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The following pages provide an overview about the various phases of an SAP NetWeaver IDM project. They provide guidelines about the implementation tasks associated with the corresponding phases and where to find documentation about each task.

 

Task                                                                 

Documents / Resources                                                                                                                        

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1. Determine landscape

- Product Availability Matrix (SMP login required)
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SAP NetWeaver Identity Management 7.1: Master Guide

(SMP login required)
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SAP NetWeaver Identity Management Identity Center: Installation Overview

(SMP login required)
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SAP NetWeaver Identity Management 7.1 - Sizing Guide

(SMP login required)
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Identity Center - Minimum System Requirements


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Identity Center - Staging Environment


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Identity Center - Disaster Recovery

Take into account:

  • Platform dependencies
  • Sizing requirements
  • Licensing
  • Transport landscape (development, quality, productive systems)

2. Define roles and responsibilities for the identity management implementation project

Customer-specific resources

This is an organizational step. Make sure you know who is responsible for which tasks within the implementation project.

3. Define business roles

Customer-specific resources

In this step, define your business roles. The more comprehensive that you are in this step, the more time you will save during and after the implementation.

4. Determine necessary frameworks and connectors to use in the landscape

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SAP NetWeaver Identity Management 7.1: Master Guide

(SMP login required)
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SAP NetWeaver Identity Management: IDM Connector Overview


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Identity Management for SAP System Landscapes: Architectural Overview

(SMP login required)
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Compliant Provisioning Using GRC Access Control - Architectural Overview


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Identity Services - Architectural Overview

 

5. Determine the leading system for attributes

Customer-specific resources
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Identity Management for SAP System Landscapes: Configuration Guide

(SMP login required)
See Section 1.2: Limitations and Considerations for each of the various use cases and connector types.

You may have multiple leading systems for different attributes, for example, SAP HCM for HR attributes and a telephone directory for telephone numbers. For each attribute, it should be clear which system is the leading system for the data to use.

6. Determine customer-specific requirements for:

  • Workflows and other processes

  • Reporting

  • Custom development / extending the implementation

Customer-specific resources
For information about the capabilities of SAP NetWeaver IDM for each of these areas, see:
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Identity Center - Provisioning


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Identity Center - Working with Roles and Privileges


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Identity Center - Implementing Role Approvals


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How to Create Approval Tasks in SAP NetWeaver Identity Management 7.1


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Identity Center - Self-Service Password Reset


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How To Reconcile Identity Data


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Identity Reporting Using SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse


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How To Create Reports with SAP NetWeaver Identity Management


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Identity Center - Generating Reports using Crystal Reports


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Sample Report for Crystal Reports


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SAP NetWeaver Identity Management - Identity Provider


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Extending the Provisioning Framework for SAP Systems


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Identity Center - Extension Framework


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Identity Center - MS Active Directory Password Hook


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Identity Center - Identity Store Schema

 

7. Create a plan for migrating old processes / products

CUA migration

 

8. Define the authorization concept for operating and managing SAP NetWeaver Identity Management

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Identity Center - User Management for the Identity Management User Interface

Determine which tasks require which authorizations and set up the authorization concept accordingly. For example, you might want to set up different authorizations for user and identity management, database management, or system management.


All resources are valid for SAP NetWeaver Identity Management Release 7.1 unless otherwise indicated.

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