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Fiori Launchpad:SSO made easy by SAML 2.0 with ADFS

Background :

I came across the situation where I need to implement SSO for Fiori Launchpad. First thing came in my mind was to do through SAP NW portal since you can very easily achieve this by doing SSO between portal and Fiori. You need to configure SPNEGO on portal to make this entire thing work.

User open portal URL which redirected to Fiori launchpad. Issue with this you will have an additional portal page open which you don’t want any other users to see if you have published Fiori launchpad through your company portal or some other web page.

What tools required?

ADFS system in your organization

Fiori Gateway system

Certificate Signing Authority

How to achieve SSO through SAML?

  • Activation of SICF

First thing you need to login to SAP ABAP system/Gateway system where your Fiori Launchpad is opening from.

Go to transaction SICF and Activate SAML2 web service

Once you have this Service activated you will able to run SAP TCode: SAML2

  • HTTPS configuration on ABAP system

Before we run in to configuration make sure you have HTTPs enabled for your gateway systemand certificates are signed as below.

Create profile parameter for HTTPS as below

icm/server_port_X PROT=HTTPS,PORT=1443,TIMEOUT=600,PROCTIMEOUT=3600

Restart ICM and check you see HTTPS is enable for your system in SMICM Tcode

  • SAML configuration on ABAP/Gateway system

Local Provider

Simply run TCode : SAML2 and you will see screen below on your browser, what you need to do is –> Enable SAML 2.0 Support –>Create SAML 2.0 Local Provider.

Add Provider name and click next

Note: I prefer to put FQHN as provider name

Continue with default option on General settings screen

Press Finish on Service Provider Setting

Final Configuration of your service provider will be looking like this

Under:Identity Provider Discovery: Common Domain Cookie (CDC)

Selection Mode can be change to Automatic

This will be auto generated in TCODE: STRUST

      Trusted Provider

First download Metadata file from your ADFS

Link is : https://fqdn of ADFS/FederationMetadata/2007-06/FederationMetadata.xml

Note: ADFS server always access through HTTPS:// and NOT HTTP://

Go to Trusted Providers TAB and upload Metadata File

Click Next on screen

Provide signing certificate and click next

Note getting certificate.

Create new blank file with file type .crt

Edit file with Notepad.

Open your FederationMetadata.xml

and Copy certificate content in TXT file.

You can find this at the beginning of the file

Open ADFS website and export certificate and opening with notepad and copy content to text file you created

Final file is ready

Click Next and provide Alias name

Click Next on this screen

Click Next

Click Next

Click Next

Select Comparison Method: Better and click Finish

You have trusted provider setup almost ready as below

Click edit and add Supported NameID Formats

I have selected option as below

Final Screens of Trusted Providers are as below

Now Save changes and enable configuration

Click OK

Configuration is enabled now

     Configure ADFS

Go to TAB Local Provider and download MetaData

Select All option and download

Save the file.

Login to your ADFS server through remote desktop session and copy metadata.xml to desktop of server

Open AD FS Management tool from – Control Panel\System and Security\Administrative Tools

Navigate to Trusted Relationship >> Relying Party Trusts


Add Relying Party Trust

Click Start

Provide metadata file

Click OK

Provide name

Note: I prefer SAP SID name

For now I am going with defaults on next screen and you can select accordingly

Permit all users

Click Next

Check TABs inside you have information below


Click Close

Note: Make sure you have checkbox selected

Add Rule

Click Next

Provide information what you previously selected under “Supported NameID formats”

Click Apply and OK

Edit newly created Relying Party Trust prperties

Go to Advanced TAB and change Secure hash algorithm to SHA-1

Note: Match this with what you selected on your ABAP system


Open URL of your SAP WEBGUI


Error as below

Apply SAP Note : 2447142 – Error in ST program DECOMPRESS_TEXT

Test URL again and you will able to login without password.

Thank you for reading.


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