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TechEd 2008: SIM100 – SAP NetWeaver Identity Management Overview and Roadmap

Have you ever taken a step back from your organisation’s entire IT infrastructure and wondered how on earth one can manage assignment and de-assignment of roles and authorisations to thousands of employees in the organisation across hundreds of technical IT systems? Has it ever baffled you as to how to grant access to some systems to employees when they move from one department in the organisation to another without manual intervention? And more importantly, revoking access to some other systems when employees move across roles or leave the organisation?

If the answer to the questions above is yes, you need to attend this lecture at TechEd 2008. SAP NetWeaver Identity Management is SAP’s answer to maintaining the lifecycle of identities across various systems in the organisation. And the beauty of the solution is that it seamlessly integrates and works with non-SAP and legacy systems in your organisation’s landscape. That it works perfectly with SAP back-end systems should therefore not come as any surprise!

With the e-SOA backdrop, proper identity management and access control is a prerequisite for the move towards an enterprise-wide service-oriented architecture. This lecture will talk about the SAP offering in this area and will also describe the features of the SAP NetWeaver Identity Management component of today and what is in the pipeline for the future.

And if this session gets you as excited as I am about this product, the hands on session SIM260 should get you face to face with the technical part of the product.

Sessions at TechEd 2008, Las Vegas:

Sessions at TechEd 2008, Berlin:

Note: The registrations for TechEd 2008 in Shanghai and Bangalore have not yet opened; once they are open, I will give the links to the sessions in these regions.

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