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3126555 - Configuring X509 for SAP Data Services

Symptom

X.509 authentication is a more secure method of accessing SAP HANA than user name and password authentication.
Include X.509 authentication when you configure an SAP HANA datastore. When you use X.509 authentication, consider the following information:
  • Use with or without SSL/TLS protocol.
  • Applicable for both DSN and server named (DSN-less) connections.
  • Uses the same Cryptographic libraries and global.ini settings as the SSL/TLS protocol.
  • Requires an X.509 key store file, x509.pse, which contains both the X.509 client certificate (x509.pem) and the SSL server certificate.
Note: Support for X.509 authentication begins in SAP Data Services version 4.2 SP14 Patch 16 (14.2.14.16) and is applicable for SAP HANA Server on premise 2.0 SP05 revision 56 and above, SAP HANA Cloud, and SAP HANA DWC. For SAP HANA client, X.509 is applicable for SAP HANA ODBC client 2.7 and above.

Create and configure the server and client certificate files before you include X.509 authentication for connecting to your SAP HANA data.

Included in this Knowledge Base Article (KBA) are instructions for creating an X509 client certificate and configuring an X509 server and client.


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Environment

SAP Data Services 4.2 SP14 Patch 16 and above

Keywords

KBA , EIM-DS , Data Services , Problem

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