Anonymous Access Applications

Applications that do not require tight security can use anonymous access. You can run anonymous access applications without entering credentials.

When anonymous connections are enabled in Management Cockpit, the application user can run the application without entering a user name and password or a combination of authorization code and password. However, back-end systems require log-on credentials to access data, from both read-only users and back-end users with specific roles.

SAP also supports an "anonymous optional" scenario, in which an anonymous application may provide a limited set of functionality to anonymous users. A user who chooses to authenticate may have access to more functionality (for example, real user credentials which are propagated via SSO to the back end and allows more access).