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Background documentation User Management of Application Server ABAP as Data Source  Locate the document in its SAP Library structure

The user management engine (UME) can use an SAP NetWeaver Application Server (AS) ABAP as its data source for user management data. This enables you to take advantage of the following:

        Users of the ABAP system appear as users in the UME and can log on with their passwords from the ABAP system.

        Roles of the ABAP system appear as groups in the UME.

The AS Java depicts the hierarchy between collective roles and single roles as nested group structures. When you create new groups with the AS Java, the AS Java stores them in its database.


Different interpretations of the “contains in” relationship between ABAP systems and the UME results in a reversal of the visual arrangement of groups. A group representing a collective role is a child element of the group representing a single role. In the ABAP system, the single roles are displayed as child elements of collective roles.

        User and role assignments in the ABAP system appear as user and group assignments in the UME. You can use the ABAP roles for authorization management in the UME, by adding users to the groups representing the ABAP roles.

The data source configuration file is dataSourceConfiguration_abap.xml.


      Constraints for UME with ABAP Data Source

      Constraints for the UME and Central User Administration

      Data Source Configuration Files

      Requirements for the System User for UME-ABAP Communication


      Configuring the UME to Use an AS ABAP as Data Source

      Configuring the UME to Use the Current User for Change Operation

      Changing the AS ABAP Back-End System for the UME

      Changing the ABAP Client for the UME After a Client Copy

      Changing the Password of the User for UME-ABAP Communication

      Configuring the UME for Directory Service Sync with AS ABAP


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