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Former Member
Mar 13, 2013 at 12:37 PM

AD authentication using LDAP & role of SAP username character length restriction in the overall scenario


We are in the middle of SAP ECC6 EHP5 implementation; our implementer now came up and said that SAP does not support more than 12 characters as user name. Our plans were to use LDAP and authenticate our users from MS AD. But this is pushing us to reduce the character size of our AD user names.

In our organization AD user name is also the users EMAIL as well so it is very convenient to remember. Truncating user names to 12 characters organization wide is somewhat seems impossible.

We are going to use SAP GUI for our finance, HR and procurement to login where as employees (ESS users) will use SAP WEB GUI to login to their employee self service, please help ASAP.