SAP Support Backbone Update – What’s coming up?
All backbone connections to SAP will be changed as of January 1, 2020, according to a statement made by SAP on its support page some time ago. After this date, communication between the ABAP system and SAP will only take place via secure HTTPS connections, for which a dedicated user must also be requested in the Support Portal.
In all ABAP systems, SAP Notes can no longer be obtained via SNOTE from the old OSS RFC connection.
The sending of Early Watch Alerts to SAP is also affected by this change. The dispatch method must also be changed to the new HTTPS standard.
All SAP customers without a current SAP Solution Manager also need to take action.
In future, they will be required to use SAP Solution Manager 7.2 SPS08 (SPS07 only with additional notes).
For all older releases, communication with SAP will also no longer be possible from January 2020.
This primarily affects the data in the Maintenance Planner, which is then no longer synchronized. This indirectly affects all future maintenance projects for which the Maintenance Planner is indispensable.
Especially with regard to upcoming S/4 HANA migrations this is a risk that should be avoided.
What can customers do now?
To ensure that the ABAP systems can continue to communicate with each other in the future, SAP has provided SAP Note 2738426. This contains a guide to the configuration of the new communication paths.
It is strongly recommended that you implement it as soon as possible to avoid inconveniences later.
All customers with SAP Solution Manager 7.1 are also strongly advised to migrate to SAP Solution Manager 7.2 SPS08 as soon as possible.
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