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3092730 - How to modify a user or group using the SAC API's when you don't know the associate roles in SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC)


When modifying a user or group in SAC, it was previously necessary to know the roles assigned to the user/group when performing a PUT call to update the user/group.


  • SAP Analytics Cloud (Enterprise) 2021.14.7


When updating or modifying a user/group it was previously necessary to pass in all the roles for that user/group.


There is now a new header which can be passed which will allow you to modify the user/group and retain any existing roles for them.  The new header is:


New Behavior:

Action Payload Roles Existing Roles Set "x-ignore-roles-if-missing" Header Expected User Roles
Update User/Group with no roles "roles": [PROFILE:sap.epm:BI_Content_Creator"] TRUE "roles": ["PROFILE:sap.epm:BI_Content_Creator"]
Update User/Group with empty roles "roles": [] "roles": [PROFILE:sap.epm:BI_Content_Creator"] TRUE "roles": []
Update User/Group with new roles "roles": ["PROFILE:sap.epm:Admin"] "roles": [PROFILE:sap.epm:BI_Content_Creator"] TRUE "roles": ["PROFILE:sap.epm:Admin"]
Update User/Group with no roles "roles": [PROFILE:sap.epm:BI_Content_Creator"] FALSE "roles": []
Update User/Group with empty roles "roles": [] "roles": [PROFILE:sap.epm:BI_Content_Creator"] FALSE "roles": []
Update User/Group with new roles "roles": ["PROFILE:sap.epm:Admin"] "roles": [PROFILE:sap.epm:BI_Content_Creator"] FALSE "roles": ["PROFILE:sap.epm:Admin"]


  1. It is still necessary to pass in all user members of the group when updating the group
  2. The INFRA_SCIM_IGNORE_ROLES toggle needs to be set on the tenant - however all tenants should now have this enabled by default
  3. If the  x-ignore-roles-if-missing header is set to true, you cannot update the "isConcurrent" value of a user as part of the update call.

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