I heard of SAP Universal ID (https://discover.sap.com/universalid/) recently.
One of my immediate thoughts was this:
Will this solve the long term problem of SapCommunity that people would either:
- rather create a P-User then using their S-User (although S-User is more comfortable with "SAP passport"-SSO)
- Use their S-user and then loose access to their account if e.g. the company changes owner or people change their employer?
That would be nice!
First post, then search, right?! 😉
It seems some of this might already be answered:
-> I'll dive into that (or ask in the comments there)! 😉
Is there a date for it.. so let's say I lose my S-User now, can I still access my content... don't think that is here right now.. just as Jim mentioned.. Community is included in a way.. but more to not logon into the account itself.. but if you lose it,,, you lose the content..
correct me, if you know it. Would love to be not right on that topic 😉
I was an early adopter/tester and have gotten over the original hesitation I had.
My notes from earlier in 2021: universality is worth having for community continuity
In my case, this capability came too late to allow me to control years and years of my own posts here on the SAP community, as that material was locked to an S account. It's all my thoughts and ideas, with minimal corporate overlording. Now I can only refer to my former self-publications as an association.
The main benefit is a streamlined login, once you get used to it. The primary drawback, as I understand it, is the UID only works on sites under the sap.com domain. Even if this is not quite correct, not every platform under the SAP mega umbrella might be integrated.
I expect the UID works fine with what we used to call SAP notes (and before that OSS notes; and before that sapserv4?)
Hm, kind of lost track of this space - it's realy strange, that this now coffee corner is not part of SAPCommunity (like not integrated, as in: I don't get notifications there ).
Anyway, I created my Universal ID to, and so far it is OK.
I also did some profile-linken in SAP-Community (this seems to not happen automatically), so now I habe a total of 4 SapCommunity-accounts linked to each other (1. S-User, los Access; 2. P-User, created intentionally and linked to 1. when I still had access (that one also has blogging rigths, I think) 3. another P-User create un-intentionally . 4 My current S-User ) .
Kind of complicated, but I can handle it! 🙂
You know what: SAP Universal ID seems to make things worse, at least in some aspect:
A key benefit of using your S-user for SAP Community was the certificate login with SAP Passport SSO:
-> just a click or an enter keystroke and your logged in.
Now with having that S-user assigen to my SAP Universal ID it's like this:
1. Things seem fine, I can logon alright, with the SAP Passport.
2. But wenn I click on "Manage my Account" im interrupted with a Universal ID pop up and can't continue until I provide my password (the one to the Universal ID) .
I won't do it right away, but I am tempted to pullt that S-User out of Universal ID again!