Article ID: 974801
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A hotfix is available that enables user impersonation and logon tickets when you use Microsoft BizTalk Adapter 3.0 for mySAP Business Suite, which is included in Microsoft BizTalk Adapter Pack 2.0, to connect to an SAP system.
Support for impersonation in a SAP Secure Network Communications (SNC) environment
SAP supports impersonation by providing two connection string properties: EXTIDDATA and EXTIDTYPE. An SAP user who is using SNC can impersonate another SAP user who is identified by EXTIDDATA, such as a username or a token. The EXTIDDATA property is specified by EXTIDTYPE.
The SAP adapter supports impersonation by providing the following two new binding properties:
The ExternalIdentificationData binding property specifies the valid SAP user who will be impersonated. The value for this property can be a username, a token, and so on. For example, a value for this property could be in the form of domain\username.
The ExternalIdentificationType binding property indicates the kind of external identification specified for the ExternalIdentificationData binding property. The SAP adapter only supports NT as a valid value for the ExternalIdentificationType binding property.
Support for logon tickets
The SAP system issues logon tickets to enable Single Sign-On on other systems. After SAP authenticates a user, it issues a logon ticket that can be used on other systems for authentication. Therefore, users do not have to provide a user name and a password for authentication.
The SAP adapter enables adapter clients to connect to an SAP system by using logon tickets. The SAP adapter supports logon tickets by providing the following two new binding properties:
The LogOnTicketType binding property specifies the type of logon tickets, and has the following possible values:
The LogOnTicketPassword binding property specifies the actual ticket string for the logon ticket type.
Cumulative update informationThe hotfix that resolves this issue is included in Cumulative Update 1 for BizTalk Adapter Pack 2.0.
For more information about how to obtain the cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/[anySimpleType]/[anySimpleType]/ )Cumulative update package 1 for BizTalk Adapter Pack 2.0
Hotfix informationA supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: -
PrerequisitesYou must have Microsoft BizTalk Adapter Pack 2.0 installed to apply this hotfix.
Restart requirementYou do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
File informationThe English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about working with BizTalk Adapter 3.0 for mySAP Business Suite binding properties, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd788572(BTS.10).aspxFor more information about configuring a physical port binding to the SAP adapter, visit the following MSDN Web site:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd788600(BTS.10).aspxFor more information about how to enable SNC in a SAP connection, visit the following MSDN Web site:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd788617(BTS.10).aspxFor more information about security considerations between the SAP System and the adapter, visit the following MSDN Web site:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd788630(BTS.10).aspxTo obtain this feature for Microsoft BizTalk Adapter 3.0 for mySAP Business Suite that is contained in BizTalk Adapter Pack 1.0, apply the hotfix package that is described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
973683For more information about the BizTalk Server hot fixes, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973683/ )FIX: Description of a hotfix that enables Microsoft BizTalk Adapter 3.0 for mySAP Business Suite to support user impersonation and logon tickets while connecting to SAP systems
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2003907/ )Information on BizTalk Server hot fixes