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Background documentation Configuring User Management  Locate the document in its SAP Library structure

The following sections describe how to configure the user management engine (UME).

Starting User Management Configuration

User management configuration or UME configuration is a Web Dynpro application for configuring the UME. It is integrated in SAP NetWeaver Administrator and in the System Administration role of SAP NetWeaver Portal. You can also start this tool as a stand-alone console. Use the method most appropriate to your environment.

        SAP NetWeaver Administrator of the Application Server (AS) Java


                            a.      Enter the following in your Web browser:


                            b.      Choose User Management Configuration.



                            a.      Enter the following in your Web browser:


                            b.      Choose System Administration System Configuration UME Configuration.

        Stand-alone console


                            a.      Enter the following in your Web browser:


                            b.      Choose User Management Configuration.


No matter which access method you use, configure the AS Java to use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) whenever possible. For more information, see Configuring the Use of SSL on the AS Java.


        UME Data Sources

Describes the following:

        Features and restrictions for the data sources supported by UME

        How to configure the UME to use an LDAP directory as a data source

        Details on how to create a custom data source configuration file


We do not recommend that you create your own data source configuration. Only use this option in exceptional circumstances.

        Editing UME Properties

Describes how to change UME properties.

        Configuring the Security Policy for User ID and Passwords

Explains how to configure the UME security policy, which controls aspects such as password length.

        Configuring E-Mail Notification

Describes how to set up UME to send automatic notification mails on specific events, for example, when an administrator locks a user.

        Configuring Self-Registration

Describes how to enable users to create their own user accounts.

        Configuring Self-Management

Describes how to enable users to manage their own user accounts.

        Enabling Users to Reset Their Own Password

Describes how you can configure logon help for users who forget their password.

        Logon Screen Customization

Describes how to configure the look and feel of the logon screen and how to enable the logon help and self-registration links.

        Configuring Delegated User Administration Using Companies

Outlines the UME company concept and explains how to use companies for self-registration with approval and for a form of delegated user administration.

        Configuring Virtual Groups

Describes how to create groups at runtime based on the values of a user attribute.

        Adding Custom Attributes to the User Profile

Describes how to define attributes and add them to the user profile.

        Allowing Users to View the Contact Information of Other Users

Describes how you can grant business users the ability to view the contact information of other business users in your system.

        Additional Customizing Options

Provides information on how you can customize various aspects of UME functions.

Portal-Specific Configuration

The UME provides some configuration options that are only available if you have a portal.

More information: User Management Configuration.

More Information

      Accessing Back-End Systems with a Different User ID

      Configuring SSL Between the UME and an LDAP Directory

      Configuring SNC Between the UME and an ABAP-Based System

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