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Improve cybersecurity and user efficiency – with SAP Single Sign-On (SAP SSO)

Enhance the user experience, strengthen cybersecurity, and streamline administration – with SAP Single Sign-On. This SSO solution gives users secure access to SAP and non-SAP software with a single password, so you can improve both efficiency and IT security. Assign identity credentials for SSO authentication, enhance access control, and reduce helpdesk costs.

Why SAP Single Sign-On?

Because it gives users secure access to applications and business information across all systems with just one password. This SSO solution gives users a better experience and increases security. In addition, it supports strong authentication, digital signatures and state-of-the-art encryption. With SAP SSO you can:

  • Increase productivity by allowing users to log in once to gain access to all of their accounts
  • Add vital security functionality to SAP and non-SAP software landscapes
  • Ensure confidentiality through reliable, standards-based encryption during data transmission
  • Protect against cybercrime using smart cards, two-factor and risk-based authentication, digital signatures, and encryption
  • Reduce help desk costs by decreasing the number of calls made to recover passwords

Learn how SAP Single Sign-On can simplify the lives of business users and IT staff:

Functional Capabilities
  • Improve employee efficiency and productivity by eliminating multiple authentication procedures
  •  Give employees just one password to remember and enforce strong password policies
  •  Minimise password-related helpdesk costs due to significantly fewer calls for recovering passwords and unlocking accounts
  •  Enhance authentication security using smart cards, two-factor and risk-based authentication, and digital signatures
  • Increase data security by encrypting data in transit
Technical Capabilities
  • Best-in-class single-sign-on (SSO) technology based on Kerberos, SPNEGO, X.509, and SAML 2.0
  • Cryptographic features certified by security standard FIPS 140-2, including integration with hardware security modules
  • Encrypted connection between users and business software
  • Ability to secure both SAP and non-SAP software
  • Advanced enterprise security features such as two-factor authentication, and risk-based authentication using access policies
  • Fast user identification via RFID
  • Digital signature support
  • Mobile single sign-on with SAP Authenticator app

System requirements for SAP Single Sign-On

System and software requirements vary according to specific customer scenarios, please refer to the SAP Single Sign-On Sizing Guide for details. Also, please see the Product Availability Matrix for the latest information on updates and releases.


System Requirements Details
Operating systems (Client)
 Mac OS, Windows Client 32-Bit, Windows Client 64-Bit, Windows X86_64
Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer

Licensing and purchasing options for SAP SSO

SAP Single Sign-On allows you to license and pay for only the number of users that you require at any given time. Start with the licenses your organisation needs right now and add more users as your needs evolve. This product is deployed on-premise and requires a perpetual license. Contact your local SAP account executive for additional licensing and purchasing options.


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Consult Licensing SAP Software: A Guide for Buyers for general licensing information

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Ensure a successful implementation and maximise your ROI with information resources that support the different phases of SAP Single Sign-On – from planning and installation to operation.


Plan your installation

Refer to SAP Single Sign-On Implementation Guide for important information about installation and upgrade planning.

Confirm that you have a license key

To request permanent license keys, you need authorisation under myProfile*. To extend your authorisation, please contact an SAP user administrator*.

Download the software

Visit the SAP Support Portal* to download the SAP Single Sign-On software installation package.


Need additional help with your implementation?
Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services


Find an SAP partner to help with your implementation

What’s new in SAP SSO?
Download release notes and information* about what’s new and what has changed since the last release of SAP SSO.


Need additional help with your implementation?
Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services


Find an SAP partner to help with your implementation


Manage your SAP applications

Refer to Implementation Guide: SAP Single Sign-On to learn how to manage, maintain, and run your SAP applications at peak performance.

Ensure the security of SAP SSO

Download the SAP Single Sign-On Security Guide for important information on ensuring the security of your software.


Need additional help with your implementation?
Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services


Find an SAP partner to help with your implementation


Enhance your knowledge of SAP SSO

Browse SAP Single Sign-On (SAP SSO) how-to guides, video tutorials and train when and where it’s convenient for you.


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Plan and carry out a successful upgrade to the latest release of SAP Single Sign-On – so you can take advantage of the new features and capabilities right away.


Identify the upgrade paths

Download the Product Availability Matrix to review upgrade paths for SAP Single Sign-On.

Download the matrix now

Identify dependencies

Use the Upgrade Dependency Analyser to determine if your upgrade will have an impact on your other systems.

Access the analyser

Plan your upgrade

The Upgrade Master Guide contains important information about SAP Single Sign-On upgrade planning.

Read the guide*

Size the implementation

Refer to the SAP Single Sign-On Sizing Guide to help you select an economically balanced system based on your requirements.

Open the SAP Single Sign-On Sizing Guide

Plan landscape changes

The Landscape Planner lets you visualise your existing system landscape, simulate changes, and analyse the impact. 

Use the planner


Complete the upgrade steps

Refer to the SAP Single Sign-On Upgrade Master Guide for an overview of the upgrade process, including a list of required tools and associated documentation.

View the guide

Ask the community

Visit the SAP Single Sign-On community for the latest technology news and updates. Ask questions, post comments, and discuss issues.

Visit the community


Need additional help with your upgrade? Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services


Find an SAP partner to help with your upgrade


Get the support you need to keep SAP Single Sign-On running at peak performance. Our experts can help you maximise the value of your software, take advantage of new business models and capabilities, and more.

Troubleshoot and Maintain

SAP Support Portal: Search our knowledge base, log incidents, obtain license keys, download software, and more.

Migration information

SAP SSO central notes*

Ask the Community

Search for answers, post your questions, and share your knowledge in the SAP Single Sign-On community.



Expert Community

Connect with SAP experts – and get the latest news and views on SAP Single Sign-On implementations, upgrades, innovations, and best practices.

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Configure Network Edge Authentication

The network edge authentication feature, based on SAP’s web dispatcher and SAP Single Sign-On, provides integrated, simple, and secure web access control for SAP solutions by controlling access to on-premise systems from untrusted networks.

SAP Single Sign-On 3.0 Webinar

Watch the latest knowledge transfer webinar about SAP Single Sign-On. Learn about typical single sign-on scenarios and the latest enhancements of the current product version 3.0 Support Package 2.

Secure Single Sign-On across SAP Landscapes

Find out more about how SAP Single Sign-On enables seamless, simple, and secure authentication for almost every SAP and non-SAP system across a heterogeneous IT landscape.


*Customer Login Required (S-User) – Information marked with an asterisk is available to current SAP customers only. Your customer login (s-user) is required to access this information. Please contact your local SAP support centre for assistance.

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