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Maintenance for SAP Identity Management (SAP IDM), our on-premises tool for managing the identity lifecycle, will end in 2027. Extended maintenance will be available until 2030. This extension is intended to give your organization ample time to plan and execute a well-considered migration strategy.

There are several topics for SAP IDM customers to consider.

SAP Cloud Identity Services are the center point of SAP’s IAM strategy, relying on widely established industry standards such as Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), OpenID Connect (OIDC), X.509 certificates and System for Cross-Domain Identity Management (SCIM). Their focus is to simplify system integration and help ensure security and compliance while providing a seamless user experience.

With SAP Cloud Identity Services it is easy to integrate SAP Cloud applications with an existing IAM system infrastructure. SAP Cloud Identity Services provides a central integration point that enables a single one-time integration to support extended partner identity scenarios for SAP Cloud solutions.

You can find more details in the System Integration Guide for SAP Cloud Identity Services.

Furthermore, recognizing the importance of seamless integration within the identity and access management landscape, SAP is committed to further enhance SAP Cloud Identity Services and SAP Cloud Identity Access Governance. These enhancements are designed to facilitate integration with other partner identity management solutions, like Microsoft Entra ID, that provide a comprehensive approach to enterprise-wide identity and access scenarios.


Microsoft and SAP are actively collaborating to develop guidance that enables customers to migrate their identity management scenarios from SAP Identity Management to Microsoft Entra ID. Microsoft Entra ID offers a universal identity platform that provides your people, partners, and customers with a single identity to access applications and collaborate from any platform and device. This work and partnership are in progress; stay tuned for updates and blogs with details about our collaboration efforts