SAP Gateway – Activate SAML 2.0 support

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Before you can start to configure SAML 2.0 in SAP NetWeaver ABAP, SAML 2.0 support must be activated. The saml2 Web Dynpro ABAP app is used for this. In the NPL Developer Edition system the app is activated by default and can be accessed by opening this URL in the browser:

https://vhcalnplci:44300/sap/bc/webdynpro/sap/saml2?sap-client=001

In a more generic way, the URL is:

/sap/bc/webdynpro/sap/saml2?sap-client=nnn

Start SAML 2.0 configuration

Open the URL in the browser and the SAML 2.0 configuration wizard starts. First, enable SAML 2.0 support.

Create SAML 2.0 local provider.

Configuration options:

Provider Name: NPL001
Clock skew tolerance: 120 Seconds

Result

A SAML 2.0 service provider is configured and enabled.

Now the NW ABAP system (NPL) is a SAML 2.0 service provider (SP). Its metadata can be downloaded and used to create trust with a SAML 2.0 Identity Provider (IdP).

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Tobias Hofmann

Doing stuff with SAP since 1998. Open, web, UX, cloud. I am not a Basis guy, but very knowledgeable about Basis stuff, as it's the foundation of everything I do (DevOps). Performance is king, and unit tests is something I actually do. Developing HTML5 apps when HTML5 wasn't around. HCP/SCP user since 2012, NetWeaver since 2002, ABAP since 1998.

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