Product Id: 20185794
Description: Authentication Services Single Sign-on for SAPgui - License - 1 application user - Linux, UNIX
Mfr Part #: SAG-VNT-PK
Quest Authentication Services' (formerly Vintela Authentication Services) patented technology enables UNIX and Linux systems to "join" the AD domain, which extends the compliant and secure AD-based authentication, for SAP to SAP on UNIX servers. Consequently, the workload required of the SAP administration team can be dramatically reduced, as they are no longer distracted by password management issues. At the same time, this integration also results in a superior user experience and can increase security by protecting SAP data in transit between the client and the server using advanced encryption technologies.
The Single Sign-on for SAP solution is comprised of both an Authentication Services-configured UNIX server which hosts the SAP R/3 application, and a desktop component, which provides GSS-API services to the desktop SAPgui client. Together with Active Directory, this solution is certified by SAP for the BC-SNC 4.0 interface. It is the only certified SAP solution that also provides complete integration of UNIX identities with Active Directory, providing the additional benefit of allowing the UNIX and SAP administrators who must log on to the R/3 server to also use their Active Directory username and password credentials - or transparently authenticate with a single sign-on-enabled terminal client on a Windows desktop.
- Provides true AD-based single sign-on for SAP running on UNIX or Linux
- Eliminates the transmission of users' passwords over the network
- Can be configured to perform data integrity checks on session data
- Optionally encrypts SAP data, while it is transported over the network
- Simplifies deployment without the need for PKI or certificate infrastructure
- Provides an audit trail for SAP authentication activities with AD
- Enterprise-wide Identity Management based on an existing infrastructure
Vintela Authentication Services provides the seamless capability to extend the already deployed and highly robust AD infrastructure to the rest of the enterprise. Rather than purchasing, deploying and supporting an additional infrastructure, tools and technologies for non-Windows systems, this product allows organizations to consolidate all identity and authentication management in AD - the preferred platform that's already in place.
- Simplified Identity Management
By integrating UNIX and Windows accounts into a single identity store (namely AD), Identity Management complexity is greatly reduced. Provisioning and de-provisioning of UNIX accounts can be performed with the same tools and at the same time as Windows. Additionally, other advanced identity administration capabilities, such as password management, audit and role management, can be centralized on an AD-based infrastructure.
- Advanced data protection
Vintela Authentication Services supports both DES and RC4 encryption. This provides the users of Vintela Authentication Services with the choice of cryptographic algorithms to protect the privacy of data while it is "in flight".