Netweaver IdM Connector Development Kit

In the middle of September SAP began its push for certified solutions to increase the number of connectors for NW IdM.  This is the latest “integration scenario.”  Sometimes I think that SAP sets the standard for clunky phrases and naming conventions.  They are looking for partners and developers to increase the number of connectors.  The best part of this is that you get to pay for the privilege of improving their product.

And there is an additional “ONE TIME OFFER” from SAP: Every company that signs a certification agreement in the category “NW-IDM-CON” before December 31st. 2010 will receive a 20 percent discount on the certification fee.

At least you are getting the certification discount;  I suppose you can then sell your connector to others after achieving certification.  I wonder how many “uncertified” connectors will start to circulate that people will write for their own use.   At times it seems that SAP is entirely driven by revenue generation.   I can’t help but wonder how better off they would be if they actually encouraged a vibrant developer community.

I haven’t had a chance to review the kit yet but having worked on custom jobs under 7.0, the documentation has to be better than just javadocs.


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