Authentication Providers

A security profile verifies the identities of application users and administrators who request access via one or more configured authentication providers. SAP Mobile Platform Server supports a variety of built-in authentication providers that authenticate users. Administrators create a security profile and assign one or more providers to it using Management Cockpit.

You can configure an authentication provider of a given type only if that provider is available on the enterprise network.

Administrator authentication and device-user authentication are configured differently:

  • Administrators are authenticated with the Admin security profile. For first-time logins, administrators are authenticated with the System Login (Admin Only) authentication provider. Once logged in, administrators for production systems should immediately reconfigure the Admin security profile to use the enterprise security back end using Management Cockpit.
  • Device users are authenticated with custom SAP Mobile Platform Server security profiles that platform administrators create in Management Cockpit. For SAP back ends, you can configure SSO authentication.