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Selecting the Security method for a landscape of SAP BW & BOE & SAP EP


I am BW Consultant with BOE experience.

But i could not use the Landscape such as SAP BW as Warehouse Solution, BOBJ(WebI, Crystal, Xcelsius) as reporting tool and SAP EP as frontend Portal to view all reports.

Now i am in a project where i am using Landscape mentioned above.

Now the question is in this scenario, what is the best practice for security and SSO implementation.

We have installed the SAP BW and BOE. Also BOBJ Integration kit. Now After installing the BOBJ Integration kit, as a post installation & Configuration step we need to import SAP Users and Roles in CMC for 'SAP Authenticaion'. But at this moment we have not decided any approach about the security.

If i mport SAP Users and Roles in to CMC of BOE, is it possible to use AD/LDAP appraoch in the later stage?

Please suggest me best approach to implement the Security and SSO.

Thanks in Advance


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    Posted on Oct 12, 2010 at 10:25 PM

    Thanks Ingo for the reply..

    One sipmle doubt for me at this stage...

    Since just now we have installed the BW and BOE just few days back. what Users and Roles will be available to import in to CMC. Its all about standard Users and Roles. Since i had not worked in the Security, all these confusion.

    Last reply actually answered my previous question. Thankyou!



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  • Posted on Oct 12, 2010 at 06:31 AM


    that depends a little bit on what the customer would like to do. You could use standard SAP SSO starting from the portal to BOE to BW. the other option is as well to use Windows AD or LDAP - which then will require you to use SNC. if you provide some more details then I can provide more details .


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    • Hi,

      My confusion as you said, whether both SAP SSO or LDAP/Windows AD will provide same functionality in our landscape?.

      >> so that decision depends on each customer's landscape and choice of primary user authentication

      And we have installed BOBJ Integration Kit now. Is it mandatory to import the SAP Users and Roles now itself in to CMC?

      > yes - even if you decide lets say that Windows AD is your primary user authentication you still will need the SAP credentials


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