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SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Search uses the user management and authentication mechanisms provided with the SAP NetWeaver platform, in particular SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP. Therefore, the security recommendations for user management and authentication described in the SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP Security Guide also apply to SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Search.

In addition to this guide, the following sections contain information about user administration and authentication that specifically applies to SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Search:

  • User Management

    This section lists the tools for user management, the types of users required, and the standard users that are delivered with SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Search.

  • Authentication Mechanisms

    This section describes the authentication mechanisms supported by SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Search, both for end users and for the connected search providers.

  • User Data Synchronization

    SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Search is based on the user data of the connected search providers in the customer network. This section describes how you can synchronize the user data.