Connecting SAP Identity Authentication Service as a proxy to Azure AD using OpenID Connect | Xiting E-Book
In a hybrid SAP landscape, it is a fundamental task to coordinate and centralize access to your different applications and to provide centralized user and authentication management. A well-established central hub responsible for trust, user authentication, and ID provisioning that covers all your SAP (cloud) applications and BTP accounts can be a reality.
In this context, you have probably heard of the SAP Identity Authentication Service (IAS) as part of the SAP Cloud Identity Services (SCI). After all, this central component has now become indispensable. The more important becomes the topic of integration with your existing SAML Identity Provider and leveraging authentication processes, SSO, and security capabilities already in use. After all, user accounts remain dangerous gateways and one of the prime targets for cyber-attacks. A central IAM approach is a must-have nowadays. The more crucial are topics like risk-based authentication, conditional access, MFA/FIDO2, and flexible handling of AuthN/AuthZ claims and NameID formats to ensure the greatest level of flexibility and security.
In case you are new to the topic, we recommend reading the following Xiting blogs first:
- Overview and integration capabilities of SAP IAS
- Using SAP IAS via Proxy Mode in coexistence with your existing Identity Provider
Furthermore, we look forward to informing you about our cloud services, which focus on the area of Identity & Access Management in this blog article. Also, stay tuned as we will launch a new service related to IAM based on the SAP Cloud Identity Services tailored for small and medium-sized businesses without IDM.
Our latest e-book deals with the integration of SAP Identity Authentication Service with your Azure Tenant. We outline this topic in more detail, specifically related to OpenID Connect. At the same time, we cover some basics, explain the functionality, and use cases of the most relevant standards like SAML 2.0, OAuth 2.0, and OpenID Connect. In addition, we provide you with a configuration guideline that provides a deeper insight and supports your identity federation setup between your SAP IAS and Azure tenants.
On behalf of Xiting, we would like to thank you for your support and partnership. We wish you and your loved ones a merry Christmas and a happy holiday season.
Your Xiting IAM team!
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- Explained! #1: SAP IAS Proxy Mode and ID-Federation - 6. March 2023
- Connecting SAP Identity Authentication Service as a proxy to Azure AD using OpenID Connect | Xiting E-Book - 15. December 2022
- Success Story: Vetropack Group - 27. June 2022