SAP SuccessFactors is a cloud based HCM software application that supports core HR and payroll, talent management, HR analytics and workforce planning, and employee experience management.
The PowerConnect SuccessFactors input monitors job executions (scheduled + integrations) and employee data replication errors for troubleshooting use cases.
Job metadata - status, attributes, process id, process state, process type
Replication errors - error code, error messages, replication status, replication processing time
Creating a SuccessFactors API User
The first step is to create a SuccessFactors API user that the PowerConnect Cloud agent can use to connect to the SuccessFactors API and retrieve data. The instructions to do this are located in the following SAP KB article under the section Create API User account for Successfactors Odata API:
Make note of the User ID, Company ID and API Server
The next step is to create an OAuth 2.0 token based authentication flow documented here - Oauth2.0 Odata API Token Based authentication and How-To configure and outlined below
Creating an OAuth 2.0 Token flow
Login the SuccessFactors UI
Click 'Admin Center'
Under Tools search for oauth and click 'Manage OAuth2 Client Applications' > Select 'Register Client Application'
Under Application Name use powerconnect (or some recognisable name)
Under Application URL use any valid url e.g. https://www.powerconnect.io
Click “Generate X.509 Certificate”
Enter the “Common Name (CN)” (e.g. powerconnect). Leave the rest of the fields blank:
Click Generate. The X.509 Certificate field will now be populated:
Click Download and save a copy of the certificate
On the newly created Application click View:
Note down the API Key:
Open the downloaded Certificate.pem file in a text editor and make note of the private key (excluding the BEGIN ENCRYPTED PRIVATE KEY and END ENCRYPTED PRIVATE KEY lines):
Adding the SuccessFactors Input to PowerConnect Cloud
Login to the PowerConnect Cloud web UI
Click on the Inputs link in the menu bar
Click the + button to add a new Input
Choose execution-manager under sap-successfactors:
Fill in the form with the details you noted down when creating the powerconnect OAuth client (api server, api key, private key, user id, company id).
Fill in the System ID (this maps to the source field in Splunk)
Choose the Splunk output you wish to send the SuccessFactors data to
The Input is now created