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2791348 - How To: Configure Front-End SAML Authentication on BI 4.3


  • Recent enhancements to SAML process for Business Intelligence 4.3+ have simplified the configuration
  • Need Step-by-Step guide on how to perform the configuration 
  • Guide is written based on BI 4.3 Support Package 100 using ADFS as the IdP
  • This guide will provide only the ADFS related steps of the IdP configuration, please note each IdP is different and may require different processes on the IdP-side (use these steps as a point of reference)
  • As with most Trusted Authentication based methods, there are known limitations to this configuration. Please see KBA 1795949 - Trusted Authentication with SAML Single Sign-On BI 4.x

Please NOTE: All information and pictures were taking from sample test system and do not represent actual data (any resemblance as such is purely coincidental). As these steps involve changes in nonSAP products please ensure approval from your companies internal network/security team and proper software vendors.



  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence 4.3 (In this test environment, BI 4.3 Support Package 100 is used)
  • Any Identity Provider (IdP) that supports SAML 2.0 standards (In this test environment, Active Directory Federation Service version 2.0 is used)
  • Any supported web application server (In this environment, Tomcat bundled with BI 4.3 is used)


SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.3


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