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SAP Identity Management Connector - (NW-IDM-CON 7.1)


As of 1/1/2014, the interface scenario is no longer offered. Please contact SAP ICC for more information. Existing certifications remain valid until they expire.

The purpose of the Connector Development Kit (CDK) is to enable the independent software vendors (ISVs) or SAP partners to create an Identity Management connector for their application, and to integrate the application in the Identity Management landscape.

It is recommended that the new connectors are created using the architecture model shown below. The dotted gray rectangles in the illustration show what is considered the connector.


The provisioning framework in the Identity Center is the core of the provisioning, and will call the basic tasks to perform the operations in the target systems, i.e. the framework populates the Identity Center with a set of basic tasks for performing provisioning.

The Identity Center connects to the Virtual Directory Server using either LDAP or SPML. The VDS processes the incoming requests, executes them on dedicated target applications (in usually different form/protocol than received) and returns the results of the operations.

The processing of the requests is then handed over to the application integration code invoking the appropriate connector operation. The connector has the information about the target application and has the necessary knowledge to transform the input requests from the original format to the target format and execute requested operations, but depends on the target drivers for low-level knowledge. Such low-level target drivers are delivered in form of multiple JAR files that expose low-level target application API. The application integration code can be viewed as the glue between the core VDS code and the target drivers. It will accept the requests from the core code and, implementing the low-level target application API from the driver, carry out operation on the target application.

Although using Virtual Directory Server (connector) when implementing the Identity Management connector is recommended, it is not mandatory to use it. Optionally a vendor specific module can be used instead.

Getting Started

The SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) highly recommends that ISVs and partners, who are interested in certifying an integration of their product with SAP solutions, begin with our page Getting Started with Integration and Certification that explains the SAP ICC services and describes the process how to obtain them. This page helps you select the correct integration scenario and contains technical information, streaming media presentations, step-by-step guides, and much more.

News and Highlights: The new version of certification NW-IDM-CON 7.1 is now available!
SAP partners and independent software vendors (ISVs) integrating third-party applications with SAP Identity Management solutions are cordially invited to our "SAP Security and Identity Management certification" webinar recording.

Technical Documentation

SAP Identity Management 7.2

SAP Identity management 7.2 was added as the new SAP release.

SAP Identity Management 7.1
NW-IDM-CON 7.1 was introduced as a certifiable interface in this release.

Test System Recommendation from SAP ICC

The most suitable license opportunity for this scenario is SAP NetWeaver Test & Demo or SAP NetWeaver Developer User license.

Price List

10,000 Euros per Certification (Euro currency applicable to all countries).
To understand all services and benefits included in this fee, please refer to the Getting Started Page.

Benefits of Certification

Customers using SAP-certified solutions in their SAP environment, as well as the ISVs and partners offering these, experience great benefits such as shorter implementation times, technical enablement, and marketing assets that certification provides.
Please visit the 'Certification Benefits overview page' for more information.
  • After successful certification testing the ISV solution can be advertised with the following logo

Important Links:
Information to IDM Connector.

SAP Identity Management on SDN.
Security and Identity Management main page on SDN.
Documentation to SAP Identity Management on SAP Service Marketplace -> “Release & Upgrade Info” -> “Installation & Upgrade Guides” -> “SAP NetWeaver” -> “SAP Identity Management -> “SAP Identity Management 7.2: Documentation Center”

SAP Training and Help:

SAP - Identity Management

ICC Webinar: You are invited to join our introductory webinars - hosted by the SAP Integration and Certification Center in regular intervals. For a schedule and recordings got to the page "SAP INTEGRATION AND CERTIFICATION WEBINAR SERIES".
Apply for ICC Services right away - please fill in the SAP ICC online application form.
SAP Application Development partner directory: The certified solution is listed in our SAP Application Development partner directory.

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