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3017663 - Deleting the Inactive SF users from IAS via IPS provisioning job


You need to automatically delete users from IAS if their corresponding user in Success Factors changed to "INACTIVE" state.


  • SAP Identity Authentication Services
  • SAP Identity Provisioning Services
  • SAP Success Factors


Users are not automatically removed because they were not provisioned via IPS provisioning job after adding property "ips.delete.existedbefore.entities = true" in target system.


  1. Make sure you have the property "ips.delete.existedbefore.entities = true" in target system;
  2. Then, in the source system, change the property from status eq 'active' to status in 'active','inactive';
  3. Run the READ job;
  4. After the job finishes, change back the property in the SOURCE system from status in 'active','inactive' to status eq 'active';
  5. Run another READ job and the 'inactive' users should be automatically deleted from now on when running the IPS provisioning jobs.

Please note: The deletion activity is executed only in that case when the provisioning job is successful. In case the job fails, the delete operation will be roll-backed, and no users will be removed from the target. This feature was added by the IPS developers to avoid any errors.

See Also

Manage Deleted Entities


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