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Provision users & roles in ABAP from Active Directory

Hello: I'm trying to figure out if it is possible to provision User-Role mapping to ABAP system based on Active Directory. It is clear Active Directory can be used as a leading user store. What is not clear from the documentation is whether AD can be used as a repository for ABAP roles as well. Would like to know if there is a native integration between ABAP and AD whereby not only users but user-role mapping can be provisioned. In AS Java this is accomplished by mapping AD groups to Java UME roles. Looking for a similar function. I realize SAP IDM and Access Control (GRC) can be used as provisioning engines but want to try the AD approach. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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  • Posted on Nov 01, 2019 at 11:40 AM

    Hello Sam,

    I'm not sure I understand your goal here.

    You want to provision ABAP roles based on AD attributes, but without something like IDM or Access Control? Instead you want to find a connection directly between AD and ABAP system to do this?

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    Regards,

    Steffi.

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  • Posted on Nov 01, 2019 at 02:43 PM

    Correct Steffi. We want to be able to sync user, user-role mapping from AD directly to ABAP without using an "IDM" solution in between.

    Thanks

    -Sam

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