A Step-by-Step Guide to Fetch Users From Microsoft Active Directory to ECC

  • by Muhammad Abdul Jamil, SAP BASIS Consultant, Orient Group of Companies
  • May 2, 2014
Muhammad Abdul Jamil provides this guide to connecting SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) and Microsoft Active Directory. You can fetch users along with details from the Active Directory to ECC rather than having to create them one by one on the ECC system.
Learning Objectives

Reading this article you will learn how to:

  • Easily configure the connection between SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) and Microsoft Active Directory.
  • Enable the ECC system to retrieve user information from Active Directory.
  • Schedule the synchronization of users from Active Directory and then manage it in the ECC database
Key Concept

The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) provides a central user repository in which you can centrally maintain user data. It helps avoid redundant, error-prone maintenance of user information in several systems and reduces total cost of ownership. 

Technical SAP Basis users may be asked to create thousands of users along with details such as address, telephone number, and email address. Instead they can easily import users along with the details from Microsoft Active Directory to SAP ERP Central Component (ECC).

Muhammad Abdul Jamil

Muhammad Abdul Jamil is an SAP Basis Administrator at the Orient Group of Companies. He has more than four years of SAP Basis experience. He has a degree in computer science and has worked in industries such as Beverages, Home Appliances, Food, and Chemicals. Previously, he worked at Siemens Pakistan Consulting and he completed four SAP projects (E2E) as a SAP technical (Basis) consultant at Siemens Pakistan Consulting.

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