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You can enable users to manage their own user profile. Administrators no longer need to enter such data as address and telephone number when users can enter this information themselves. When users enter their own data, it is more likely to be accurate and up to date.

This feature also enables users to customize the user experience for applications such as SAP NetWeaver Portal. Users can select the language used for the user interface or even enable support for JAWS screen readers for users with special needs.

For more information about accessibility, see Accessibility.

Configure self-registration too and users can register themselves and enter their own data as well.

For more information, see Configuring Self-Registration.


The data source for user data must support write access.


  1. Start identity management.

    For more information, see Identity Management.

  2. Create a user management engine (UME) role for self-management.

    For more information about creating roles, see Managing Users, Groups, and Roles.

  3. Assign UME actions for the level of self-management you want to support.

    For more information about assigning actions, see Assigning Principals to Roles or Groups.

    The following table shows the levels of self-management in the UME.

    UME Actions for Self-Management




    Provides nonadministrator users with permissions to change their own personal password in their user profile. The action Manage_My_Profile includes this action.


    Provides nonadministrator users with permissions to display and change their own personal user profile.

  4. Assign the role to groups or users for which you want to allow self-management.

    Example Example

    To enable all users to manage their own profiles, assign the role to the group Everyone.

    End of the example.


Business users assigned the actions described above have the ability to view and modify their password or their entire profile.

For more information about modifying one's own profile in the portal, see Setting Portal Preferences.