Enterprise Portal- Authentication

Sunday, Septembe 2009

entication thing about portal is that user can be authenticated against LDAP. I have tried this with MS Active Directory, and it like a champ. It supports both Flat Hierarchy, and Deep Hierarchy. Please check with your LDAP admin what kind of chy your company is using. Do ask him/her to create a read only user which can be used to configure you LDAP ctor. Here are few advantages using LDAP: Don’t have to create user id for portal. Just imagine if you have1000’s of users. One less password to remember, as it will be same as LDAP It is easy to setup.

f you don’t have LDAP you can still create local user, which work fine as well. For our test servers we will be using local as I don’t have the infrastructure to setup a LDAP server.

an use both database as well as LDAP repository for authentication. Generally company's use database for external users DAP for company employee

ecting Portal to LDAP Data Source. Make sure you test the connection and if you have a LDAP account. Try to sign ng that account. You should be able to sign on and should only get an empty page

nnect to LDAP follow the following steps. Logon to portal System Administration >> System configuration >>UM configuration Go to Data Source tab - By default it is Data source is Database. You can change this to your corporate LDAP Go to LDAP server and put the LDAP server and user and do check the user path from your administrator. Test the connection and then save. You are done. You can use a test id to logon and you will see blank page like below

e a Portal user in Database

ate a local user in SAP Portal. Login with a user, who has user administrator role. You should see user administration o to users and click on create user. the fields shown below and hit create. Don't forget the password

User Administration >Roles . tal it works like this. role from drop down and search for super* .logon using portal1 the initial screen will look like ning the user super admin role e make one of the test user portal2 as super admin. All you have to do is assign the user super admin role. You open the role and add the user(s). Just like you SAP R/3 assign the user sap_all profile.

h for portal* and check portal2 and click Add.on edit. Click save to save .

and give just User administration role. . If the user don't have any role will have no tabs. Each tab is ated with a role. sign on with portal2 and you can see that this user has all the authorization. enter a super user ID and password below) For the changes to take effect you have to restart portal. Look how the tabs changed. Lets go and disable sap* System Administration> System configuration > UM configuration ck Enable SAP* user (If you disable the SAP* user.ince we have created a super account. will create another user support1.

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