Implement a Compliant Identity Management Solution for Effective Provisioning, Reporting, and Role Management
- by Chris Knapik, Senior Consultant
- Mira Doneva, Manager
- Debi Mohanty, Manager, Deloitte & Touche LLP
- September 8, 2010
Learn how to achieve efficient, compliant, and secure management of user accounts and identities with SAP NetWeaver Identity Management (SAP NetWeaver IDM). Step through an overview of SAP NetWeaver IDM, including the product’s architecture and integration capabilities.
SAP NetWeaver Identity Management (SAP NetWeaver IDM) provides provisioning capabilities for SAP and third-party applications. You can integrate it with SAP BusinessObjects Access Control to comply with regulatory requirements and build a solid foundation for an identity infrastructure.
SAP NetWeaver Identity Management (SAP NetWeaver IDM) 7.1 has worked out many of the initial hiccups of its predecessor, SAP NetWeaver IDM 7.0, and is designed to establish compliant and business-driven identity management by:
- Centralizing management of user identities for SAP and non-SAP systems
- Providing compliant end-to-end automation for user identities via integration with SAP BusinessObjects GRC solutions and SAP ERP
- Enabling role-based access controls
- Leveraging rule-driven workflow/approval processes
SAP NetWeaver IDM also seeks to produce efficiencies, strengthen accountability, and extend the IT systems support of businesses within the areas depicted in Figure 1. SAP NetWeaver IDM provides enhanced control for user identities within an SAP ERP landscape, including end-to-end compliant user provisioning, while minimizing time and cost.
SAP NetWeaver IDM impact
We’ll review the technical components of SAP NetWeaver IDM before explaining how it integrates with SAP BusinessObjects Access Control. Then we’ll walk you through three production and non-production scenarios to show you how it works in business terms.
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