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Author's profile photo Kristian Lehment

IDM-RDS – the new Rapid Deployment Solution for SAP Identity Management 8.0

Please read the blog written by Norman Nuernberger dated March 24, 2021:

SAP Identity Management – Business Extensions Service (formerly known as IDM RDS)



This is the old blog post content (dated back to 10. November 2016), which is really outdated! :

Many customers waited for this: SAP released the Rapid Deployment Solution version 2.80 for the product SAP Identity Management 8.0+ (RDS-IDM). It provides predefined content to enable you to start with the implementation of SAP Identity Management in a very short timeframe.

Just like the previous RDS for SAP Identity Management 7.2, this solution contains a step-by-step guide and the accelerators you need for a successful initial implementation of SAP Identity Management. The documentation package (step-by-step guide) contains details on typical features, additional technical information and implementation procedures. This solution reduces total cost of ownership by simplifying assignment of roles and privileges to users, triggered by human capital management events.

What’s new with RDS 2.80 for SAP Identity Management 8.0:

  • support of SAP Success Factors as source for employee master data
  • support of SAP HANA as a target system
  • support of all databases supported by SAP IdM 8.0: Oracle, MS-SQL, IBM-DB2, and SAP ASE
  • great focus on supporting the existing and former functionalities, such as mass administration, predefined approval workflows, improved forms (formerly known as WebUI tasks) and support of system specific user attributes

You can find more information about the Rapid Deployment Solution for SAP Identity Management on the SAP Best Practices Explorer:


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      Author's profile photo Wim Dausy
      Wim Dausy

      Hi Kristian,

      I was looking for this latest version of the rds package but did not find it (yet)...
      Could you share how to navigate or perhaps a direct link to it please?

      Regards, Wim.

      Author's profile photo Kristian Lehment
      Kristian Lehment
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Wim,

      actually, the link given above should work for you.

      If it does not, here is the menu path with which to find the new RDS-IDM pages:


      The SAP Best Practices Explorer will launch. On the upper right corner: click on "Download" to get the package.

      I hope that helps.

      Author's profile photo Wim Dausy
      Wim Dausy

      Probably good to share since I heared others had trouble finding the packages as well, you can find them via Software Downloads from the SAP ONE Support Launchpad (

      --> Select "Downloads" on the top

      --> Type "RDS_START_NW_CONTENT" in the field "Enter search term"

      --> select "RDS_START_NW_CONTENT 1.0"

      Regards, Wim.