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3121514 - Usage of SAP IAS with Employee Central Services Center (ECSC)


You are currently implementing Employee Central Services Center (ECSC) and wish to learn how to include SAP IAS in your landscape for authentication purposes

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  • SAP SuccessFactors - Employee Central Service Center
  • SAP Business Technology Platform



You can configure IAS to login to SuccessFactors, then follow the ECSC implementation guide (below under See Also)
“Extension Center” will automatically create “Application Identity Provider” in BTP Neo-> Security -> Trust.  Here the “application Identity Provider” is SF IDP not IAS, although you are configuring IAS to login SuccessFactors, see below:


One limitation of ECSC is: If you want to manually create “Application Identity Provider” and specify IAS(instead of SF IDF) as “Application Identity Provider” in BTP Neo-> Security -> Trust, then ECSC will not work. There are many reasons for this limitation (for example, if you configure “Global User ID” as the unique ID of User.  To call SuccessFactors API from ECSC, additional property “tokenService.body.primaryemployment” should be supported by BTP destination. However, Neo destination doesn’t support “tokenService.body.primaryemployment”).

See Also

SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Service Center Implementation Sequence | SAP Blogs
IAS integration with SAP SuccessFactors Application – 1 | SAP Blogs

ECSC Implementation Guide


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