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Identity Manager 8.0 - Administration Guide for SAP R/3 Structural Profiles Add-on

Setting up a Synchronization Project for Synchronizing with an SAP HCM System

Setting up a Synchronization Project for Synchronizing with an SAP HCM System

Create your own synchronization project foe synchronizing personnel planning data and structural profiles. Two separate project templates are available for this.

Use the Synchronization Editor to configure synchronization between the One Identity Manager database and the HCM system. The following describes the steps for initial configuration of a synchronization project.

To set up a synchronization project for structural profiles

  1. Set up an initial synchronization project as described in the One Identity Manager Administration Guide for Connecting to SAP R/3. The following anomalies apply:
    1. Select the project template "SAP HCM structural profile" on the Select project template page.
  2. Configure and set a schedule to execute synchronization regularly.

To set up a synchronization project for personnel planning data

  1. Set up an initial synchronization project as described in the One Identity Manager Administration Guide for Connecting to SAP R/3. The following anomalies apply:
    1. Select the project template "SAP HCM Employees and Departments" on the page Select project template in the project wizard.
    2. Set the option Changes are also made to the target system on the page Restrict target system access to be able to edit communication data in One Identity Manager and provision changes. Otherwise, set Read-only access to target system.
  2. Configure and set a schedule to execute synchronization regularly.
Detailed information about this topic
  • One Identity Manager Administration Guide for Connecting to SAP R/3
  • One Identity Manager Target System Synchronization Reference Guide
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Post-Processing Outstanding Objects

Post-Processing Outstanding Objects

Objects, which do not exist in the target system, can be marked as outstanding in One Identity Manager by synchronizing. This prevents objects being deleted because of an incorrect data situation or an incorrect synchronization configuration.

Objects marked as outstanding:

  • Cannot be edited in One Identity Manager.
  • Are ignored by subsequent synchronization.
  • Must be post-processed separately in One Identity Manager.

Start target system synchronization to do this.

To post-process outstanding objects

  1. Select the category SAP R/3 | Target system synchronization: SAP R/3.

    All tables assigned to the target system type SAP R/3 as synchronization tables are displayed in the navigation view.

  2. Select the table whose outstanding objects you want to edit in the navigation view.

    This opens the target system synchronization form. All objects are shown here that are marked as outstanding.

    TIP:

    To display object properties of an outstanding object

    1. Select the object on the target system synchronization form.
    2. Open the context menu and click Show object.
  1. Select the objects you want to rework. Multi-select is possible.
  2. Click one of the following icons in the form toolbar to execute the respective method.
    Table 2: Methods for handling outstanding objects

    Icon

    Method

    Description

    Delete

    The object is immediately deleted in the One Identity Manager. Deferred deletion is not taken into account. The "outstanding" label is removed from the object.

    Indirect memberships cannot be deleted.

    Publicize

    The object is added in the target system. The "outstanding" label is removed from the object.

    The method triggers the event "HandleOutstanding". This runs a target system specific process that triggers the provisioning process for the object.

    Prerequisites:

    • The table containing the object can be published.
    • The target system connector has write access to the target system.

    The method can only be applied to objects in the table SAPUserInSAPHRP.

    Reset

    The "outstanding" label is removed from the object.

  3. Confirm the security prompt with Yes.

NOTE: By default, the selected objects are processed in parallel, which speeds up execution of the selected method. If an error occurs during processing, the action is stopped and all changes are discarded.

Bulk processing of objects must be disabled if errors are to be localized, which means the objects are processed sequentially. Failed objects are named in the error message. All changes that were made up until the error occurred are saved.

To disable bulk processing

  • Deactivate in the form toolbar.

NOTE: The target system connector must have write access to the target system in order to publish outstanding objects that are being post-processed. That means, the option Connection is read only must no be set for the target system connection.

Managing Structural Profiles

Managing Structural Profiles

Structural profiles are mapped in the One Identity Manager, in order to provide the necessary permissions for user accounts. Structural profiles can be assigned to user accounts, requested or inherited through hierarchical roles in One Identity Manager. No new structural profiles can be added or deleted.

You can edit the following data about structural profiles in One Identity Manager:

  • Assigned SAP user accounts
  • Usage in the IT Shop
  • Risk Assessment
  • Inheritance through roles and inheritance restrictions

To edit structural profiles

  1. Select the category SAP R/3 | Structural profiles.
  2. Select a structural profile in the result list. Select Change master data in the task view.
  3. Enter the required data on the master data form.
  4. Save the changes.

General Master Data for Structural Profiles

General Master Data for Structural Profiles

Table 3: Configuration Parameters for Risk Assessment of Structural Profiles
Configuration parameter Active Meaning
QER\CalculateRiskIndex Preprocessor relevant configuration parameter controlling system components for calculating an employee's risk index. Changes to the parameter require recompiling the database.

If the parameter is set, values can be entered and calculated for the risk index.

Enter the following master data for a structural profile.

Table 4: General Master Data for Structural Profiles
Property Description
Structural profile Name of the structural profile
Distinguished name Distinguished name of the structural profile The distinguished name is mapped through the SAP connector.
Canonical name Canonical name of the structural profile The canonical name is mapped through the SAP connector.
Client Client that contains the structural profile.
Service item Service item data for requesting the structural profile through the IT Shop.
Depth of hierarchy The number of the level in the hierarchy that the assigned user account is allowed to drill down to.
Seq.no. Sequential number of this structural profile.
Object type The structural profile is valid for this object type.
Plan version The structural profile is applied to this plan version.
Risk index Value for evaluating the risk of assigning the structural profile to account accounts. Enter a value between 0 and 1. This property is only visible when the configuration parameter QER\CalculateRiskIndex is set.
Category Category for structural profile inheritance. Structural profiles can selectively inherit profiles. To do this, structural profiles and user accounts are divided into categories. Use this menu to allocate one or more categories to the structural profile.
IT Shop

Specifies whether the profile can be requested through the IT Shop. Then the structural profile can be requested from the Web Portal‘s employees and granted through a defined approval procedure. The structural profile can still be assigned directly to user accounts and hierarchical roles.

Only for use in IT Shop Specifies whether the structural profile can be requested exclusively through the IT Shop. Then the structural profile can be requested from the Web Portal‘s employees and granted through a defined approval procedure. The structural profile cannot be assigned directly to hierarchical roles.
Detailed information about this topic
  • Inheriting Structural Profiles based on Categories

  • One Identity Manager IT Shop Administration Guide
  • One Identity Manager Identity Management Base Module Administration Guide
  • One Identity Manager Target System Base Module Administration Guide
  • One Identity Manager Risk Assessment Administration Guide
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