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Background :

I came across the situation where I need to implement SSO for Fiori launchpad. First thing came in my mind was to do through SAP NW portal since you can very easily achieve this by doing SSO between portal and Fiori. You need to configure SPNEGO on portal to make this entire thing work.

User open portal URL which redirected to Fiori launchpad. Issue with this you will have an additional portal page open which you don't want any other users to see if you have published Fiori launchpad through your company portal or some other web page.

What tools required?

ADFS system in your organization

Fiori Gateway system

Certificate Signing Authority

How to achieve SSO through SAML?

  • Activation of SICF

First thing you need to login to SAP ABAP system/Gateway system where your Fiori Launchpad is opening from.


Go to transaction SICF and Activate SAML2 web service


Once you have this Service activated you will able to run SAP TCode: SAML2

  • HTTPS configuration on ABAP system

Before we run in to configuration make sure you have HTTPs enabled for your gateway systemand certificates are signed as below.

Create profile parameter for HTTPS as below

icm/server_port_X PROT=HTTPS,PORT=1443,TIMEOUT=600,PROCTIMEOUT=3600

Restart ICM and check you see HTTPS is enable for your system in SMICM Tcode

  • SAML configuration on ABAP/Gateway system


Local Provider

Simply run TCode : SAML2 and you will see screen below on your browser, what you need to do is --> Enable SAML 2.0 Support -->Create SAML 2.0 Local Provider.

Add Provider name and click next

Note: I prefer to put FQHN as provider name


Continue with default option on General settings screen


Press Finish on Service Provider Setting


Final Configuration of your service provider will be looking like this

Under:Identity Provider Discovery: Common Domain Cookie (CDC)

Selection Mode can be change to Automatic
This will be auto generated in TCODE: STRUST


      Trusted Provider

First download Metadata file from your ADFS

Link is : https://fqdn of ADFS/FederationMetadata/2007-06/FederationMetadata.xml

Note: ADFS server always access through HTTPS:// and NOT HTTP://


Go to Trusted Providers TAB and upload Metadata File

Click Next on screen

Provide signing certificate and click next

Note getting certificate.

Create new blank file with file type .cer

Edit file with Notepad.



Open your FederationMetadata.xml

and Copy certificate content in TXT file.


You can find this at the beginning of the file

Open ADFS website and export certificate and opening with notepad and copy content to text file you created

Final file is ready


Click Next and provide Alias name

Click Next on this screen

Click Next

Click Next

Click Next

Select Comparison Method: Better and click Finish

You have trusted provider setup almost ready as below


Click edit and add Supported NameID Formats

I have selected option as below


Final Screens of Trusted Providers are as below


Now Save changes and enable configuration

Click OK

Configuration is enabled now


     Configure ADFS

Go to TAB Local Provider and download MetaData

Select All option and download


Save the file.


Login to your ADFS server through remote desktop session and copy metadata.xml to desktop of server


Open AD FS Management tool from - Control Panel\System and Security\Administrative Tools


Navigate to Trusted Relationship >> Relying Party Trusts


Add Relying Party Trust


Click Start

Provide metadata file


Click OK


Provide name

Note: I prefer SAP SID name

For now I am going with defaults on next screen and you can select accordingly


Permit all users


Click Next

Check TABs inside you have information below



Click Close

Note: Make sure you have checkbox selected

Add Rule


Click Next


Provide information what you previously selected under "Supported NameID formats"


Click Apply and OK


Edit newly created Relying Party Trust prperties


Go to Advanced TAB and change Secure hash algorithm to SHA-1

Note: Match this with what you selected on your ABAP system




Open URL of your SAP WEBGUI



Note: If you want to disable SAML2 on your URL please append URL with saml2=disabled


Error as below


Apply SAP Note : 2447142 - Error in ST program DECOMPRESS_TEXT


Test URL again and you will able to login without password.


Thank you for reading.

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