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SNC support including X509CERT are required for JALE/JBAPI integration with Google Cloud (GCP) and SAP S4/HANA installations

We are moving our on premise SAP ECC installations to SAP S4/HANA on GCP off-premise. The GCP integrations are requiring SNC (secure socket) as well as certificates via the X509CERT field for security purposes.


These fields are not supported in the existing ITX 10.0x JALE adapter, but are available in the saprfc.ini file that can be references with the -d (destination) adapter command. Using this we have been able to send and receive non-SNC data with the on premise SAP ECC. In order to test the SNC components, we need support of the X509CERT field from the saprfc.ini specification. According to support this will be an enhancement.


Given the move of many customer installations to the cloud as well as hard requirement for secure transactions, this is very much as needed feature to maintain the product.

  • Guest
  • Jun 29 2021
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What is your industry? Retail
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To secure JALE communications between on-premise ITX 10.0 installations and SAP S4/HANA hosted in Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

  • Guest commented
    18 Nov 06:05pm

    Thanks Luke. We will look for the SAP pack 10.2 during our migration to ITX 10.1 next year.


  • Admin
    Luke Raiano commented
    18 Nov 04:16pm

    Releases with SAP pack v10.2

  • Guest commented
    18 Aug 08:39pm

    Will the fix pack update include the patch provided by TS005848650 to enable SNC or something else?

  • Admin
    Luke Raiano commented
    29 Jul 03:21pm

    Planned availability for our next fixpack for ITX Pack for SAP

  • Admin
    Luke Raiano commented
    1 Jul 07:28pm

    William, please reach out to me at luke_raiano@us.ibm.com and I will set something up for early next week to discuss. In th emeantime, support should have contacted you with near term options.

  • Guest commented
    1 Jul 05:49pm

    Luke,


    Yes we would be happy to meet to go over this. I can pull in our SAP BASIS, GCP, and ITX resources so we can go over everything.


    The immediate need is basically to use SNC + X509CERT to secure our RFC connections (via JALE) to SAP, first on-site with our existing ECC systems and then with S4/HANA on GCP. Secured connections are a hard requirement by both Google and Cyber Security division.

  • Admin
    Luke Raiano commented
    1 Jul 03:20pm

    William, we're investigating, but would you also be willing to have a short call with us to determine if the this request represents the full extent of your immediate need?

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