Single Sign-On of Windows-based Web Service Clients using SAP Logon Tickets
Interoperability of Web Services is key for the integration of 3rd party software products with SAP NetWeaver. Products that are based on Microsoft technology are widely used and therefore their integration is of great interest.
One special topic is Single Sign-On. Though SAP and Microsoft work on the support of advanced Web services standards such as SAML for the next major releases Single Sign-On is also an issue for technology platforms that are currently existing and being used.
Because of this we provide a series of whitepapers that outlines the basic concept how Single Sign-On can be achieved using existing technologies and describe sample applications based on .NET, Win32 and Java that consume SAP Web services that are either based on the SAP NetWeaver Application Server and the SAP Exchange Infrastructure.
The basic concept is that Single Sign-On of Windows based Web services clients to SAP NetWeaver Web services can be achieved using Windows Integrated Authentication and SAP Logon Tickets. Windows based Web Services Clients can acquire a SAP Logon Ticket from a SAP NetWeaver Portal that supports Windows Integrated Authentication using SAP’s SPNego Login Module. The SAP Logon Ticket can than be used by the Web Service Client for allowing SSO to SAP NetWeaver based Web Services. This concept is outlined in detail in the following whitepaper:
Developers of 3rd party applications leverage from sample applications based on
Java (in preparation)