Digital certificates on OS X and iOS
Single Sign-On (SSO) with an SAP Passport allows access to several portals within the SAP Service Marketplace, without having to enter your user ID and password. SAP Passport is a digital client certificate that provides hassle-free single-sign on access without the need to log in each time.
PKCS #12, the Personal Information Exchange Syntax Standard, defines a file format that is used to store private keys with accompanying public key certificates, protected with a password-based symmetric key. PFX is a predecessor to PKCS #12.
- Download Mozilla Firefox (for Microsoft Windows or OS X).
- Apply for an SAP Passport, through Mozilla Firefox, in order to create a certificate.
- Export the certificate (.p12 extension) for your user ID, through Mozilla Firefox, by navigating to:
Options → Advanced → Encryption → View certificates
Then, select the certificate and click on “Backup…“.
You can now (optionally) uninstall Mozilla Firefox.
In OS X:
- Open Keychain Access by typing “Keychain Access” on the Spotlight and import the certificate to your “login” keychain by navigating to File → Import Items.
- You can now open SAP Service Marketplace, either through Apple Safari or Google Chrome, and choose your certificate when prompted.
- In case the message “Mac OS X wants to make changes. Type an administrator’s name and password to allow this. Mac OS X wants to use the “System” keychain.” is displayed upon choosing your certificate, reset the default keychain. Open Keychain Access, as previously, and navigate to Preferences → General → Reset. Finally, restart your system.
- You can now open SAP Service Marketplace using the installed certificate.