Hi guys,

I have decided to present our custom extension for the standard IdM Password Change UI:

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As well, all of the systems can be selected by default and if we change the password in all of them, we can monitor the change process from the UI:

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Here are some of the standard IdM Password Change limitations:

  • doesn’t support dynamic account generation based on the user access
  • not possible to select just one or two of the available systems
  • not possible to have a password provisioning status update
  • mobile version – not supported
  • not very user friendly UI

So we have decided to create a custom solution using SAPUI5. Our UI dynamically generates the available systems based on the logged user information and allows to select only the systems you want for password change. As well, we have added a progress status and system status, so in case the password provisioning fails in IdM/back-end you will have UI error state for the failed systems. The users can also log in from a mobile phone/tablet and change their password from there.

For a similar solution you will need IdM&SAPUI5 knowledge and additional IdM development for the UI REST calls and the password provisioning logic.

In IdM you have to create 2/3 UI tasks responsible for the user data display and for the GET/POST calls to IdM, additional entry type is needed. Depends on the customer needs, you have to create additional attributes responsible for the status update and the system provisioning. For the back-end systems you will have to create a custom password change task instead of the standard one.

Kind Regards,

Simona Lincheva

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  1. Tero Virta

    Looks nice and good point about the progress bar vs WebDynpro UI of submitting form and waiting for n-minutes for processing going through 🙂

    >doesn’t support dynamic account generation based on the user access

    I assume you mean “dynamic password change” than “dynamic account generation”?

    regards, Tero

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    1. Simona Lincheva Post author

      Hi Tero,

      Thanks 🙂

      I meant, that based on the user access(accounts) the available systems are dynamically generated and selectable for reset(if I have accounts in AD and SAP ERP I will see only these two systems in my UI) and the standard IdM don’t have that option, you can only see the account’s list(but this is only a display info).

      BR,

      Simona

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  2. SHYAM MADHAV PALLATH

    Dear Simona,

    I came across this blog, while searching for a similar requirement. Thanks. Could you please share me the technical details on how you did this a bit more? It will be quite useful for others too.

    Thanks,

    Shyam

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