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Configure Embedded SAC in SAP DMC

Learn how to set up trust between your identity provider and embedded SAP Analytics Cloud to enable single sign-on
              The new Manufacturing Insights capabilities (Beta Release) replace the existing Manufacturing Insights capabilities in SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud. You can analyze and optimize your digital operations based on data delivered by SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud. Your production data is already structured and stored in Manufacturing Data Objects (MDOs) that are ready to use for your analytics.

Architecture:

Architecture

Architecture

Pre-requisites:

The following role templates are specific to the new Manufacturing Insights capabilities (Beta Release):

  • DMCI_SAC_User (Manage Dashboards BETA app)
  • DMCI_SAC_Admin (Initialize Embedded Analytics BETA app)

Once you have DMCi relevant role, you should be able to view the below apps in the SAP DMC system as below:

SAP DMC insight Apps

Set-Up Embedded SAC:

Procedure:

  1. In the Initialize Embedded Analytics BETA app of SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud, choose Download SAML Metadata to download the SAML Metadata of embedded SAP Analytics Cloud.

  1.           A SAML metadata XML file is downloaded to your computer.
  2. In your SAP Cloud Identity Services – Identity Authentication (IDP) tenant, go to Application & Resources -> Applications.SAP%20BTP%20-%20IAS
  3. Create a new Application
    1. Enter a Name of your choice.
    2. Chose SAP BTP Solution as Type and Parent application as None. Leave Home URL as empty.Create%20Application
  4. Choose the new Application.
  5. On the trust tab, choose SAML 2.0 Configuration.
  6. Under Define from Metadata, upload the SAML metadata XML file that you downloaded from the Initialize Embedded Analytics BETA app.
    The configuration parameters of your application are updated.
  7. Save.
  8. Choose Subject Name Identifier.
  9. Under Basic Configuration, select E-Mail as basic attribute.
  10. Save.
  11. Choose Default Name ID Format.
  12. Select E-Mail.
  13. Save.
  14. Choose Assertion Attributes.
  15. Choose Add to add attributes.
  16. Select the attribute Groups.
  17. In the Groups row, enter sac as Assertion Attribute.
    Note:
    For more information on the attributes, see Enabling a Custom SAML Identity Provider.
  18. In the User Attribute column, choose E-Mail.
  19. In the E-Mail row, enter email as Assertion Attribute (instead of mail).
  20. Save.
  21. On the main menu, choose Tenant Settings.
  22. Choose SAML 2.0 Configuration.
  23. Choose Download Metadata File.
    A SAML metadata XML file is downloaded to your computer.
  24. Open the Initialize Embedded Analytics BETA app.
  25. Under Configuration, choose Browse and select the SAML metadata file downloaded from your IDP.
  26. Save.
  27. Refresh to see the Identity Provider Status change from Configuration In-progress to Configured. This can take a few minutes.

Now. you are ready to access the Embedded SAC in DMCi. You can build your data Source for the stories you are going to create, The data is available in form of MDOs.

 

To know more about SAP DMC solution, see here.

Therefore, we can configure Embedded SAC module in SAP DMC solution that brings together data and analytics to define a Data Source/model which helps in creation of Stories/dashboards to display the data.

To know more about SAP BTP, see here.

 

Hope you found this blog post helpful!

Please share your feedback in the comments section and please do post questions if any here.

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      Author's profile photo Sulaksh Gupta
      Sulaksh Gupta

      Nice blog explaining the new capabilities.

      One minor correction on the pre-requisites when it comes to the roles needed for these apps:

      • DMCI_SAC_User - enables access to Manage Dashboards app
      • DMCI_SAC_Admin - enables Initialize Embedded Analytics app
      Author's profile photo Manohar Mulagapaka
      Manohar Mulagapaka
      Blog Post Author

      Yes Sulaksh
      Thanks for the correction.