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Apr 14, 2016 at 11:08 PM

Maintaining SAML and SAP SSO together


I need some help on configuring SAML SSO in BI platform.

I’m in the process of externalizing our BO(4.1 Sp4 patch 4 with Sql 2008 DB) so that it can be accessed from outside company network. We're using default tomact 7 bundled with platform package.

Our BI server is traditionally connected with single sign on to SAP netweaver portal and BW.

For this initiative, I need to connect our server directly to siteminder, so that any LDAP user will click an external URL. The user will be authenticated by IDX server and will be redirected to BO with SAML SSO. They don't have to log in again to BO again.

We’ve different kinds of contents like webintelligence, xcelcius dashbaords, design studio applications, analysis office applications.

I went through the admin guide, still not clear about the steps. It neither explains if SAP and SAML SSO can stay side by side. I also had a look at SAP note 1795949. I coudn't find anything relevant to my requirement

I basically need to know

  • Keeping SAP SSO intact, how can I configure SAML SSO in business object. I’m looking for some step by step instructons.
  • For SAML, what are the steps to be done in siteminder part. For ex, in case of SAP SSO, the keystore needs to be imported to portal and BW and connection to be created for BO.
  • Do I need to again configure LDAP authentication on top of SAP and assign aliases?
  • Will SAML support all applications mentioned above?

SAML is very new to me, please help.