Single Sign-On with SAP Passports
Access many of the portals within the SAP Service Marketplace without having to enter your user-ID and password.
- Nevertheless the data is transferred securely.
- If you are redirected to another SAP Service Marketplace server, you are still automatically authenticated.
Just log on to your local machine - the SAP Service Marketplace recognizes you!
What is it about?
Single Sign-On in the SAP Service Marketplace uses SAP Passports, which are known as digital client certificates:
- Once you have authenticated on the SAP Service Marketplace and applied for an SAP Passport, SAP Trust Center issues your SAP Passport. The SAP Passport is your digital passport and represents a connection between your access data for your local machine and your access data for the SAP Service Marketplace.
- The SAP Passport installs itself in your browser.
- As soon as you open a new browser window and access the SAP Service Marketplace there is no need to enter your user-ID and password.
SAP Trust Center
The SAP Trust Center is located centrally in a highly-secure data center at SAP Headquarters in Walldorf, Germany. The SAP Service Marketplace includes a Registration Authority, which can check the user's identity using the SAP Service Marketplace user data.
This Single Sign-On technology is essentially based on a public key infrastructure. Users generate a key pair consisting of a public and a private key using functions native to their Internet browser. The public part of the key is transferred to the SAP Trust Center. Once the public key has been verified, the SAP Trust Center returns a signed certificate to the requestor. This certificate is imported directly into the browser.
After that the user is ready to use Single Sign-On on the SAP Service Marketplace.