SAP NetWeaver is a cross-application platform that allows users to utilize web-services and create applications to meet their IT needs. SAP NetWeaver is the foundation of the SAP application group software stack.
Using different passwords in Active Directory (AD) and applications like SAP increases the chances that users will forget their passwords. This phenomenon, called password fatigue, causes password-related help desk tickets to skyrocket, eats up your IT admins' time, and negatively affects user productivity. Password fatigue could also result in users creating weak passwords for enterprise applications, making them prone to attacks.
An effective alternative is to deploy an AD password synchronization tool that applies any changes to AD passwords to the passwords of integrated cloud-based and on-premises applications. ADSelfService Plus is an AD password synchronization solution that provides real-time password sync for SAP—along with several other on-premises and cloud applications—to help users securely deal with password fatigue.
ADSelfService Plus' Password Synchronizer ensures that any changes to AD passwords are automatically synchronized to SAP accounts in real time. The Password Sync Agent synchronizes the password changes made via the native Windows interface (Ctrl+Alt+Del screen) or password resets via the ADUC console to SAP.
After a password is changed or reset, this agent captures the new AD password, encrypts it, and transmits it to the SAP account for synchronization. Admins can also choose to selectively synchronize users' passwords based on OU and group memberships.
With real-time password synchronization, users will only have to remember one password to access all their applications. Admins need to make sure this one password is strong, and should therefore enforce stringent password policies. Below, we'll talk more in detail about password policies and other challenges like resetting SAP passwords along with how ADSelfService Plus can help you overcome these challenges.
If users' AD passwords are synchronized with their SAP and other enterprise application accounts and they forget this password, they'll lose access to all their accounts. ADSelfService Plus offers the self-service password reset feature, which allows users to reset their domain passwords without help desk intervention. Users can perform self-service password resets from their web browser, mobile devices, and even the login screens of their Windows, macOS, and Linux machines.
Empowering users to reset their passwords allows them to have seamless access to their system. It also decreases the help desk and admin's workloads. The new passwords can also be synchronized with SAP accounts through password synchronization.
When a SAP password is reset, ADSelfService Plus ensures that the user complies with the AD password policy guidelines by default. Alternatively, you can create custom password policies to enforce that end users set strong passwords using rules that ban dictionary words, restrict use of characters from usernames and old passwords, and more.
Depending on your organization’s security stance, you can enforce these password policies for specific or all on-premises and cloud applications. You can even display them on the password reset and change password pages to make sure that users know what requirements need to be fulfilled. Learn more.
If organizations are wary about letting users maintain a single password across all their accounts, enabling users to reset their SAP passwords without synchronizing them with their AD accounts is a viable solution. ADSelfService provides this option. Learn more.
ADSelfService Plus provides multi-factor authentication to secure self-service password resets and self-service account unlocks. ADSelfService Plus supports 15 authentication methods including Google Authenticator, YubiKey Authenticator, and fingerprint authentication. You can choose to enforce specific authentication methods for a set of users based on their OU or group memberships, or allow them to choose their desired methods. Learn more.
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