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SAP NetWeaver Single Sign-On SSO


SAP NetWeaver allows enterprises for the data, business processes and different sources integration into unified SAP environments. miniOrange provides secure access to SAP NetWeaver for enterprises and full control over access of SAP NetWeaver application. Single Sign-On (SSO) solution for SAP NetWeaver is a cloud based service. With this service you need only one password for all your web & SaaS apps including SAP NetWeaver. Single Sign-On SSO configuration can be achieved with SAP NetWeaver Application Server as the Service Provider and miniOrange as the Identity Provider.

miniOrange and SAP NetWeaver Single Sign-On (SSO) integration supports the following features:


  • SP Initiated Single Sign-On (SSO)
  • IdP Initiated Single Sign-On (SSO)

Connect with External Source of Users


miniOrange provides user authentication from various external sources, which can be Directories (like ADFS, Microsoft Active Directory, Azure AD, OpenLDAP, Google, AWS Cognito etc), Identity Providers (like Shibboleth, Ping, Okta, OneLogin, KeyCloak), Databases (like MySQL, Maria DB, PostgreSQL) and many more.



Pre-requisites:

  • Login to NetWeaver Administration (NWA) and go to Configuration >> Authentication and Single Sign-On >> SAML2.0.
  • Enable SAML2.0 support and name your SP.
  • You need to create a self-signed key pair and certificate under SAML2 Keystore.
  • Navigate to Service Provider Settings step. Here you will need to set up your ACS service.
  • Now save the settings and take an export of the certificate from the General Settings tab in the X509 certificate format. Also, you can download the SP settings by clicking on the Download Metadata. Now you can configure IdP.

Follow the Step-by-Step Guide given below for SAP NetWeaver Single Sign-On (SSO)

1. Configure SAP NetWeaver in miniOrange

  • Login into miniOrange Admin Console.
  • Go to Apps and click on Add Application button.
  • SAP NetWeaver Single Sign-On (SSO) add app

  • In Choose Application Type click on Create App button in SAML/WS-FED application type.
  • SAP NetWeaver Single Sign-On (SSO) choose app type

  • Search for SAP NetWeaver in the list, if you don't find SAP NetWeaver in the list then, search for custom and you can set up your application via Custom SAML App.
  • SAP NetWeaver Single Sign-On (SSO) manage apps

  • You can import SAP service provider metadata using XML metadata file downloaded from SAP.
  • To upload the file, click on Import SP Metadata button.
  • SAP NetWeaver Single Sign On SSO - import sp metadata.

  • You will get a popup with following options.
  • SAP NetWeaver Single Sign On SSO - popup.

  • Select the File option and follow the rest of the steps to upload.
  • The next section on the same window is for adding policy for your app.
    • Select a Group Name from the dropdown – Choose Default.
    • Give a policy name for Custom App in Policy Name.
    • Select the First Factor Type for authentication like Password, Mobile, etc.
    • Enable Second Factor for authentication if required.
    • Click on Save button to add policy for Apps (Single Sign-On).
    • SAP NetWeaver Single Sign On SSO add policy.

  • Configure Service Provider (SP)
    • From the list of configured apps, you can locate the app you created, you can see the Metadata option present in front of the configured app.
    • SAP NetWeaver Single Sign On SSO locate the app.

    • Click on the Metadata option, you will get a window similar to:
    • SAP NetWeaver Single Sign On SSO metadata option.

    • If you want to make it quick and easy, click on the Download Metadata button to get XMl file.

2. Configure SSO in SAP Netweaver Admin Account

2.1. Configure Local Provider in SAP:

  • Start the transaction code SAML2 on SAP system.
  • SAP NetWeaver Single Sign On SSO Transaction code

  • Choose the Enable SAML 2.0 Support.
  • SAP NetWeaver Single Sign On SSO Enable SAML

  • Select Create SAML 2.0 Local Provider.
  • SAP NetWeaver Single Sign On SSO Create SAML Local Provider

  • Give the service provider name and click Next Button. Here you can give any logical name.
  • SAP NetWeaver Single Sign On SSO Give SP name

  • Select default and choose Next Button.
  • SAP NetWeaver Single Sign On SSO Select Default

  • Select default setting and choose Finish Button. Once the wizard finish, you will see the following screen.
  • SAP NetWeaver Single Sign On SSO Choose Default Settings

  • You can download metadata from this screen.

2.2. Configure miniOrange Identity Provider in SAP.

  • Go to Trusted Providers TAB and upload Metadata File.
  • SAP NetWeaver Single Sign On SSO Upload metadata file

  • Click Next on screen
  • SAP NetWeaver Single Sign On SSO Select next

  • Click Next and provide Alias name.
  • Keep Default and Click Next on this screen.
  • SAP NetWeaver Single Sign On SSO Keep default

  • Choose HTTP Redirect on Sign Sign On Endpoint Page and hit Next.
  • Keep Defaults for the rest of the screen and Click Next.
  • Select Comparison Method: Better and click Finish.
  • SAP NetWeaver Single Sign On SSO Select comparison

  • Click edit and add Supported NameID Formats.
  • SAP NetWeaver Single Sign On SSO NameID Format

2.3. Active SAML ICF services in SAP:

  • You need to activate following two ICF services as part of Enabling the SAML Service Provider in SAP NetWeaver ABAP.
    • /default_host/sap/public/bc/sec/saml2
    • /default_host/sap/public/bc/sec/cdc_ext_service
  • Login to SAP system and run tcode SICF.
  • SAP NetWeaver Single Sign On SSO Run tcode

  • Explore /default_host/sap/public/bc/sec/ service. Select SAML2 and right click.
  • SAP NetWeaver Single Sign On SSO Explore command

    SAP NetWeaver Single Sign On SSO Select saml

3. Test SSO Configuration

Test SSO login to your SAP NetWeaver account with miniOrange IdP:

    Using SP Initiated Login

    • Go to your SAP NetWeaver URL, here you will be either asked to enter the username or click on the SSO link which will redirect you to miniOrange IdP Sign On Page.
    • SAP NetWeaver Single Sign-On (SSO) login

    • Enter your miniOrange login credential and click on Login. You will be automatically logged in to your SAP NetWeaver account.

    Using IDP Initiated Login

    • Login to miniOrange IdP using your credentials.
    • SAP NetWeaver Single Sign-On (SSO) login

    • On the Dashboard, click on SAP NetWeaver application which you have added, to verify SSO configuration.
    • SAP NetWeaver Single Sign-On (SSO) verify configuration


    Not able to configure or test SSO?


    Contact us or email us at idpsupport@xecurify.com and we'll help you setting it up in no time.



4. Configure Your User Directory (Optional)

miniOrange provides user authentication from various external sources, which can be Directories (like ADFS, Microsoft Active Directory, Azure AD, OpenLDAP, Google, AWS Cognito etc), Identity Providers (like Okta, Shibboleth, Ping, OneLogin, KeyCloak), Databases (like MySQL, Maria DB, PostgreSQL) and many more. You can configure your existing directory/user store or add users in miniOrange.



  • To add your users in miniOrange there are 2 ways:
  • 1. Create User in miniOrange

    • Click on Users >> Add User.
    • SAP NetWeaver VPN 2FA : Add user in miniOrange

    • Here, fill the user details without the password and then click on the Create User button.
    • SAP NetWeaver MFA: Add user details

    • After successful user creation a notification message "An end user is added successfully" will be displayed at the top of the dashboard.
    • SAP NetWeaver Two-Factor Authentication: Add user details

    • 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.
    • SAP NetWeaver 2FA: Select email action

    • 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 Single Sign-On (SSO) reset password button.
    • SAP NetWeaver Multi-Factor Authentication: Reset user password
    • Now, you can log in into miniOrange account by entering your credentials.

    2. Bulk Upload Users in miniOrange via Uploading CSV File.

    • Navigate to Users >> User List. Click on Add User button.
    • SAP NetWeaver 2FA: Add users via bulk upload

    • In Bulk User Registration Download sample csv format from our console and edit this csv file according to the instructions.
    • SAP NetWeaver Two-Factor authentication: Download sample csv file

    • To bulk upload users, choose the file make sure it is in comma separated .csv file format then click on Upload.
    • SAP NetWeaver 2FA : Bulk upload user

    • 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.
  • Click on User Stores >> Add User Store in the left menu of the dashboard.
  • SAP NetWeaver 2FA: Configure User Store

  • Select User Store type as AD/LDAP.
  • SAP NetWeaver 2FA: Select AD/LDAP as user store

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. SAP NetWeaver Two-Factor Authentication : Select ad/ldap user store type

  • Enter LDAP Display Name and LDAP Identifier name.
  • Select Directory Type as Active Directory.
  • Enter the LDAP Server URL or IP Address against LDAP Server URL field.
  • Click on Test Connection button to verify if you have made a successful connection with your LDAP server.
  • SAP NetWeaver MFA/2FA: Configure LDAP server URL Connection

  • In Active Directory, go to the properties of user containers/OU's and search for Distinguished Name attribute.
  • SAP NetWeaver MFA: Configure user bind account domain name

  • Enter the valid Bind account Password.
  • Click on Test Bind Account Credentials button to verify your LDAP Bind credentials for LDAP connection.
  • SAP NetWeaver MFA: Check bind account credentials

  • Search Base is the location in the directory where the search for a user begins. You will get this from the same place you got your Distinguished name.
  • SAP NetWeaver 2FA : Configure user search base

  • Select a suitable Search filter from the drop down menu. To use custom Search Filter select "Custom Search Filter" option and customize it accordingly.
  • SAP NetWeaver MFA/2FA : Select user search filter

  • You can also configure following options while setting up AD. Enable Activate LDAP in order to authenticate users from AD/LDAP. Click on the Save button to add user store.
  • SAP NetWeaver MFA : Activate LDAP options

    Here's the list of the attributes and what it does when we enable it. You can enable/disable accordingly.

    Attribute Description
    Activate LDAP 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
    Backup Authentication 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.
  • SAP NetWeaver 2FA: Test AD/Ldap connection

  • On Successful connection with LDAP Server, a success message is shown.
  • Click on Test Attribute Mapping.
  • SAP NetWeaver LDAP successful connection

  • Enter a valid Username. Then, click on Test. Mapped Attributes corresponding to the user are fetched.
  • SAP NetWeaver MFA: Fetch mapped attributes for user

  • After successful Attribute Mapping Configuration, go back to the ldap configuration and enable Activate LDAP in order to authenticate users from AD/LDAP.
  • Refer our guide to setup LDAPS on windows server.

User Import and Provisioning from AD

  • Go to Settings in the Customer Admin Account.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   miniOrange dashboard

  • Enable the "Enable User Auto Registration" option and click Save.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   Enable User Auto Registration

  • (Optional) To send a welcome email to all the end users that will be imported, enable the "Enable sending Welcome Emails after user registration" option and click Save.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   Enable sending Welcome Emails after user registration

  • From the Left-Side menu of the dashboard select Provisioning.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   User Sync/Provisioning

  • In Setup Provisioning tab select Active Directory in the Select Application Drop Down.
  • Toggle the Import Users tab, click on Save button.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   User Sync Active Directory Configuration

  • On the same section, switch to Import Users section.
  • Select Active Directory from the dropdown and click on the Import Users tab, to import all the users from Active Directory to miniOrange.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   User Sync Import Operation

  • You can view all the Users you have imports by selecting Users >> User List from Left Panel.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   User List

  • All the imported users will be auto registered.
  • These groups will be helpful in adding multiple 2FA policies on the applications.

miniOrange integrates with various external user sources such as directories, identity providers, and etc.

Not able to find your IdP or Need help setting it up?


Contact us or email us at idpsupport@xecurify.com and we'll help you setting it up in no time.




5. Adaptive Authentication with SAP NetWeaver

A. Restricting access to SAP NetWeaver with IP Blocking

    You can use adaptive authentication with SAP NetWeaver Single Sign-On (SSO) to improve the security and functionality of Single Sign-On. You can allow a IP Address in certain range for SSO or you can deny it based your requirements and you can also challenge the user to verify his authenticity. Adaptive authentication manages the user authentication bases on different factors such as Device ID, Location, Time of Access, IP Address and many more.

    You can configure Adaptive Authentication with IP Blocking in following way:
  • Login to Self Service Console >> Adaptive Authentication.
  • Add a Policy Name for your Adaptive Authentication Policy.
  • SAP NetWeaver Single Sign-On (SSO) Restrict Access adaptive authnetication policy

  • Select your Action for behaviour Change and Challenge Type for user from the Action for behaviour Change Section.
  • SAP NetWeaver Single Sign-On (SSO) Restrict Access adaptive authentication behaviour change


    Action for behaviour Change Options :


    Attribute Description
    Allow Allow user to authenticate and use services if Adaptive authentication condition is true.
    Challenge Challenge users with one of the three methods mentioned below for verifying user authenticity.
    Deny Deny user authentications and access to services if Adaptive authentication condition is true.

    Challenge Type Options :

    Attribute Description
    User second Factor The User needs to authenticate using the second factor he has opted or assigned for such as
  • OTP over SMS
  • PUSH Notification
  • OTP over Email
  • And 12 more methods.
  • KBA (Knowledge-based authentication) The System will ask user for 2 of 3 questions he has configured in his Self Service Console. Only after right answer to both questions user is allowed to proceed further.
    OTP over Alternate Email User will receive a OTP on the alternate email he has configured threw Self Service Console. Once user provides the correct OTP he is allowed to proceed further.

  • Now Enable Enable IP Restriction option from the IP RESTRICTION CONFIGURATION section to configure custom IP range.
  • SAP NetWeaver Single Sign-On (SSO) Restrict Access adaptive authentication ip blocking

  • Select the Action you want to perform if the IP address is out of the range. i.e. Allow, Challenge & Deny.
  • Specify the IP Address range for which you want above setting to reflect. You can add more than one IP Address ranges by clicking on following button +.
  • Scroll to the end and click on save.


B. 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 will be able to access services provided by us on this fixed no. of devices.

    You can configure Adaptive Authentication with Device Restriction in following way

  • Login to Self Service Console >> Adaptive Authentication.
  • Add a Policy Name for your Adaptive Authentication Policy.
  • Select your Action for behaviour Change and Challenge Type for user from the Action for behaviour Change Section.
  • SAP NetWeaver Single Sign-On (SSO) Restrict Access adaptive authentication behaviour and challenge type


  • 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.)
    1. Challenge: The user needs to verify himself using any of the three methods mentioned in table in step 5.1
    2. Deny : Deny users access to the system
  • 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.
  • SAP NetWeaver Single Sign-On (SSO) Restrict Access adaptive authentication enable device restriction


C. Add Adaptive Authentication policy to SAP NetWeaver.

  • Login to Self Service Console >> Policies.
  • Click on Edit option for predefined SAML app policy.
  • SAP NetWeaver Single Sign-On (sso) edit device restriction policy

  • Set your application name in the Application and select password as Login Method.
  • Enable Adaptive Authentication on Policy page and select the required restriction method as an option.
  • From Select Login Policy dropdown select the policy we created in last step and click on save.
  • SAP NetWeaver Single Sign-On (SSO) Restrict Access save device restriction policy

    How to add a trusted Device
    1. 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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