SAP Business Objects is a business intelligence solution invented for firms of all sizes. It offers ad-hoc reporting functionalities within a set, predictive dashboard, Crystal reports, ETL( i.e extract, transform and load), OLAP (i.e. Online Analytical Processing). This product is available both in on-premise and cloud-based deployment opportunities.
For web applications that do not provide support for federated single sign-on, we have miniOrange Secure Single Sign-On browser plugins for SSO. Here, it is enabled on an application, where end users see an icon on their home pages and browsers, through this users can set and update their credentials. ( In the secure store for that application only).
miniOrange Supports all Browser Extension
- miniOrange Secure Single Sign-On Plugins for SSO support all popular web browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.
- Browser plugin a secure driven post to the application login page, signing in the user automatically on their behalf. - The plug-in does not store the credentials anywhere and they are discarded once the user has signed into the application.
- Users credentials are stored in an encrypted format by using AES encryption with the combination of a customer-specific private key. When a user clicks the application icon, miniOrange securely posts the username/password to the app login page over SSL and the user is automatically logged in.
miniOrange Identity Management Features
Single Sign On
miniOrange Single Sign On (SSO) Solution provides easy and seamless access to all enterprise resources with one set of credentials. miniOrange also provides secure authentication by establishing a trust relationship between the Service Provider and Identity Provider. miniOrange Single Sign On supports SSO to any type of devices or applications whether they are in the cloud or on-premise. Learn More
Secure your SAP Business Objects application from password thefts using multi-factor authentication methods with 15+ authentication types provided by miniOrange. Our multi-factor authentication methods prevent unauthorized users from accessing information and resources having password alone as an authentication factor. Enabling second-factor authentication for SAP Business Objects protects you against password thefts. Learn More
miniOrange provides IP blocking/IP restriction for SAP Business Objects login which adds security to Gmail, Web and other applications. In this, we provide you option for IP blocking which includes both automatic (based on user behavior) and manual IP blocking which includes blacklisting and whitelisting of IP addresses to provide access restriction, the office only access, intranet access & network restriction. Learn More
miniOrange Adaptive Authentication aims to provide a better experience to reduce the authentication burder on users while enforcing strong authentication where it is needed the most. For example, when a user attempts to access an application via an unregistered device then they may be prompted to register it. If the user logs in from a geographical location other than their office, they may be asked to answer security questions. Learn More
miniOrange User Provisioning provides an easy way of creation, management and maintenance of end users especially for large enterprises to reduce the risk for unauthourized access of information. User proviosiong includes the creation, updation and deletion of user accounts. User provisioning makes life easier for admins because they do not have to manually arrange access for each user. Learn More
We can connect with any External IDP/Directory
miniOrange provides user authentication from external directories like ADFS, Microsoft Active Directory, Azure AD, OpenLDAP, Google, AWS Cognito etc. It also provides user authentication with other IDPs like Shibboleth, PING, Okta, OneLogin, KeyCloak and many more.
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Step 1: Configure SAP Business Objects in miniOrange
- Log in as a customer from the Admin Console.
- Go to Apps >> Manage Apps. Click on Configure Apps button.
- Click on Browser Add on / Form Post tab .
- Select SAP Business Objects app.
- Select Group name as default.
- Here you can see the following two options
- INDIVIDUAL LOGIN ACCOUNT : If each user has a different username and password for the app, admin should choose an individual login account option, so that users can save their username and password from the user portal themselves.
- SHARED LOGIN ACCOUNT :If multiple users are allowed to access the app via same credentials assigned by admin, admin should choose share Login Account option.
- Go to miniOrange dashboard and select User Dashboard from right side menu.
- Scroll down on the same page under the section of configure your cloud apps section and search for SAP Business Objects app, on the app icon you will find setting option. Click on it and select Configure. (If you are unable to find app in this list then please contact us.)
- Once you done with configuration, scroll up on same page, under the SIGN-IN TO YOUR FAVOURITE CLOUD APPS section search for SAP Business Objects app. On SAP Business Objects app icon, click on the download symbol.
- It will redirect you to add extension page. Now, click on the Add to Chrome.
- Click on Add extension.
- Now, miniOrange extension is added in your extension
- Click on the app icon from miniOrange user portal, you will be redirected to SAP Business Objects login page.
- Now browser extension will fill the username and password credentials automatically. Once enabled, end users can see an icon on their browser which auto-fills username and password on the application login page and submit the page automatically to let user access the app.
- Now, you can see the homepage of the app.
Step 2: Choose Your User Directory
2.1: Setup AD as User Directory
- Log in to miniOrange dashboard from the Admin Console.
- From the Side Menu, Click on User Stores >> Add User Store
- STORE LDAP CONFIGURATION IN MINIORANGE: Choose this option if you want to keep your configuration in miniOrange. If active directory is behind a firewall, you will need to open the firewall to allow incoming requests to your AD.
- STORE LDAP CONFIGURATION ON PREMISE: Choose this option if you want to keep your configuration in your premise and only allow access to AD inside premises. You will have to download and install miniOrange gateway in your premise.
- Enter LDAP Display Name and LDAP Identifier of your choice. Select Directory Type as Active Directory.
- Enter the LDAP Server URL or IP Address against LDAP Server URL field.
- Go to AD FS-> Domain-> respective Users -> Properties-> Attribute Editor. Now copy the value of distinguishedName and paste it against Bind Account DN.
- Enter the valid password for the user from above step.
- Search Base is the location in the directory where the search for a user begins.
- If you want to add extra conditions on user search you can add it in Search Filter. Select a suitable Search Filter from the Drop-Down. To use custom Search Filter select "Custom Search Filter" option and provide the search filter in the input field that shows up.
- You can also configure following options while setting up AD.
Here's the list of the attributes and what it does when we enable it. You can enable/disable accordingly.
||All user authentications will be done with LDAP credentials if you Activate it
|Sync users in miniOrange
||Users will be created in miniOrange after authentication with LDAP
||If LDAP credentials fail then user will be authenticated through miniOrange
|Allow users to change password
||This allows your users to change their password. It updates the new credentials in your LDAP server
|Enable administrator login
||On enabling this, your miniOrange Administrator login authenticates using your LDAP server
|Show IdP to users
||If you enable this option, this IdP will be visible to users
|Send Configured Attributes
||If you enable this option, then only the attributes configured below will be sent in attributes at the time of login
- Click on Save. After this, it will show you the list of User stores. Click on Test Configuration to check whether you have enter valid details. For that, it will ask for username and password.
- On Successful connection with LDAP Server, a success message is shown.
- Click on Test Attribute Mapping.
- Enter a valid Username. Then, click on Test. Mapped Attributes corresponding to the user are fetched.
- After successful Attribute Mapping Configuration, go back to the ldap configuration and enable Activate LDAP in order to authenticate users from AD/LDAP.
2.2: Setup miniOrange as a User Store
- Log in to miniOrange dashboard from the Admin Console.
- There are 3 ways to setup miniOrange as an Identity Source
2.2.1 Create User in miniOrange
2.2.2 Bulk Upload Users
2.2.3 Self User Registration
2.2.1 Create User in miniOrange
- Click on Users >> Add User.
- Here, fill the user details without the password and then click on the Create User button.
- Click on On Boarding Status tab. Check the email, with the registered e-mail id and select action Send Activation Mail with Password Reset Link from Select Action dropdown list and then click on Apply button.
- Now, Open your email id. Open the mail you get from miniOrange and then click on the link to set your account password.
- On the next screen, enter the password and confirm password and then click on the Reset Password button.
- Now, you can log in into miniOrange account by entering your credentials.
2.2.2 Bulk Upload Users in miniOrange via Uploading CSV File.
- Navigate to Users >> User List. Click on Add User button.
- In Bulk User Registration download sample csv format from our console and edit this csv file according to the instructions.
- To bulk upload users, choose the file make sure it is in comma separated .csv file format then click on Upload.
- After uploading the csv file successfully, you will see a success message with a link.
- Click on that link you will see list of users to send activation mail. Select users to send activation mail and click on Send Activation Mail. An activation mail will be sent to the selected users.
2.2.3 Self User Registration
- miniOrange self user registration allows end users to register themselves using customized registration form. miniOrange admin users can customize the registration form by adding more custom fields accodring to their choice. Learn More
Step 3: Steps to embed SAP Business Objects application link in your own website/user portal
- Go to admin dashboard -> Apps -> search for SAP Business Objects app -> Click on Link in Action menu against SAP Business Objects app.
- Copy the app link and paste it anywhere on your own website - User portal/ Apps Dashboard /Menu, etc.
Step 4: Adaptive Authentication with SAP Business Objects
4.1: Restricting access to SAP Business Objects with IP Blocking
4.2: Adaptive Authentication with Limiting number of devices.
Using Adaptive Authentication you can also restrict the number of devices the end user can access the Services on. You can allow end users to access services on a fixed no. of devices. The end users wii be able to access services provided by us on this fixed no. of devices.
You can cofigure Adaptive Authentication with Device Restriction in follwing way
- Login to Self Service Console >> Adaptive Authentication.
- Add a Policy Name for your Adaptive Authentication Policy.
- Select your Action for Behavior Change and Challenge Type for user.
- Scroll down to Device Configuration section and enable Allow User to Register Device option to allow users to register their devices.
- Enter the Number of Devices which are allowed to register in field next to Number of Device Registrations Allowed
- Choose Action if number of devices exceeded (This will override your setting for Action for Behaviour Change.)
Enable option Send email alerts to Users if number of Device registrations exceeded allowed count if you want to alert the user about no of devices exceeding the limit. Save the configuration.
- Challenge: The user needs to verify himself using any of the three methods mentioned in table in step 4.1
- Deny : Deny users access to the system
Add Adaptive Authentication policy to SAP Business Objects
Login to Self Service Console >> Policies.
Click on Edit option for predefined SAML app policy.
Enable Adaptive Authentication on Policy page and select Device-Id as the Method.
From Select Login Policy dropdown select the policy we created in last step and click on save.
How to add a trusted Device
- When End-user log in to the self service console after the policy for device restriction is on, he is provided the option to add the current device as a trusted device.
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