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SAP IDM Connection to Ariba

HI Experts,

We are on IDM 7.2 Service Pack 9 Patch Level 6

We need to connect our IDM system to Ariba. I believe that we don't have a connector available for SAP to Ariba.

What is the best way to do this? If we have to use webservices is there any standard documentation that we can refer to?

Regards,

Aman

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    Posted on Mar 12, 2016 at 10:52 AM

    Hi Aman,

    I just finished integrating IDM 7.2 SP10 with Ariba, and we did it using privileges as Ariba groups. The provisioning was done using flat files (1 for user master information and 1 for user-to-group assignment) that were sent (via SFTP) to PI. PI picked up the 2 flat files and converted them into the format accepted by Ariba.

    Hopefully this helps,

    Rick

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  • Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 09:46 AM

    Hi Aman

    Ariba has the SAP ECC Sync program to replicate roles across to groups.

    You could have shell roles and provision via IdM to ECC and then run the sync across

    I'm not sure if fixed, but there was some code/bug issue with replicating the user master across due to timezone length (reported that last year but haven't been close to it). The other main drawn back is the code makes use of the PFCG long description field to list the groups (bad use of it and I wish they had a table or some mapping to achieve this instead).

    Program: /ARBA/MASTER_DATA_EXPORT

    SM30 table: /ARBA/USR_GRP (add all the roles you want in the sync in that table)

    PFCG - each shell role should have the group listed as a single line within the long description

    Regards

    Colleen

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    • Hi Aman

      I can't comment on your PO/IdM Integration. I actually don't have much idM experience and only jumped in this thread due to Ariba/ECC integration knowledge

      What you could attempt to do is see what API/function module has been exposed on Ariba side that consumes the ECC file. If you can figure that our with the development team then you could attempt to write some type of script within IdM that can build a flat file.

      Not sure if it's possible but can you have a dummy system in IdM for Ariba and have all of the Ariba Groups or mappings.

      If you find this is technically possible then your provisioning is IdM > flat file > Ariba (possibly via PI/PO)

      If you use the ECC to Ariba program that i mentioned you won't be passing information back to IdM. You will treat the SAP ECC shell role like a normal SAP ECC role. The user is assigned the role via IdM and it provisions to SAP ECC. Afterwards, the program is scheduled and calculates the access within SAP ECC to provision to Ariba

      So your provisioning for Ariba would be IdM > SAP ECC > Ariba

      Regards

      Colleen

  • Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 09:33 PM

    Hi Aman,

    I don't think so. At least I did not see a mention here.

    I think your best alternative is to open a note.

    Matt

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  • Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 08:17 AM

    No connector available afaik.

    Regarding custom connector: this depends on the web services you have available in Ariba.

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