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Hello SAP community,

With the 2H 2020 Release of SAP SuccessFactors application, we are announcing the sunset (planned retirement) of HTTP Basic Authentication for API calls (both SFAPI & OData).


Share the information with customers and partners, so new custom development integrations can already starting use OAuth instead of HTTP Basic Authentication (username/password).


Key Dates for Replacement

  • End of Development Phase: As of the 2H 2020 release, no enhancement will be made for HTTP Basic Authentication.

  • End of Maintenance: By 2H 2021, we'll stop the maintenance for HTTP Basic Authentication.

  • Replacement Date: Please note the 2H 2022 decommissioning date has been postponed until further notice. SAP SuccessFactors still advise customers to switch to more secure methods of authentication where possible. Any updates on this topic/dates will be communicated and this blog post and on the regular channels.

Migrating to OAuth

We recommend that you use OAuth to authenticate API users for better security.

For more information, see the Authentication Using OAuth 2.0 topic under SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite OData API: Developer Guide.

Please check out more details like overview, Frequently asked questions FAQ in the Customer Community blog or the Partner Delivery Community blog.

The SAP SuccessFactors support and engineering team will be answering questions in these communities above.


Conclusion:This blog post shared the announcement and the right channels to get more information.

Thank you!