IBM® Security® Identity Adapter 7.1.6 for SAP AS Java (UME) - Release notes

IBM Security Identity Server Adapter 7.1.6 for SAP AS Java (UME) is available. Compatibility, installation, and other getting-started issues are addressed.




Welcome to the IBM Security Identity Server Adapter for SAP AS Java (UME).

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

Adapter Features and Purpose

The IBM Security SAP AS Java (UME) Adapter is designed to create and manage accounts on a target SAP AS Java. The adapter runs in "agentless" mode and communicates using standard SPML (DSML V2) interface provided by SAP Application Server Java for UME.

IBM recommends the installation of this adapter (and the prerequisite IBM Security Directory Integrator, previously known as IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator) on each node of an IBM Security Identity Server WAS cluster. A single copy of the adapter can handle multiple IBM Security Identity Server Services. The deployment configuration is based, in part, on the topology of your network domain, but the primary factor is the planned structure of your IBM Security Identity Server Provisioning Policies and Approval Workflow process. Please refer to the IBM Security Identity Server Information Center for a discussion of these topics.

The IBM Security Identity Server adapters are powerful tools that require Administrator Level authority. Adapters operate much like a human system administrator, creating accounts, permissions and home directories. Operations requested from the IBM Security Identity Server will fail if the adapter is not given sufficient authority to perform the requested task. IBM recommends that this adapter run with administrative (root) permissions.

Service Groups Management

The ability to manage service groups was a feature introduced prior to IBM Security Identity Server. By service groups, IBM Security Identity Server is referring to any logical entity that can group accounts together on the managed resource.

Managing service groups implies the following:


Create service groups on the managed resource.

Modify attribute of a service group.

Delete a service group.


Note that service group name change is not supported in IBM Security Identity Server release.


The SDI Based SAP UME adapter does not support management of service groups

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

2017 September 08 08.01.29

Adapter Version


Component Versions

Adapter build:



Dispatcher 7.0.30 and above


The following guides are available in the IBM Knowledge Centre:

·  SAP AS Java (UME) Adapter Installation and Configuration Guide




New Features

Enhancement # (FITS)



Items included in 7.1.6 release




Items included in 7.1.5 release




Items included in 7.1.4 release

RTC 151785

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

 This adapter is now designed for use with IBM Security Identity Server,

Privileged Identity Manager, and Identity Governance and Intelligence.

RTC 147658

Bugz 2002

PMR 69343,650,758


IBM Security Identity Adapter Reconciliation Issue.

SAPUMEAdapter does not support a different ID format.


Items included in 7.0.3 release

RTC 147659

Added support for OSDB: SAP 7.50


Items included in 7.0.2 release


Changed the behavior of the following  multi-value attributes from ‘replaceMultiValue’ to ‘add/delete’:

ersapumeassignedroles=User Roles

ersapumeassignedgroups=User Groups


Note: This change was done for IGI 5.2.


Items included in 7.0.1 release

Initial Release.


Closed Issues



PMR# / Description



Items included in 7.1.6 release

 RTC 165277

IV98614/Bugz 2396

Attributes not found in schema definition

US - As a SAP UME adapter developer, I need to ensure the 7.1 adapter supports the same attributes as 6.0



Items included in 7.1.5 release



Adding missing information back into the release notes



Items included in 7.1.4 release

RTC 151841


IV89222/Bugz 2164

IBM Security Identity SAP UME Adapter 7.0.2 does not delete account attribute values.



Items included in 7.0.3 release


IV88515/Bugz 2002

PMR 69343,650,758


IBM Security Identity SAP UME Adapter Reconciliation Issue.

XML special characters in user/group/role names cause SAXParserException.



Items included in 7.0.2 release






Items included in 7.0.1 release



Initial Release.







Known Issues



PMR# / Description




The Adapter for SAP AS Java (UME) does not support Kerberos.

Known Limitations for SAP AS Java (UME) Adapter



PMR# / Description




The Adapter for SAP AS Java (UME) does not cache the connection because it create new HTTP(S) request for each SPML requests. 




During add or modify operation, if any value of multiple valued attribute is wrong then, all the values passed by IBM Security Identity Server for that attribute will not be provisioned.




Adapter can't process the reconciliation of support data for attributes like Country Name, Policies, Time zones, Languages.

Installation and Configuration Notes

See the IBM Security Identity Server Adapter Installation Guide for detailed instructions.

Corrections to Install guide:

The following corrections to install guide apply to this release


Configuration notes

Installing the adapter language pack

The adapters use a separate language package from the IBM Security Identity Management. See the IBM Security Identity Management library and search for information about installing the adapter language pack at IBM Security Identity Server Knowledge Centre.



Customizing or Extending Adapter Features

The IBM Security Identity Server 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 Manager 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

·         Working knowledge of SPML.

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 Server Resources:

            Check the "Training" section of the IBM Security Identity Server Support web site 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 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 Server Adapter was built and tested on the following product versions.


Adapter Installation Platform: 

·         IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator 7.1.1 + 7.1.1-TIV-TDI-FP0004 + 7.2.0-ISS-SDI-LA0008

·         Security Directory Integrator 7.2


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 AS Java versions running anywhere on the network are supported:

·         SAP 730 EHP 1 NetWeaver Portal

·         SAP 740 NetWeaver Portal

·         SAP 750 NetWeaver Portal


SAP Patches:

The following minimum patch levels, by SAP release version, are required:

SAP Release                Software Component                                    Version

730 EHP 1                    J2EE-Engine_DB6 (UMEADMIN)            1000.

740                               J2EE-Engine_DB6 (UMEADMIN)            1000.

750                               J2EE-Engine_DB6 (UMEADMIN)


IBM Security Identity Manager:

·         IBM Security Identity Manager v7.0

IBM Security Privileged Identity Manager (PIM):

·         ISPIM v2.0

·         ISPIM v2.1

Identity Governance and Intelligence (IGI):

·         IGI v5.2.1

·         IGI v5.2.2

·         IGI v5.2.3




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