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The purpose of this document is to explain the configuration done in GRC 5.3 Version- Risk Analysis Remediation.


The SAP Adapter is used to establish a connection between the SAP System and Risk Analysis and Remediation (RAR) through the Register Server Program.

SAP Adapter

The SAP Adapter is a continuously running interface between Risk Analysis and Remediation and the SAP back-end system where the SAP Adapter is defined. The SAP Adapter enables real time analysis in the Risk Terminator. Whenever Risk Terminator is triggered in the SAP back-end system, data is transmitted to the SAP Adapter and, subsequently, to Risk Analysis and Remediation. The SAP Adapter performs the risk analysis and sends the results back to the Risk Terminator.

Note: In AC 5.3 Support Package 8 if the J2EE is restarted the SAP adapter will restart automatically once the system is back up. If a back-end system utilized by the adapter is shutdown, the adapter will not automatically start. In the instance of a back-end connection loss, login to RAR and under Configuration and  verify that SAP Adapter connection is active, and if necessary, reactivate manually.

Steps for SAP Adapter creation and activation

  1. Create TCP/IP connector with registered program. Make sure that SAP Connector on front-end should have same Program ID as the RFC connector on the back-end.
  2. Set up /VIRSA/ZRTCNFG with name of RFC created in SM59 (above). For these RFCs to work properly, it is also necessary that the Program ID, specified as the registered server program for these RFCs in SM59, should also be registered in Visual Administrator.
  3. Create connector in RAR.
  4. When you save the connector the SAP Adapter is automatically created in disabled state.
  5. Activate connector.
  6. Then test connection in SM59 and it should return results similar to what is displayed below.