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SAP SuccessFactors

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Application descriptions

Visier can retrieve data through this connector if the following requirements are met.

For more information about the data that is retrieved through this connector, see the Connector Definitions.

Prerequisites

  • Create an integration user in SAP SuccessFactors.

Integration user

Create an integration user in your source system and assign it the appropriate security access so that Visier can retrieve your source data through this user.

Access

Description

Administrator permissions

Employee Central HRIS OData API

Employee Central Foundation OData API

Allow Admin to Access OData API through Basic Authentication

Admin Access to MDF OData API

Admin Access to MDF OData API is required to retrieve data for Currency, Compensation Payout, and Performance Rating. Without this permission, Visier cannot retrieve Currency, Compensation Payout, and Performance Rating from SAP SuccessFactors.

Manage documents

Admin Access to Forms OData API

Admin Access to Talent Rating OData API

Manage system properties

Picklist Management and Picklists Mappings Set Up

Recruiting permissions

OData API Candidate Export

OData API Application Export

OData API Application Audit Export

OData API Offer Export

OData API Requisition Export

User permissions

Ethnicity

Connector credentials

SuccessFactors supports the following methods for authentication:

  • Basic (username and password)

  • OAuth 2.0 (key and certificate)

Note: We recommend that you use OAuth 2.0 for authentication because SuccessFactors is ending its support for Basic Authentication. It will be deleted November 20, 2026.

Basic Authentication

You need to provide the following credentials to Visier so that we can retrieve data from your source system.

Credential

Description

Example

Domain name

The API server for your SAP SuccessFactors data center. To find your API server, see List of SAP SuccessFactors API Servers.

https://api17.sapsf.com/

Username

The integration user’s username.

IntegrationUser

Password

The integration user’s password.

Password1234

Company ID

Your company’s unique ID in SAP SuccessFactors.

SFCPART001119

OAuth 2.0 Authentication

SuccessFactors requires Visier to be configured as an OAuth 2.0 client application.

Generate the X.509 Certificate

To authenticate with SuccessFactors over OAuth 2.0, you must generate an X.509 certificate. We recommend that you use openssl to generate the certificate. However, any tool that can generate a valid X.509 certificate and private key will work.

Note: We do not support encrypted X.509 certificates so you cannot use the certificate that is generated by SAP SuccessFactors.

Use the following code to generate a pair of public/private keys which can be used to authenticate.

openssl req -keyout private.pem -out public.pem -x509 -sha256 -nodes -newkey rsa:2048

The following files should be generated and are required for configuration:

  • private.pem: The private X.509 key

  • public.pem: the public X.509 certificate

Register Visier as a client application in SuccessFactors

In the SuccessFactors Admin Center, go to Manage OAuth2 Client Applications, and click Register a new application.

Enter the following information:

  • Application Name: Visier

  • Application URL: http://visier.com

  • X.509 Certificate: Paste the public X.509 certificated that you generated previously.

Note: Copy the API Key that is provided after you register the application.

Create Connector Credentials in Visier

You need to provide the following credentials to Visier so that we can retrieve data from your source system.

Note: Select the Use OAuth option when creating the connector credentials.

Credential

Description

Example

Domain name

The API server for your SAP SuccessFactors data center. To find your API server, see List of SAP SuccessFactors API Servers.

https://api17.sapsf.com/

Username

The integration user’s username.

IntegrationUser

Customer API Key

The API key from SuccessFactors OAuth 2.0 configuration.

Private X509 Key

The private portion of the generated X.509 certificate.

Public X509 Certificate

The public portion of the generated X.509 certificate.

Company ID

Your company’s unique ID in SAP SuccessFactors.

SFCPART001119

How the connector loads data

Initially, data connectors retrieve a full history for each subject to generate an initial history of events. In each subsequent data retrieval, each connector handles the data load differently.

  • Full load: All data from the source system is loaded into Visier.

  • Delta load: Only changed data is loaded into Visier. A delta load may take either the entire history or a specific number of years of history for each changed record.

  • Snapshot load: All data at a particular point in time. A snapshot load does not contain historical records or show changes over time.

  • Partial load: A subset of data is loaded into Visier.

After the initial load, this connector only retrieves data for changed records.

For changed records, this connector retrieves the record's full history.

You can configure how many years of history is retrieved.