SAP IDM Customer Connection Done and Dusted – What’s Up Next?
With a delivery call on November 30, we officially completed this year’s SAP Identity Management Customer Connection project.
The IDM development team implemented a total of 14 improvement requests submitted by customers and partners on the SAP Influence Platform. Highlights include an SAP S/4HANA connector as well as several improvements in Eclipse, product documentation, approvals, and general usability. In addition, the team is currently working on a central reporting capability.
Scroll down for a complete overview of all implemented requests and further improvements for IDM.
SAP IDM Customer Connection 2021
And we have more good news:
We’re planning to continue our customer-driven development approach in 2021; the next SAP Customer Connection project is scheduled to start on January 18, 2021. Mark your calendars for the kick-off call:
|Monday, Jan. 18, 2021||10:00 am – 11:00 am CET||German||Registration & calendar entry|
|Monday, Jan. 18, 2021||3:00 pm – 4:00 pm CET||English||Registration & calendar entry|
New Features & Functions 2020
|Improvement Request||Description||More information|
|SAP S/4HANA Connector||Integrate an S/4HANA system into your IDM landscape for managing and provisioning business users.||SAP S/4HANA Integration Blog|
|Concept & documentation: Global constants in IDM 8.0||After upgrading to SAP Identity Management 8.0, global constants are transformed into package constants and are located in the default package.||For more information, see Global Constants in Post-Upgrade Results|
|Concept & documentation: Obsoletion of jobs, tasks and scripts||When a new version of a package is imported, jobs and tasks running at the time of the import, as well as those scheduled for processing in the provisioning queue before the package import, become obsolete. The same applies for scripts that are called from jobs and tasks.||For more information see Obsoletion.|
|Concept & Documentation: No repository context for tasks anymore through UI||In SAP Identity Management 8.0, it is no longer possible to select a repository for an action task. However, an option to remove or keep a repository for an action task after upgrade from 7.2 to 8.0 has been implemented and documented.||For more information, see General (Action Task)|
|Concept & Documentation: Repository type constants||A repository type defines common parameters (constants) for all repositories of the given repository type. This brings advantages to the repository configuration process.||For more information, see Repository Types, Constants and Variables|
|Search Form: Search entries using Reference Attributes||You can now search for entries using the entry reference attribute.||SAP Note 2950096|
Eclipse IDM Editor – READONLY access to package config without check out
|You can copy values in various text fields without checking out a package.||SAP Note 2948314|
|WebUI: Enhance tab “Historic Values” with the technical name of the attribute||The tab Historical Values now contains the technical name instead of just the display name of attributes. Including this unique identifier makes it easier and less error-prone to work with historical values.||SAP Note 2924783|
|Table Approvers of approval tasks type Basic should be filled||The To Do tab contains your approval entries. Its Approval Information sub tab is now pre-populated with all relevant approval information, saving administrators time and increasing overall the overall process quality.||SAP Note 2913242|
|Attributes missing in delegated approval tasks of type basic||The approver has access to delegated approval task attributes, allowing for a more informed approval decision.||SAP Note 2913210|
Eclipse – Allow Testing of Processes without Package Checkout
|It is now possible for administrators or package owners to test a process without checking out a package in Eclipse.||SAP Note 2951301|
|UI: Change IdM UI Tab and Entry Type using URL parameter||You can now change the User Interface tab and entry type using a URL parameter. This allows a user to directly open specific tabs, select an entry type and quickly search for entries on the Manage tab, without the need to navigate through the Web UI.||SAP Note 2980257|
|Eclipse Dev Studio stop & restart a stuck job or task without package check out||Package developers and owners can run, stop and force restart a job without checking out a package.||SAP Note 2968609|