Accessing SuccessFactors OData APIs using OAuth 2.0 Client APIs

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This article describes the process on how one can access SuccessFactors OData APIs from an ABAP program using the OAuth 2.0 Client API. The OAuth 2.0 client enables one to access protected services and resources that are offered by any external service providers. The communication between OAuth 2.0 client and server is secured by an HTTPS connection.

With the sunset (planned retirement) of HTTP Basic Authentication for API Calls (SFAPI and OData), one of the recommended alternative approaches is to use OAuth2 SAML Bearer Assertion.OAuth 2.0 client handles the storing of OAuth 2.0 tokens and client secrets in the secure store.During the authentication, OAuth 2.0 client passes the OAuth 2.0 scopes to the service provider which contains references to all the allowed resources. The objective of this article is to share a working sample of OAuth 2.0 with OData API calls required for custom development integrations involving SAP ERP system with SuccessFactors Employee Central.

This scenario involves accessing SuccessFactors OData APIs to create/update Employee and Employment details in the SuccessFactors Employee Central Instance by using the existing Employee and Employment details from SAP ERP HCM System using an ABAP Program that uses OAuth 2.0 Client APIs together with the OAuth

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