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Reference System - BIG PAIN... Why?

EP5, SP5 using Logon Tickets.

We've configured our corporate LDAP ids to be "friendly" user names, such as "Jay Brown". Since these ids are not the same in R/3, we looked into the reference system concept. What this delivers is EXACTLY what we need; however, it comes at a huge price that makes no sense to me.

When I map my reference ID to my portal ID through the usermapping interface, the portal will attempt to verify these credentials. Additionally, each time I login to the portal, the portal will verify my credentials with the reference system.

This is a real pain! Why should I have an entire R/3 client that has ALL of out portal users on it? Why can't the Portal issue the ticket based on the fact that the Portal Admin mapped the R/3 id to the Portal id?

- Jay

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  • Posted on Oct 01, 2003 at 07:07 PM


    There are many pros and cons for the way we have realized this feature. What I can tell you is that the uid/pw check is only made when you click the save button in the ui (for the single system that has the flag ?r3usernamereference=1? in systems.xml). After that, the R/3 user name is stored and no more connects are made during logon.

    For the post EP6 future planning we?re considering about other ways of maintaining R/3 user names (by some kind of mass import carried out by an admin).


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      I am also facing same kind of problem. We have NT authentication on portal but we want SAP user ids to be mapped in portal . We used the r3usernamerefrence method. I have only one SAP system to connect, but when after logging into portal and mapping the user ids and password. I was expecting portal to use logon ticket instead of user id and password, as mentioned in portal admin guide. but when I saw the source of html for my iview which conencts to SAP. It shows the url which has sap user id and password written without encryption. Also I doubt in r3usernameref portal is using the logon ticket for logging in to SAP because I changed the logon ticket inportal and have not imported in SAP, its still logging into SAP.

      Also if I change my SAP password should I have to change the same in portal also.



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