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SAPUI5 and ID Mgmt – A Perfect Combination

For those who do not know: SAPUI5 is our HTML5 controls library, that SAP is using as the standard User Interface Control library in all their future applications that need a “consumer grade” user experience, whether it is on desktop, tablet or smartphone.” See also following blog Is this cool or what???

With SP 8 for SAP NetWeaver ID Mgmt 7.2, it is now posible to use (beside the already existing Web Dynpro UIs), the new SAPUI5 based end user UIs. They are delivered out of the box and are based on a new OData REST API.

They include, among other features, the possibility to:

  • Maintain your own data like master data, security questions, or even upload a profile picture.
  • Request new or extend existing role assignments.
  • Approve role assignments (for Managers or Role Owners).

The installation guide can be found on SAP Help. Below, you can find some screenshots.

Read also in my blogs how to Write your own UIs using the ID Mgmt REST API and Adapt the ID Mgmt Web Dynpro UIs to your Enterprise Portal Theme.

Maintain your own data:

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Request new roles:

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Extend role assignments:

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Approval UI:

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      Author's profile photo Christopher Leonard
      Christopher Leonard

      Thanks Jannis for the insight to this new functionality

      Author's profile photo Matt Pollicove
      Matt Pollicove


      Is there a document on configuring the UI and changing the screens?



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      Currently not. I am planing this for the next weeks.

      Mainly this can be done with Eclipse and the SAPUI5 plugin available here on SCN.

      Regards, Jannis

      Author's profile photo Daniel Rothmund
      Daniel Rothmund

      Hi Jannis ,

      have some notes how can I start to change the UI ? For example adding some fields ?



      Author's profile photo Matt Pollicove
      Matt Pollicove


      My understanding is that the REST calls invoke tasks, so the attributes that are accessible depends what's available via the job.


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      Hi Daniel,

      for for the UI part, there is currently no extention concept available, but planned.

      So you have to unzip the SCA with the HTML5 UIs and add your fields right there in the code.

      As Matt said, also the IdM "Backend" UI tasks have to be updated to reflect the fields.

      Only to make sure, this is then a customization and own development.

      Regards, Jannis

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      Former Member

      Hey Jannis. Looking forward to having a go at this properly in 2014 - useful blog, thanks

      Author's profile photo Ciaran Heffron
      Ciaran Heffron

      HI Jannis, good blog, thank you for the information.