SAP User IDs? What’s the difference? Find out more here…

If you are looking for information on SAP User IDs, this is the blog post for you.

SAP has several types of Users that have access to different platforms and sites.

This blog post is just a brief introduction to the different types of SAP User IDs and where to find support. Let us get started!

What is an S-User?

An S-User is a unique identifier that allows you to log in to your SAP product.

Your S-User ID contains the letter ‘S’ followed by a string of numbers.

An S-User ID as part of your company’s maintenance contract with SAPhas access to the SAP Support Portal and SAP ONE Support Launchpad, including Knowledge-Based Articles and Notes, among many other tasks.

The S-user can be granted authorisation by their super administrators (found

in My Important Contacts) within the company.

Administrator users are established by the authorisation given to their S-User ID in the SAP Support Launchpad allowing them to perform certain tasks. You can request authorisations on the launchpad with this KBA however if for some reason you need more assistance you can contact supporthere.

If your S-User was issued by Education and Training team for the purposes of a course you completed, you can contact the team by using this link, you can also select the country, region, and language here.  The S-User will only be valid for the duration of your training/certification and may expire after that time. The Education and Training team can also help if you would like to transfer certificates from one S-User to another, if you would like more information on this, click here.

An S-User that was issued by SAP Learning Hub examinations and certifications, can contact the team for support here. For frequently asked questions please check out SAP Learning Hub Help Center 

What is a Technical Communication User? 

A Technical Communication User is for technical purposes only, for system-to-system connections between your landscape (most commonly in SAP Solution Manager) and the SAP Support Backbone. Technical communication users can contact their super administrator for support, or they can create an incident on the SAP One Support Launchpad, if you wish to learn more about Technical Communication User, please see here 

If you would like to learn how to create an incident, you can check out this KBA.

What is an SAP Universal ID? 

SAP Universal ID is a unified account across SAP sites that puts you in control by allowing you to link all your existing S/P-User ID(s), allowing you to switch between them as needed. Please check out this brief video on how to create and use a Universal ID. This KBA addresses the frequently asked questions regarding the SAP Universal ID

What is a P-User? 

There are two types of P-Users

A P- User also known as a Partner S-User with access to the Partner Edge portal is either created by a Partner Security Manager via Manage My Partnership or can be created by a self-registration on the Partner Edge Portal, users do not yet have access to SAP support sites like the SAP ONE Support Launchpad but can obtain immediate, basic access to SAP and SAP Learning Hub. If this is approved by a Partner Security Manager, they will also get an S-User ID attached to this P-User, but the P-User cannot be removed. Self-registered users should log in using their P-user.

You can contact the team here. 

A P-User that is a Public User for the Community / is a public SAP User (self-registered user) to the SAP community page. As a member, you can actively participate in the SAP Blogs and Q&A platform. You can subscribe to tags, people, or content, as well as “like” content. Also, having a well-maintained profile will help you build a meaningful and positive reputation in the community enabling you to learn, share knowledge and engage with other community members.

What is a Key User? 

A Key User has access to Cloud for Customer and Business by Design. The first Key User will be created by the Initial User. The Initial User is set up after a subscription or signing of a contract, the user receives an e-mail with the Initial User and password. The first logging into the new system is made with this Initial User and password. More information on Key Users and Initial Users can be found here, you can also contact your Account Executive who can be found here.

This is a brief introduction to SAP User IDs. You can find more information on the SAP Support LaunchpadSAP Help Portal and SAP Community page. Please leave your thoughts or any feedback you have in the comment

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