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ESS MSS License for Users

Hello Sap Guru's

I have some doubts & want to have clarrification regarding ESS MSS License and the ERP System.

We have a scenario for ESS/MSS where the end users will be using for applying leaves ,payslips etc.We have procured license for ESS 80 & MSS 40 and ECC 140 end users.

Now we have 2 issues as below

First Scenario : AD(LDAP) User ID's are different from ECC system .For example AD will have UserID as JohnT and Backend its created as JohnTom and in order to access from portal USERID should be same .Over all there is mismatch in ID's.Is there any way we can use it without changing in backend system or at AD level.

Second Scenario : Many End user doesn't exist in ECC system and we want to give access for ESS/MSS through portal but this obviously won't work until and unless you have user created in backend system through ECC.

Will there be a license count if we create users in backend system for ESS MSS Employees.

Is there any document or link where we have clear picture on this part .

Expected to have your suggestions



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    Oct 20, 2015 at 08:54 PM

    Hello Irfan,

    I see 2 questions in you discussion.

    1- for LDAP-portal-ECC user mappings and config.

    First Scenario : You can maintain one of the fields of LDAP to keep backend system user mapping field. And then change portal's UME source as LDAP. And maintain ume datasource xml as showing the related user mapping field name.

    Second scenario: You must create a user in bacend system. No option without ABAP user.

    You can check below link for LDAP.

    Using an LDAP Directory Attribute as the ABAP User ID - Authentication on the Portal - SAP Library

    2- ESS/MSS users count?

    Yes, when you create a user in ABAP for ESS/MSS it counts.

    According to the User Licence Aggrement document any user even it is created out of SAP system counts if she or he is using SAP System's data directly or indirectly.

    But one user is counted only once. If counted as professional not counted for ESS any more.

    You can check the link


    Yuksel AKCINAR

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    • Former Member Yuksel AKCINAR

      Thanks Yuksel.

      I will check & follow the same approach & parallely I have opened a message with License/Auditing department - Will connect to SAP Account Manger to be on safer side.