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Embed identity management into your business processes – for tighter IT security

Reduce risk and centrally manage user access across your enterprise – with SAP Identity Management. The software integrates with your business processes to provide robust data and application security. Keep your operations running smoothly – and boost productivity by providing role-based user access, self-service password reset, approval workflows, and more.

Why SAP Identity Management?

Because the ID management software lets you grant and manage user access to heterogeneous applications – securely and efficiently. With SAP Identity Management, you can:

  • Lower IT support costs and reduce risk with centralized identity and access management 
  • Boost productivity with self-services such as automatic password reset and rules-driven workflows 
  • Increase flexibility with standards-based functionality that seamlessly integrates with business processes 
  • Improve user access insights and compliance through integrated logging and reporting

Learn how SAP Identity Management can simplify the lives of business users and IT staff:

Functional Capabilities
  • Provide secure, role-based user access to business applications
  • Eliminate redundancies with one central location for identity data storage
  • Automate user and role provisioning, and align identity management with business processes
  • Reduce operational costs in complex, heterogeneous system landscapes
  • Comply with local and global regulations
Technical Capabilities
Business-driven identity management processes
Tightly integrate with SAP Business Suite for a one-step approach to user administration across your software landscape – on premise and in the cloud.
Reporting and auditing
Produce reports based on current and past user access events with extensive auditing functionality – and meet critical compliance requirements. 
User provisioning, workflow, and approvals
Drive the assignment and maintenance of user access rights across multiple systems with automated business rules and policies.
Identity virtualization
Get a unified view of the virtual identity of all users – and use ID services to leverage identity information and access rights across networks. 
Password management and employee self-service
Support self-service password reset and synchronization across all connected target systems – and give users the ability to perform self-service updates of personal information. 
Roles and entitlements
Align employee roles to business processes instead of technical directory structures.

System requirements for SAP Identity Management

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

Databases DB2 LUW 64-BIT, MS SQL Server IA64, MS SQL Server X86_64, Oracle 64-BIT, SAP ASE Server
Operating Systems AIX 64,  HP-UX on IA64, HP-UX on PARISC, Linux on IA64, Linux on Power, Linux on X86_64, Solaris for X64, Solaris / Sparc 64, Windows for IA64, Windows for X86, Windows for X86_64

Licensing and purchasing options for SAP Identity Management

SAP Identity Management allows you to license and pay for only the number of users that you require at any given time. Start with the licenses your organization 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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For general licensing information, consult Licensing SAP Software: A Guide for Buyers 

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Ensure a successful implementation and maximize your ROI with information resources that support the different phases of SAP Identity Management – from planning and installation to operation.


Plan your installation

Refer to SAP Identity Management Master Guide for important information about installation and upgrade planning.

Confirm that you have a license key

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

Download the software

Visit the SAP Support Portal* to download the SAP Identity Management software installation package.


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


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SAP Identity Management Configuration Guide
Read the SAP Identity Management Configuration Guide to learn how to configure the software to meet your unique business needs. 
Operate your solution
Consult SAP Identity Management Solution Operation Guide for instructions on carrying out key tasks – from monitoring to back-ups.

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


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Manage your SAP applications

Refer to SAP Identity Management Solution Operations Guide to learn how to manage, maintain, and run your SAP applications at peak performance.

Ensure the security of SAP Identity Management

Download the SAP Identity Management 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 Identity Management

View the SAP Identity Management training and certification catalog of instructor-led courses and e-courses – and train when and where it’s convenient for you.


Need expert guidance with your educational needs? Learn how education consulting services from SAP can help



Plan and carry out a successful upgrade to the latest release of SAP Identity Management – 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 Identity Management. 

Download the matrix now*

Plan your upgrade

The Upgrade Master Guide contains important information about SAP Identity Management upgrade planning.

Read the guide

Plan landscape changes

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

Use the planner*


Identify dependencies

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

Access the analyzer


Size the implementation

Use the Web-based Quick Sizer tool to help you select an economically balanced system based on your requirements.

Open the Quick Sizer tool*



Complete the upgrade steps

Refer to the SAP Identity Management 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 Identity Management 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 Identity Management running at peak performance. Our experts can help you maximize the value of your software, take advantage of new business models and capabilities, and more.

Expert Community

Connect with SAP experts – and get the latest news and views on SAP Identity Management implementations, upgrades, innovations, and best practices.


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Best practices for upgrade to release 8.0

In his latest blog, Norman Nuernberger describes a path to a full upgrade to SAP Identity Management 8.0 and helps you to understand the required efforts.


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Great new improvements for SAP IDM

SAP released the latest support package for SAP Identity Management 8.0, including several new features and enhancements. Get the details.


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