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Reference System - BIG PAIN... Why?

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EP5, SP5 using Logon Tickets.

We've configured our corporate LDAP ids to be "friendly" user names, such as "Jay Brown". Since these ids are not the same in R/3, we looked into the reference system concept. What this delivers is EXACTLY what we need; however, it comes at a huge price that makes no sense to me.

When I map my reference ID to my portal ID through the usermapping interface, the portal will attempt to verify these credentials. Additionally, each time I login to the portal, the portal will verify my credentials with the reference system.

This is a real pain! Why should I have an entire R/3 client that has ALL of out portal users on it? Why can't the Portal issue the ticket based on the fact that the Portal Admin mapped the R/3 id to the Portal id?

- Jay

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Oliver5
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Hi,

There are many pros and cons for the way we have realized this feature. What I can tell you is that the uid/pw check is only made when you click the save button in the ui (for the single system that has the flag ?r3usernamereference=1? in systems.xml). After that, the R/3 user name is stored and no more connects are made during logon.

For the post EP6 future planning we?re considering about other ways of maintaining R/3 user names (by some kind of mass import carried out by an admin).

Kai.

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hello, we are planing our user management strategy, how to manage the R/3 user and portal user id is a important part of it. is there any new feature about it in EP6 SP2 released ? Thnx....

Susan

Oliver5
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Hello Susan,

plz have a look at http://service.sap.com/ep

BR, Oliver

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Hi

I am also facing same kind of problem. We have NT authentication on portal but we want SAP user ids to be mapped in portal . We used the r3usernamerefrence method. I have only one SAP system to connect, but when after logging into portal and mapping the user ids and password. I was expecting portal to use logon ticket instead of user id and password, as mentioned in portal admin guide. but when I saw the source of html for my iview which conencts to SAP. It shows the url which has sap user id and password written without encryption. Also I doubt in r3usernameref portal is using the logon ticket for logging in to SAP because I changed the logon ticket inportal and have not imported in SAP, its still logging into SAP.

Also if I change my SAP password should I have to change the same in portal also.

regards

Ajay