DO NOT connect your Independent Contractor S* id to Universal ID
If you’re an independent contractor like myself and has done certification with SAP under a S* user id, DO NOT connect your S* user id to Universal ID.
I just did this hoping that it would consolidate my accounts as I had created an email account sometime back. But now I just lost all my access to SAP Support Notes. I have been using my S* id for more than 20 years and use it to blog and link it to certifications and use it to research notes as I go to different clients.
Universal ID admin is now saying my S* id was given under OTC Education Australia and will need a different id. I no longer have an independent access to SAP Support Notes.
Same as you. I also lost my S id.
So, what can be done to get it back?
Unfortunately, I am not aware of any mechanism to get it back.
SAP's user admin notified me that "there is a change to SAP Support deliverables after July 25th".
Get yourself a free tier BTP account (which I would recommend anyway... ) and AFAIK you will receive a s-user with sap support note access.
I am afraid there is not such a thing as independent access to SAP notes. To my knowledge only customers with valid maintenance/support contracts are entitled to access the notes as they are part of SAP support service.