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SP 2 for SAP NetWeaver Single Sign-On 2.0 Now Available

SAP has released the SP2 for NetWeaver Single Sign-On with enhancements and new features including support for Kerberos constrained delegation, hardware security module support of Secure Login Server, logout functionality of Secure Login Web Client, and configuration of Secure Login Client using Windows proxy settings. For all the details, read the release note.

Constrained delegation is documented here on SDN. In this document, it is explained how the Kerberos protocol can be used to set up single sign-on from an SAP NetWeaver Application Server Java to both SAP and non-SAP backends, including Microsoft Sharepoint.

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SAP NetWeaver Single Sign-On 2.0 general available

At the beginning of August SAP has announced the general availability of SAP NetWeaver Single Sign-On 2.0. The official end of ramp-up date was July 25, 2013.

As posted before, SAP NW SSO 2.0 comes with a number of enhancements like

  • Kerberos-based SSO for ABAP functionality using SPNEGO
  • enhanced features for identity federation with SAML 2.0
  • new Password Manager component

Overview information can be found in the release note 1808526 and in the SAP community network (introductory video and blog).

REALTECH reviews vendor recommendations for the introduction of SAP HANA

REALTECH’s service involves the unbiased review of vendor implementation recommendations that may be tied to the sale of licenses or hardware. This provides customers with an independent opinion on existing recommendations on the course of action. They are given answers as to whether SAP HANA is the right solution for their requirements, whether they have chosen the appropriate hardware, and whether the proposed operational model has been carefully considered.

Proof of concept based on the customer’s specific scenarios

REALTECH’s SAP HANA proof of concept gives customers the opportunity to experience themselves how they can accelerate different types of data analysis with SAP HANA – regardless of whether they are using BW or Business Suite. The proof of concept is carried out on REALTECH’s SAP HANA and allows for an analysis of the results based on the customer’s specific data.

SAP NetWeaver Identity Management 7.2 SPS 08 now available

SAP has released Support Package Stack 08 for SAP NetWeaver Identity Management 7.2.

There are several enhancements and new features with SPS 08, e.g. new end user interfaces for HTML 5, the new logon help functionality, a system copy function, enhancements for approvals, and an updated GRC provisioning framework.

Details and How-To information can be found in the corresponding blog in the SAP SCN.

SPS 08 can be downloaded from SAP Service Marketplace. More information can be found in Release Note 1802423.

SAP Solution Manager now ITIL-certified!

“SAP is the first and currently only vendor awarded in all 15 certifiable ITIL processes of the Pink Elephant’s PinkVERIFY ITIL v2011 edition certification.”

To gain this consistency lots of SAP Solution Manager’s solution extensions made a contribution (e.g. SAP IT Infrastructure Management played a big role within the certification process for Service Asset & Configuration Management.).

…learn more from SAP’s Senior Solution Manager for SAP ITSM David Birkenbach on SCN: http://scn.sap.com/people/david.birkenbach/blog/2013/05/23/sap-solution-manager–itil-pink-verified