Certificate-Based Authentication

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Analyze certificate-based authentication methods and Client authentication in SAP Systems

Certificate Based Authentication

Authentication Methods

So far we have concentrated on confidentiality and integrity when sending data and authentication on the server side, to make sure that we are communicating with the right receiver. In several scenarios the server also needs to ensure the identity of the client.

This is where client authentication methods come into the game, often only referred to as authentication methods or just authentication.

In contrast to server authentication that is carried out with the server certificate, for client authentication we have different methods.

Client Authentication in SAP Systems

Maintenance of credentials in different systems:

  • SAP Sales and Service Cloud:

    Communication Arrangement in Admin WoC

  • SAP Cloud Integration:

    Security Materials and Keystore in Monitor/Operations view

  • SAP S/4HANA:

    RFC Destination in SM59 or Consumer Proxy in SOAMANAGER

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