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3086468 - How To: Configure Front-End SAML Authentication on BI when deployed on Netweaver Java AS


  • Need Step-by-step guide on how to perform SAML Authentication configuration when BOE web application is deployed on NetWeaver Java Application Server
  • Guide is written based on BI 4.3 Support Package 100 using SAP Cloud Identity Provider as the IdP
  • This guide will provide only the Business Intelligence Platform related steps of the SAML configuration.
  • Please note that enabling SAML 2.0 authentication on NetWeaver Java AS will involve the enabling and configuring features on the NetWeaver Java application server that will require a deeper knowledge of the NetWeaver product that this KBA can provide. 
  • The SAML workflow is processed on the NetWeaver Java AS and the log-in to the BI Platform will be performed using Trusted Authentication-based methods. Please see KBA 1795949 - Trusted Authentication with SAML Single Sign-On BI 4.x



  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence 4.3 (In this test environment, BI 4.3 Support Package 100 is used)
  • Any Identity Provider (IdP) that supports SAML 2.0 standards (In this test environment, SAP Cloud Identity Provider is used)
  • Netweaver Java Application Server (In this test environment, Netweaver 7.5 SP19 is used)


SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.2 ; SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.3


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