- 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 SAML Single Sign On (SSO).
Step 1: Configure SAP NetWeaver in miniOrange
- Login into miniOrange Admin Console.
- Go to Apps >> Manage Apps.
- Click on Add Applicaton button.
- In Choose Application Type click on Create App button in SAML/WS-FED application type.
- In the next step, search for your application from the list, if your application is not found. Search for "custom" and you can set up your app via Custom SAML App.
- You can import SAP service provider metadata using XML metadata file downloaded from SAP.
- To upload the file, click on Import SP Metadata button.
- You will get a popup with following options.
- 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).
- 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.
- Click on the Metadata option, you will get a window similar to:
- If you want to make it quick and easy, click on the Download Metadata button to get XMl file.
Step 2: Choose Your User Directory
2.1: Setup AD as User Directory
- Login to miniOrange dashboard from the Admin Console.
- From the left side menu, click on User Stores >> Add User Store.
- Select User Store type as AD/LDAP.
- 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 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.
- In Active Directory, go to the properties of user containers/OU's and search for Distinguished Name attribute.
- Enter the valid Bind account Password.
- Click on Test Bind Account Credentials button to verify your LDAP Bind credentials for LDAP connection.
- 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.
- Select a suitable Search filter from the drop down menu. To use custom Search Filter select "Custom Search Filter" option and customize it accordingly.
- 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.
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.
Refer our guide to setup LDAPS on windows server.
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
Step 3: Setup SSO in SAP Netweaver Admin Account.
3.1: Configure Local Provider in SAP:
- Start the transaction code SAML2 on SAP system.
- Choose the Enable SAML 2.0 Support.
- Select Create SAML 2.0 Local Provider.
- Give the service provider name and click Next Button. Here you can give any logical name.
- Select default and choose Next Button.
- Select default setting and choose Finish Button. Once the wizard finish, you will see the following screen.
- You can download metadata from this screen.
3.2: Configure miniOrange Identity Provider in SAP.
- Go to Trusted Providers TAB and upload Metadata File.
- Click Next on screen
- Click Next and provide Alias name.
- Keep Default and Click Next on this screen.
- 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.
- Click edit and add Supported NameID Formats.
3.3: 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.
- Login to SAP system and run tcode SICF.
- Explore /default_host/sap/public/bc/sec/ service. Select SAML2 and right click.
Step 4: Login to your SAP NetWeaver account with miniOrange IdP by either of the two steps:
Using SP Initiated Login
- Go to your SAP NetWeaver URL, enter your credentials then click on Login. Now you will be redirected to miniOrange IdP Sign On Page.
- 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 admin credentials and select the User Dashboard from the right side menu.
- Click on SAP NetWeaver application which you added, to verify your SSO configuration.
Step 5: Adaptive Authentication with SAP NetWeaver
5.1: Restricting access to SAP NetWeaver with IP Blocking
5.2: 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 behaviour Change and Challenge Type for user from the Action for behaviour Change Section.
- 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 5.1
- Deny : Deny users access to the system
5.3: Add Adaptive Authentication policy to SAP NetWeaver.
- Login to Self Service Console >> Policies.
- Click on Edit option for predefined SAML app 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.
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.
More Secure authentication with Two-Factor Authentication
The most practical way to strengthen authentication is to require a second factor after the username/password stage. Since a password is something that a user knows, ensuring that the user also has something or using biometrics thwarts attackers that steal or gain access to passwords.
Traditional two-factor authentication solutions use hardware tokens (or "fobs") that users carry on their keychains. These tokens generate one-time passwords for the second stage of the login process. However, hardware tokens can cost up to $40 each. It takes time and effort to distribute them, tracks who has which one, and replace them when they break. They're easy to lose, hard to use, and users consistently report high levels of frustration with token-based systems.
Your choice of the second factor
miniOrange authentication service has 15+ authentication methods.
You can choose from any of the above authentication methods to augment your password based authentication. miniOrange authentication service works with all phone types, from landlines to smart-phone platforms. In the simplest case, users just answer a phone call and press a button to authenticate. miniOrange authentication service works internationally and has customers authenticating from many countries around the world.
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