Configuring Security Profiles and Authentication Providers
Use Management Cockpit to configure security profiles and corresponding authentication providers to define the security access and scope for users mapped to logical roles in SAP Mobile Platform.
SAP Mobile Platform does not provide proprietary security systems for storing and maintaining users and accessing control rules, but delegates these functions to the enterprise’s existing security solutions.
A security profile determines the scope of user identity, data access, and security by performing authentication checks. A user must be part of the security repository used by the configured security profiles to access any resources, either a Management Cockpit administration feature or a data set from a back-end data source.
SAP Mobile Platform includes three default security profiles: Admin, Default, and Notification. Administrators can also create new security profiles and assign authentication providers using Management Cockpit.
- Configured authentication providers: security provider plug-ins for many common security solutions, such as LDAP, are included with SAP Mobile Platform.
- Role mappings that map SAP Mobile Platform logical roles to back-end physical roles.