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SAP NetWeaver Identity Management:
What’s Up and Coming in 2010

2010 will see a number of enhancements and new features for SAP NetWeaver Identity Management.

In January, we released SP stack 4 for SAP NetWeaver Identity Management, which includes functional and performance enhancements for the Identity Center, user interface enhancements for custom code, as well as enhanced integration capabilities for SAP BusinessObjects Access Control, SAP’s GRC solution. Interested in all the details? Listen to SAP’s development architect John-Eric Setsaas explain the contents of SP 4 in this recorded expert session, available in SAP’s online Learning Map for SAP NetWeaver Identity Management on the SAP Service Marketplace:
“SAP NetWeaver Identity Management – What’s New in SPS4” 

In early summer, SAP plans to release the first Enhancement Package for SAP NetWeaver Identity Management, which will contain the Identity Provider functionality for SAML 2.0-based single sign-on.

Finally, at the end of the year, we’ll head into ramp-up for the brandnew release 7.2. New and improved features will include the areas of role management, identity federation, and reporting.

For a comprehensive update on SAP’s roadmap for security and identity management, take a look at the latest contribution to our “Security Strategies” column in SAP Insider. Gerlinde Zibulski, Head of the Solution Management team for security and identity management at SAP, writes about “What’s in the Pipeline for SAP Security? New Enhancements on the Road to Integrated Security Management”.

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  1. Julius von dem Bussche
    Thanks Regine!
    I have been waiting for SAML 2.0 for seerval years now and did my first test-drive at the TechEd in Vienna. Definately the way to go (standards).
    I needed it for just 1 function module but called from several programs, instead of the user having to re-enter their password or use to buy additional expensive infrastructure and software. That I had to start an enterprize wide IdM project was not something I was expecting at the outset for my little FM, even although I do see the sense in it… 🙂
    Cheers,
    Julius
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