a Database driver to
> > generate accounts in SAP BW? Would this be the best way to approach
> > this or is there a more sensible approach? I have very little or no
> > knowledge of SAP.

>
> SAP is a BEAST! However...
>
> There are two parts to the BW/BI system as I recall. One is Business
> Objects (the old Crystal Reports) that needs an auth source. They have
> a funny name for it in SAP land which I forget. Lots of letters with B
> in it.
>
> Then there is the BW instance itself which can have a ABAP stack (which
> means you can use the SAP UM driver to push users into it).



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Re: IDM and SAP Business Warehouse

> Thanks Geoff. yes I was told there are Business Objects users who
> access that with their AD account (if they are in our corporate AD). We
> also have some users from our alliance partner who have accounts in
> something called BO Enterprise as they wouldn't have corporate AD
> accounts, don't think there are many of these so probably best to not
> try and intergrate them with IDM?


Sorry, no idea there.

> But the BW part was the one I was most interested in because if I can
> use the SAP UM driver to push users into it from our B2B LDAP eDirectory
> via IDM that would be perfect. I would presume we could add them to
> roles or groups in LDAP which mapped to roles within SAP BW.


You will be shocked at the number of Roles in SAP....

> geoffc;263400 Wrote:
>> On 12/15/2015 12:24 PM, ratclma wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi,
>>> There is a project which wants to integrate SAP portal with SAP BO

>> and
>>> SAP BW. The SAP portal is currently protected by NAM and is using

>> our
>>> LDAP (eDirectory) as its user store and roles are assigned based on

>> LDAP
>>> user groups but I've been told the SAP BW system cannot use LDAP as

>> its
>>> user store. They are proposing to write a little application to

>> present
>>> a user creation form to create accounts in the SAP BW system. I have
>>> suggested they should consider whether to use IDM to populate the SAP

>> BW
>>> user database.
>>> Therefore would we use one of the SAP drivers or a Database driver to
>>> generate accounts in SAP BW? Would this be the best way to approach
>>> this or is there a more sensible approach? I have very little or no
>>> knowledge of SAP.

>>
>> SAP is a BEAST! However...
>>
>> There are two parts to the BW/BI system as I recall. One is Business
>> Objects (the old Crystal Reports) that needs an auth source. They have
>> a funny name for it in SAP land which I forget. Lots of letters with B
>> in it.
>>
>> Then there is the BW instance itself which can have a ABAP stack (which
>> means you can use the SAP UM driver to push users into it).

>
>


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