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You've likely received a notification or seen announcements from SAP regarding the Universal ID. In this blog, we'll share what we've learned and point you to SAP documentation in order to make the switch.

SAP Universal ID is a way to link all of your SAP accounts and provides the ability to sign-in with one password. Using an email address to start the process, you will be able to link all of your S-User and P-User accounts under a single account which you will use throughout your career.

How do I create my SAP Universal ID?

  1. Get your SAP universal ID by going to the create Universal ID website.
  2. Enter the requested information. Here you will be asked to provide an email address which you will use to log-in with. You can always change your primary email address using the Universal Account Manager ID tool if needed.
  3. Once you press submit, you will be sent an email with a verification code. Enter the code to continue the creation process.
  4. Link accounts!

From our experience, it was an extremely easy and quick process to create the Universal ID, and only took a few minutes.

SAP Universal ID

Does my log-in experience change?

In our experience, since creating a Universal ID, when signing in to the SAP Support Portal or SAP SuccessFactors Community for example, we receive the usual prompt to enter email address (or S-User account if you haven’t set up the universal id) and then, instead of entering the password associated with an S-User ID, we enter the new universal ID password. As far as the number of steps to sign-in, the experience hasn’t changed (you are still entering an email or s-user number and a password), but if you were to have multiple accounts linked with your Universal ID, you would be prompted to choose which account you wanted to sign-in with. Note: Universal ID does not work in Internet Explorer.

Is the Universal ID required?

According to the documentation provided by SAP, it’s not required yet, but is on the roadmap to replace S-User and P-User accounts. To find out more about the SAP Universal ID, visit the SAP SuccessFactors Community Resources and Updates Blog or visit the SAP Universal ID Website.

Overall, from our experience, it was a quick and easy process to create the Universal ID. While it doesn’t eliminate any clicks or extra steps in the authentication process, it does offer account consolidation so that you only have to remember one password. With it on the roadmap to becoming required, we don’t see any reason to wait, and it will be one less thing to worry about down the road.

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