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Setting Up Point-to-Point Integration with Certificate-Based Authentication

The connection setup for the point-to-point replication (from Employee Central to Employee Central Payroll) can now be configured to authenticate with X.509 certificates.

The context of this enhancement is as follows:

You can now configure the point-to-point replication to work with SSL certificates (X.509 certificates). To assist with this process, the point-to-point configuration report (transaction HRSFEC_PTP_CONFIG) has been enhanced with a new option. The certificates are pushed automatically into the Employee Central Payroll system and can be imported manually into Employee Central.

Authentication with X.509 certificates provides stronger security compared to basic user authentication.

Configuration Requirements

Support Package EA-HR SPA6 must be installed in your system.

As of June 1, 2022, the operations team will automatically push the necessary Employee Central Payroll infrastructure for certificate handling.

Please note that, while the Employee Central side of this feature is available, you can't use the feature as a whole until the production release. Note also that the full documentation won't be available until then either.

What's Changed

The current Connect with X.509 Certificate section on the UI for transaction HRSFEC_PTP_CONFIG is shown. The current point-to-point configuration with SSL certificates (X.509 certificates) is shown.
How It Looks Now

Technical Details

Reference Number



Employee Central Payroll


Employee Central Payroll


Employee Master Data Replication



Configuration Type

Admin Opt-in

Link to Demo


General Availability



Major or Minor


Modular Business Process

Hire to Retire

Software Version

1H 2022

Valid as Of


Latest Document Revision