SAP Professional Journal –
Ameya Pimpalgaonkar shows how to configure SAP HANA Cloud Platform to switch from the standard identity provider (IDP) or SAP ID Service to instead authenticate users using your own custom identity provider. Every organization would want to maintain its own user store and identity management for security purposes. SAP HANA Cloud Platform by default uses the SAP ID Service, which requires users to be registered users on SCN. However, at the organization level, this makes no sense. This is why it is important to have custom identity providers. Learn how to configure a local IDP that you can create on the fly within Eclipse. You can create temporary users within Eclipse so that you can test the custom IDP-based authentication without any additional configuration. You can then use these users to run applications deployed on SAP HANA Cloud Platform.