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"Auto-register" user by SSO client certificate?

Hi,

we are running an application in WebDynpro ABAP on NW 7.31.

The applicaton shall be usable by everyone in the company with minimal effort. Everyone has a client certificate installed in their browsers and we want to do pretty much SSO using the X509 certificates.

But as far as I understand, this works only, once a user account has been created with the correct information (OU, CN etc. specified). Is there any way, we can get around this and to avoid the manual user creation process? Ideally, we want every user to visit our site and to be logged in on the first time already.

Licensing is not an issue and security is also secondary... it is just essential to be as low effort as possible for the end-user to get into our application and to still be somehow "distinguishable" (not completely anonymous). It would be also sufficient if the application runs under a generic user account, but somehow we would need to understand the user ID from the certificate. In other programming languages / web servers this should not be very complex, but I just don't find a way in AS ABAP.

Regards,

Bruno

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