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Spotlight: LDAP Support in SAP HANA Cloud

As of the QRC 01/2021 release of SAP HANA Cloud, SAP HANA database, you can leverage LDAP authentication and authorization for your SAP HANA database users.

When and why would I use this feature?

You already knew that the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is an open standard protocol that facilitates authorization between client applications and the data resources they connect to (for example, an SAP HANA Cloud database).

Integrate LDAP authentication and authorization when you want to strengthen and simplify user administration, especially in a large-scale SAP HANA system.

 

 

How do I enable the LDAP feature?

There is nothing to enable for this feature, you just need to be running QRC 01/2021 of SAP HANA Cloud, SAP HANA database, and have an LDAP-compliant directory server that manages users and their access to network resources.

If both of these conditions are true, then you can begin implementing LDAP user authentication to access the SAP HANA database and LDAP group membership to authorize your SAP HANA database users.

Visit the following three topics to do this:

What SQL and catalog objects support this feature?

An LDAP ADMIN privilege (GRANT statement) allows you to create LDAP providers and administer their settings using the { CREATE | ALTER | VALIDATE } LDAP PROVIDER statements.

Other SQL statements you might expect to use to configure users for LDAP authentication include:

After you’ve configured LDAP, you can peruse the LDAP-related configuration information by querying these system views:

What other types of learning are available for this feature?

 

~ Happy simplified user administration!

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