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With a delivery call on November 30, we officially completed this year's SAP Identity Management Customer Connection project.

The IDM development team implemented a total of 14 improvement requests submitted by customers and partners on the SAP Influence Platform. Highlights include an SAP S/4HANA connector as well as several improvements in Eclipse, product documentation, approvals, and general usability. In addition, the team is currently working on a central reporting capability.

Scroll down for a complete overview of all implemented requests and further improvements for IDM.

SAP IDM Customer Connection 2021

And we have more good news:
We're planning to continue our customer-driven development approach in 2021; the next SAP Customer Connection project is scheduled to start on January 18, 2021. Mark your calendars for the kick-off call:

Date Time Language Registration
Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 10:00 am – 11:00 am CET German Registration & calendar entry
Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm CET English Registration & calendar entry

As always, make sure to check the IDM community frequently, and subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date on all things IDM!

New Features & Functions 2020


Improvement Request Description More information
SAP S/4HANA Connector Integrate an S/4HANA system into your IDM landscape for managing and provisioning business users. SAP S/4HANA Integration Blog
Concept & documentation: Global constants in IDM 8.0 After upgrading to SAP Identity Management 8.0, global constants are transformed into package constants and are located in the default package. For more information, see Global Constants in Post-Upgrade Results
Concept & documentation: Obsoletion of jobs, tasks and scripts When a new version of a package is imported, jobs and tasks running at the time of the import, as well as those scheduled for processing in the provisioning queue before the package import, become obsolete. The same applies for scripts that are called from jobs and tasks. For more information see Obsoletion.
Concept & Documentation: No repository context for tasks anymore through UI In SAP Identity Management 8.0, it is no longer possible to select a repository for an action task. However, an option to remove or keep a repository for an action task after upgrade from 7.2 to 8.0 has been implemented and documented. For more information, see General (Action Task)
Concept & Documentation: Repository type constants A repository type defines common parameters (constants) for all repositories of the given repository type. This brings advantages to the repository configuration process. For more information, see  Repository Types, Constants and Variables
Search Form: Search entries using Reference Attributes You can now search for entries using the entry reference attribute. SAP Note 2950096

Eclipse IDM Editor - READONLY access to package config without check out

You can copy values in various text fields without checking out a package. SAP Note 2948314
WebUI: Enhance tab "Historic Values" with the technical name of the attribute The tab Historical Values now contains the technical name instead of just the display name of attributes. Including this unique identifier makes it easier and less error-prone to work with historical values. SAP Note 2924783
Table Approvers of approval tasks type Basic should be filled The To Do tab contains your approval entries. Its Approval Information sub tab is now pre-populated with all relevant approval information, saving administrators time and increasing overall the overall process quality. SAP Note 2913242
Attributes missing in delegated approval tasks of type basic The approver has access to delegated approval task attributes, allowing for a more informed approval decision. SAP Note 2913210

Eclipse - Allow Testing of Processes without Package Checkout

It is now possible for administrators or package owners to test a process without checking out a package in Eclipse. SAP Note 2951301
UI: Change IdM UI Tab and Entry Type using URL parameter You can now change the User Interface tab and entry type using a URL parameter. This allows a user to directly open specific tabs, select an entry type and quickly search for entries on the Manage tab, without the need to navigate through the Web UI. SAP Note 2980257
Eclipse Dev Studio stop & restart a stuck job or task without package check out Package developers and owners can run, stop and force restart a job without checking out a package. SAP Note 2968609
Update of JAVA script engine to latest release Updated the JavaScript engine to the latest release. SAP Note 2996022