Thursday, 1 March 2018

How to configure single sign on with SAP passports?

This article answers following queries:

  • How to configure single sign on with SAP passports?
  • How to access multitude of SAP websites without having to enter S-user and password?
  • What is an SAP passport?
  • How to install SAP passport?
  • What are the benefits or advantages of configuring single sign using sap passport?
  • How to create single sign on certificate for Service Market Place?
  • How to apply for an SAP Passport in Service Market Place?
  • What are the websites, that support using single sign on with sap passports?
  • Which browsers support single sign on with SAP passports?
  • What are the pre-requisites for single sign on configuration with SAP Passports?

Basis administrator logins to Service Market Place (SMP) and other related sap websites regularly to perform various activities like sap note search, raising an Oss message, creating/maintaining s-users, open connection to SAP and downloading patches etc.

We encounter a situation like SMP prompts to authenticate multiple times. It is very time consuming/cumbersome process, as we have to key in s-user id and password whenever we perform any action. Remembering s-user id is a challenge as it would be like S followed by 10 digits. Even if some of the browsers facilitate “remember password” option, it won’t serve the purpose as system prompts multiple times to enter credentials.

To simplify this process there is a concept known as “single sign on” for SMP. If this is configured in a browser with sap passport, then SMP won’t prompt to authenticate always and it uses single sign certificate instead. This saves lot of time and effort for a basis administrator.

SAP passport is a x.509 client certificate. It is an alternative way of authenticating without providing S-user id and password. Once single sign on is configured with sap passport, it enables to access following sap websites without entering s-user and password.

  • SAP support portal
  • SAP ONE Support Launchpad
  • SAP’s public website
  • SAP Store
  • SAP Community
  • SAP Partner Edge

Pre-requisite: You need to have one of the following most recent browsers
  • Internet explorer (10 or 11)
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari

Please follow below process to configure single sign on with sap passport.

     Please click on below link

It results in below page

Click on “Apply for an SAP Passport” button in above screen.

It directs to following screen and prompts you to enter your S-user and password.

Please provide and click “Log On”, which results in below screen

Please enter password of s-user in above screen and click on “Apply for SAP Passport” button. It results in below screen. 

In above screen, please provide password again and click on “Apply” button. This creates SAP Passport and displays below screen.

Now, click on “Download the SAP Passport” button and wait for few seconds for download to take place and complete.

Please click on downloaded SAP Passport to install it.

Select option as shown above and click Next button. It displays below screen

Please click Next.

 In above screen, please provide password and click Next.

Please click Next

Please click Finish in above screen. It displays below screen.

Please click on Yes to install certificate. It displays that import was successful.

That’s all. Single sign on with sap passport configuration is complete and it allows you to enter all above mentioned sap websites without having to enter s-user and password.

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Happy new year 2018

Hello my dear friends,

Wish you a very happy new year 2018. 

Yours Lovingly,

Durga Prasad