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How to implement SAML SSO to access Dashboard from Solution Manager

Introduction:

I am taking this opportunity to write this blog to for Solution manager Community.Solution manager offers Dashboard capability to monitor SAP systems availability. This Dashboard gives us Key metrics on our systems availability. With this blog i am trying to demonstrate how ADFS(Active Directory Federation services) can be used to setup SAML SSO to access these Solution manager dashboards.

 

Objective – To setup SAML SSO to SAP uptime availability  Dashboard

 

Prerequisite :

  • Dashboard is setup in solution manager. For more information

https://blogs.sap.com/2017/02/28/sap-solution-manager-7.2-dashboard-builder/

  • Activate below services

/default_host/sap/public/bc/sec/saml2

/default_host/sap/public/bc/sec/cdc_ext_service

/default_host/sap/bc/webdynpro/sap/saml2

  • Role require to access the dashboard : SAP_SM_DSH_DISP

 

Steps :

We already have setup SAML in reference system  and we can reuse/import  the same configuration in Solution manager system.

Please refer below steps

Log into system that already has keys set up 

Transaction SAML2

Export Configuration

Check Export signature and encryption PSEs

Click Download Configuration and save the file somewhere

 

Import the config

 

  • Click Trusted providers tab -> in edit mode  select below Identity provider

 

 

 

Import the primary signing certificate

 

In Signature tab import Token certificate from your Ad administrator

  • Click on Authentication Requirements tab and change
  1. Assertion Consumer Service to Application url
  2. Binding to HTTP POST

 

  • Restart ICM

Testing

 

  • Cleanup the browser cookies

and open the Dashboard url

 

Conclusion – ADFS can be used to setup SAML SSO to access Solution manager Dashboards

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