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Steps to decommission SAP IDM production

Dear SAP IDM experts,

Could you please guide me on the steps to decommission a SAP IDM production system.

Is there anything to be added other than this ?

1. Disable repositories for each of the systems.

2. Disable and De-configure the jobs needed for each connector.

3. Take backup of the IDM database

4. Delete all repositories

Do we need to follow the steps below ? Are they mandatory ?

5. Delete connectors

6. Drop the database

7. Unistall the system

Thanks and Regards,


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    Posted on Jul 09 at 12:59 PM

    Hi Syam,

    depends on what you want to achieve. If you want to shutdown SAP IDM operations it is enough to stop all dispatchers. Then SAP IDM stops working and you have shut it down. If you want to make that permanent, delete the dispatcher service i.e. uninstall it using the dispatcherutil and/or OS level tools.

    If you want to ensure that SAP IDM does not interact again then it would be a good idea to change credentials on the technical users that connects to backend systems. An easy way to do that would be in the SAP IDM repositories to add additional characters to the user name e.g. -DEACTIVATED. There are many other options to achieve this.

    I do not see the need of deleting anything. Given me the task I would backup the DB and then drop the tables. A clean uninstall is recommended when there is the possibility ahead that SAP IDM will be reinstalled on the same servers/DB instances.



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