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State-of-the-art Authentication Mechanisms in the Cloud with SAP Cloud Identity Service

How can you ensure secure operations while offering easy cloud access to business data?

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The SAP Cloud Identity service simplifies and secures access to your business data, allowing you to control user access based on proven security standards. This comprehensive cloud service provides state-of-the-art authentication mechanisms, secure single sign-on functionality, and on-premise integration.

The SAP Cloud Identity service empowers users to log in just once — from anywhere, on any device — and gain access to all authorized applications.

Spend less time on operations and more on innovation by relying on the SAP Cloud Identity service.

For more information, see:

SAP Cloud Identity Tutorials via the SAP HANA Academy

SAP Insider Article: Simple, secure access to business applications

SAP Cloud Identity Service

SAP Cloud Identity – New Capabilities Available with the Latest Release



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  • Hi Donka,

    when I first saw the SAP Hana Cloud Portal I wondered about using it as a Web Access Management Solution.

    And reading this article, I wonder again, isn’t SAP Cloud Identity perfectly placed as an SAP alternative to common Web Access Management solutions such as SiteMinder etc ?

    More and more my work is involving Web Access to SAP, for employees and third party companies, and a Web Access Management solution from SAP would provide an alternative entrance which would be difficult to ignore.

    Is it the plan to evolve SAP Cloud Identity into a full blown Web Access Management solution and giving SAP Customers an alternative choice than the current offerings such as the SiteMinder etc ?

    Kind regards,

    Andy.

    • Hello Andy,

      SAP offers Single Sign-On solution and federation capabilities since many years with the SAP Single Sign-On product.

      The new SAP Cloud Identity (SCI) service, released in September this year, is a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution. It is hosted by SAP in highly secure data centers – which means you can count on competent maintenance, high availability, and data privacy, as well as a low cost of ownership.

      One important benefit of the SCI product is that the solution is available from anywhere and from any device.

      Self-service capabilities and branding capabilities are also part of the important features of the SCI product specially for Business-to-Consumer and Business-to-Business scenarios. But all these details are available in the SAP Cloud Identity Solution Brief and in the SCN page, references in my blog.


      Kind regards,

      Donka Dimitrova


      • Hi Donka,

        that is all great and begs the question,

        Is it the plan to evolve SAP Cloud Identity into a full blown Web Access Management solution and giving SAP Customers an alternative choice than the current offerings such as the SiteMinder etc ?

        No problem if you cannot say, but for sure, it would be nice if SAP evolved the Identity and Access Solutions into a full blown WAM solution and giving customers more choice in that market when choosing suitable WAM solutions.

        Kind regards,

        Andy.

        • Hello Andy,

          The goal of the SAP security products is to cover identity and access management for on-premise and on-demand (SAP and non-SAP) solutions. With the latest release of our SAP Single Sign-On product, we offer also Mobile Single Sign-On and Risk-Based Authentication.

          Our goal is not just to cover the Web Access Management but to offer security solution for every customer scenario running on-premise or in the Cloud.

          Kind regards,

          Donka Dimitrova