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Creating a Technical User for Cloud Platform Integration

Moderator’s note:

“SAP strongly recommends to not use P-users in any productive integration scenarios. Instead we recommend using client certificate or Oauth authentication for such scenarios.”

 

Purpose of a technical user: Many times, you have several people working in the integration work space, but not all have an individual S-user assigned to them. Also sometimes, during an error, we need several parties to look at the problem and it is immensely cumbersome to assign access to each user on a need basis. There are cases, where you had to share your user password due to time constraints.

All the above problems can be addressed with the help of a technical user. A technical user is a generic user who you can assign the required roles and share with all the intended parties.

Steps to create a technical user:

A technical user is an SAP P-user that can be created as follows:

  1. Go to blogs.sap.com in an incognito mode so you do not get logged in automatically. Click on Log On. Choose Register in the pop-up window:
  2. Enter all the required information on the register screen. The activation link shall be sent to the email address provided by you on this screen, so enter a valid email address:
  3. You will receive the following email for activating the new user:
  4. Click on the activation link – once activated, your registration is complete. You shall be directed to the following page:
  5. Click on Go to Account Settings to get your user details:
  6. Now go to your SAP Cloud Platform Accounts cockpit, choose the sub-account of your Cloud Platform Integration tenant and click on Members:
  7. Add the P-user that you picked in step 5, assign all the required roles and add a relevant description for future reference:
  8. The user is successfully added to your Cloud Platform’s sub-account:
  9. Go to Security –> Authorizations –> Users. Enter the P-user you just added and click on Assign. Now choose all the roles you want to assign to this technical user:
  10. The technical user is ready to use.
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  • Thank you for sharing this data. Really increase in value the way you have describe everything in this article. Keep up the decent work

  • This did not work in our testing for a person that already has an S-User tied to the e-mail address.  We wanted to create and use a P-User as a technical user, but when we try to follow your steps for a person that already has an S-User, when we fill out the form we get an error that the e-mail address is already tied to another account.  How can you get a P-User for technical usage when you already have a S-User?

  • Hi,

    I was able to send messages to my CPI instance, even without registering the user as a member or as part of the Users under BTP Cockpit. I simply registered a user under the SAP Identity Service as suggested in this blog.

    Does everyone else get the same? Seems to be a big security risk.

    Thanks.