Release notes - IBM Security Identity Governance and Intelligence- SAP HR Feed Adapter 7.1.4

IBM Security Identity Governance and Intelligence SAP HR Feed Adapter 7.1.4 is available. Compatibility, installation, and other getting-started issues are addressed.





Welcome to the IBM Security Identity Governance and Intelligence SAP HR feed Adapter.

These Release Notes contain information for the following products that was not available when the IBM Security Identity Governance and Intelligence manuals were printed:

Adapter Features and Purpose

The SAP HR feed Adapter is designed to reconcile Person and Organizational information from the SAP ABAP server. The adapter runs in "agentless" mode and communicates using standards BAPI and RFC methods supplied with the SAP server. Communication to these BAPI and RFC methods is enabled by the SAP Java Connector (Jco) API.

License Agreement


Review and agree to the terms of the IBM Security Identity Adapter License prior to using this product.

The license can be viewed from the "license" folder included in the product package.

Contents of this Release

Adapter Version



Build Date

2018 April 26 13.17.47

Adapter Version


Component Versions

Adapter build:



Dispatcher 7.0.32 or higher (packaged separately)

SAP NW connector version: 7.1.29


The following guides are available in the IBM Knowledge Center

SAP HR Feed Adapter Installation and Configuration Guide

New Features

Enhancement # (FITS)



Items included in current release (7.1.4)


Added support for JCo 3.0.17.


Build with Sap NW connector version 7.1.29


Items included in 7.1.3 release




Items included in 7.1.2 release

RTC 154245

Added support for JCo 3.0.16.


Items included in 7.1.1 release

RTC 152293

Add Support for Identity Governance and Intelligence (IGI) v5.2.2


Closed Issues



PMR# / Description



Items included in current release (7.1.4)

RTC 171786

IJ03346/BUG 2531


PMR TS000079006 SAP Adapter: Request is not retried and fails immediately when SAP server is not available


US - As a SAP NW adapter developer, I need to provide correct error messages



Items included in 7.1.3 release

RTC 162843


OUs and Users are missing after SAP recon



Items included in 7.1.2 release

RTC 156200


Added support for Type B connection.



Items included in 7.1.1 release




Known Issues



PMR# / Description








Known Limitations for SAP HR adapter



PMR# / Description




Multi Byte Character Support Limitations

All character data transferred between IBM Security Identity Manager Server, the adapter, and SAP ABAP server are encoded as UTF-8. The adapter supports provisioning of multi byte characters to and from a directly connected SAP ABAP Unicode server. Provisioning of ASCII characters is supported for Non-Unicode SAP ABAP servers. The adapter does not support provisioning of multi byte characters to any Non-Unicode ABAP server. Extended ASCII characters are not tested or supported for Non-Unicode SAP ABAP servers.


Installation and Configuration Notes

See the Installation Guide for IBM Security Identity Governance and Intelligence SAP HR adapter for detailed instructions.

Corrections to Install guide:

The following corrections to installation guide apply to this release:-


 In Chapter 3: Installing, under sub-section “Service/Target form details”, add following attribute description under “SAP Connection Details Tab”.


SAP Gateway (DNS hostname or IP)

Host name of the SAP gateway host computer only if DNS is set up

correctly. Otherwise, use the IP address. This host is typically the same

host that contains the SAP server. This parameter is optional.


Optional RFC Connection Parameters

This attribute allows for alternative SAP connectivity parameters to be

specified. The value of this attribute is a formatted string of name-value

pairs. Each pair must be separated by a single pipe (|) character. The name

parts must be in lowercase characters. The general format of the value of

this attribute is shown in this example:

                  <name1>=<value1> <name2=value2> ... <nameN>=<valueN>


For example, the following string value would set the SAP Message Server

to with System ID PR0 and Group SPACE:




·         Type B (Load balancing) connection


The mandatory attribute for Type B connection are client, user, passwd,

lang, type, mshost, r3name and group.

To establish Type B (Load Balancing) connection, add the following value

under Optional RFC Connection Parameters:


Type=B|mshost=<Message Server Name>|r3name=<SYSTEM ID>|group=<Name of SAP application server group>


For example: type=B|mshost=SAPPR0|r3name=PR0|group=SPACE where

message server name is SAPPR0 with systemID as PR0 and group SPACE,

then add the following to “Optional RFC Connection Parameters?”




·         According to the dispatcher behavior, the dispatcher must be

restarted for each change in the Optional RFC Connection Parameters?


·         To establish a Type B connection, enable RFC Load balancing in SAP


Configuration Notes

The following configuration notes apply to this release:


Customizing or Extending Adapter Features

The IBM Security Identity Governance and Intelligence adapters can be customized and/or extended. The type and method of this customization may vary from adapter to adapter.

Getting Started

Customizing and extending adapters requires a number of additional skills. The developer must be familiar with the following concepts and skills prior to beginning the modifications:

IBM Security Identity Governance and Intelligence administration

IBM Security Directory Integrator management

IBM Security Directory Integrator Assembly Line development

LDAP schema management

Working knowledge of Java scripting language

Working knowledge of LDAP object classes and attributes

Working knowledge of XML document structure

Note: If the customization requires a new IBM Security Directory Integrator connector, the developer must also be familiar with IBM Security Directory Integrator connector development and working knowledge of Java programming language.

IBM Security Identity Governance and Intelligence Resources:

            Check the "Training" section of the IBM Knowledge Center for links to training, publications, and demos.

IBM Security Directory Integrator Resources:

            Check the "Training" section of the IBM Security Directory Integrator Support web site for links to training, publications, and demos.

Support for Customized Adapters

The integration to the IBM Security Identity Governance and Intelligence server "the adapter framework" is supported. However, IBM does not support the customizations, scripts, or other modifications. If you experience a problem with a customized adapter, IBM Support may require the problem to be demonstrated on the GA version of the adapter before a PMR is opened.


Supported Configurations

Installation Platform

The IBM Security Identity Governance and Intelligence Adapter was built and tested on the following product versions.

Adapter Installation Platform: 

Due to continuous Java security updates that may be applied to your ISIM or PIM servers, the following TDI/SDI releases are the officially supported versions:

Earlier versions of TDI that are still supported may function properly, however to resolve any communication errors, you must upgrade your TDI/SDI releases to the officially supported versions by the adapters


Note:  The adapter supports IBM Security Directory Integrator 7.2, which is available only to customers who have the correct entitlement. Contact your IBM representative to find out if you have the entitlement to download IBM Security Directory Integrator 7.2.

Managed Resource:

The following SAP ABAP Basis versions running anywhere on the network are supported:

SAP Release: - SAP Netweaver 730

Component version:-SAP ECC 6.0

SAP HR Fix Pack: - Fix pack 22


IBM Security Identity Governance and Intelligence:

Identity Governance and Intelligence 5.2.3

Identity Governance and Intelligence 5.2.4


SAP JCo certified:

JCo 3.0.17

Note: SAP HR Feed Adapter was tested and certified using JCo v3.0.17. SAP may have released a newer version of JCo since then and for reasons unknown, SAP may not make JCo v3.0.17 available for download. The newer version of JCo may work as is with the adapter.  However, if there are any issues related directly to the newer version of JCo, it will be addressed in the next release of the adapter.



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