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Setting up connection between SAP S/4HANA and SAP Logistics Business Network, global trace and trace Option

Introduction

SAP Logistics Business Network, global track and trace option enables customers to capture, process and store tracking information about tracked business processes. This solution provides integration to customers SAP S/4HANA and ECC system to get Order information and master data. This blog will elaboration step by step guide to setup connection between SAP S/4HANAand Global track and trace which is necessary for location replication.

Setting up connection between SAP S/4HANA and SAP Logistics Business Network, global track and trace option

To begin the setup, you must have administrator rights in SAP S/4HANA as well as SAP Logistics Business Network, global track and trace option tenant.

Below is a list of steps that must be performed:

1. Generate the key pairs certificates (Key Pairs) with Identity Authentication service
2. Import the IAS Certificate into the SAP S/4HANA in STRUST
3. Import SAP Logistics Business Network Certificate into SAP S/4HANA using STRUST
4. Create System Connection in SAP Logistics Business Network Global track and trace Solution owner tenant
5. Setup Webservices using SOAMANAGER for inbound services to SAP Logistics Business Network from SAP S/4HANA

1. Generate the Key Pairs Certificates from Identity Authentication Service

Communication between SAP Logistics Business Network and SAP S/4HANA system is based on B2B messages using SOAP protocol.  Messages are authenticated using client certificates. These certificates must be requested.

  • You have already purchased an Identity Authentication service You can purchase such a service tenant here: < https://www.sapstore.com/solutions/40132/SAP-Cloud-Platform-Identity- Authentication>.
  • While subscribing to an SAP Logistics Business Network productive license, you have been provisioned with an Identity Authentication service tenant and details tenant, and a URL is sent to the S-User used for the license
  • If you have subscribed for a test SAP Logistics Business Network license and you have not purchased an Identity Authentication service tenant, you may request a key pair from SAP by raising an incident to the component SCN-LBN-INT. (In this case, you can skip the steps in this )

When using the Identity Authentication service, the certificates are signed by SAP Passport CA.

Perform the following steps to request the Key Pairs certificate:

  1. Obtain access to the Identity Authentication
  2. Follow the steps below to generate a *.p12 file from your Identity Authentication service tenant. Perform the following actions to generate a key The following process is only for an SAP Logistics Business Network productive license.
    1. Access the tenant’s administration console for the Identity Authentication service by using the console’
    2. Note the following points:
      1. The URL has the pattern https://<tenant ID>.accounts.ondemand.com/admin.
      2. The tenant ID is automatically generated by the first administrator who created the tenant receives an activation email with a URL. This URL contains the tenant ID
    3. Under Applications and Resources, choose Applications, click the pencil icon for Add Application, and assign the new application the name CertificateGeneration, for example. Then search for CertificateGeneration and click on Certificate for API Authentication.
    4. Enter the Common NamePassword, and Confirmed Password and click on Generate. The browser downloads the certificate to your local

 

The result is that you will have a signed certificate – a *.p12 file.

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2. Import the IAS Certificate into the SAP S/4HANA in STRUST

    1. Convert the signed certificate -a*.p12 file to a PSE file. Follow the steps outlined in 2148457 – How to convert the keypair of a PKCS#12 / PFX container into a PSE file
    2. In SAP S/4HANA, go to SM30 using table STRUSTSSL. Create new SSL client for SAP Logistics Business Network
    3. In SAP S/4HANA, go to transaction STRUST. Choose the SSL Client Identifier from above then run the following action:
      • PSE -> Import
    4. Save as “SSL Client” -> replace existing PSE

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3. Import SAP Logistics Business Network Certificate into SAP S/4HANA Using STRUST

The procedure has no explicit dependency to the onboarding process. However, it is recommended that you have procured the SAP Logistics Business Network license prior to performing any steps identified here.

  1. Access SAP Logistics Business Network Live URL: <https://l20398-iflmap.hcisbps.eu1.hana.ondemand.com/> and select the site information.

You will notice the lock symbol, click it to export the certificate.

  1. Add SAP Logistics Business Network Certificates to PSE using STRUST

For each of the certificates

  • Go to transaction STRUST
  • Choose the SSL Client LBN (or what you set up).
  • Import certificate

  • Add to certificate list
  • Save
  • Then Restart ICM. Navigate the More-> Environment->ICM Monitor
  • Once in SMICM, go to More->Administration-> ICM-> Global. Restart ICM.

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4. Create System Connection in SAP Logistics Business Network Solution Owner Tenant

SAP Logistics Business Network tenant has been established as described in section 4. You have subscribed to the system role.

    1. From your P12 file extract the public certificate and upload in the system connection app to SAP Logistics Business Network. Export to a x.509 CER certificate file.
    2. Login to the shipper tenant, then go to System Connection.
    3. Click on Add , select the connection type – “SAP TM –  SAP S/4HANA”, maintain Connection ID and System ID
    4. Navigate to Inbound to Network then import the certificate, Save and Activate.

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5. Setting Up Web Services Using SOAMANAGER for Inbound Services to SAP Logistics Business Network from SAP S/4HANA

The direct connection to SAP Logistics Business Network can be influenced by setting the default configuration to blank in SXMB_ADMIN. To do so, go to SXMB_ADMIN and set the following settings:

Additionally, the previous the settings in STRUST as described in the prior section must be setup.

Launch the transaction SOAMANAGER and maintain the consumer service for these interfaces as follows: Outbound interfaces:

  • LocationBulkReplicationRequest_Out(/SCMB/CO_CPX_LOC_BULK_REPL_REQ)
      1. In SOAMANAGER, choose the option Configure the Web services Configuration
      2. For Location Replication interface mentioned above, configure the settings as in below:
      3. Then create manual configuration to influence the settings. Specify the logical Port (this can be freely defined). Note to click Logical Port is default
      4. Specify consumer proxy setting. Here you choose X509 and the certificate settings.
        • Note: You specify the SSL Client PSE from the setup in STRUST as outlined in the previous steps, which contains the private key for authentication in SAP Logistics Business Network
      5. On the HTTP settings tab, use the live SAP Logistics Business Network URL (https://l20398-iflmap.hcisbp.eu1.hana.ondemand.com/cxf/lbn/b2b/soap/v1), and specify the transport bindings as shown below.
      6. Under SOAP Protocol (or messaging settings), you can choose the following settings:
      7. All other settings must be default
      8. Save and activate

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Summary

By following the above steps, data can be sent from SAP S/4HANA system to SAP Logistics business network via SOAP based interface.

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  • HI Ravish Shetty, Perfect article. I am working at the Brazil LBN-GTT project.

    I wonder know how can I integrate a new object to be traced at LBN-GTT. Consider this object Z* document that happens before PO be created.

    Best Regards

    RR

  • You may look at the IDOC integration for GTT V2 version within the admin guide

    https://help.sap.com/doc/65de669e93ab455dbedacade89297dd1/LBN/en-US/SAP_LBN_GTT_CDM_V2.pdf

  • Hi Ravish,

     

    Is it similar setup for S4 Embedded TM?  BTW, do you know where I can find the list of the standard interface supported by LBN with S4 TM?

    Thanks

    Richard