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Saturday, October 6

SAP Enterprise portal System Administration


SAP EP System Landscape

System adminstrator does the configuration of portal and its landscape. SAP EP as we know contains applications from various resources. These resources can be within the company or outside the company. The information is fetched into portal from various systems. These systems are all called the SAP enterpirse portal system landscape. System administrator manages these.



When you navigate to system admin->system config, you will see system landscape overview. This will list down all the systems avaialble in the current landscape. Here you can, create new system, modify system properties, associate systems with system alias.

SLD synchronization with portal
The system landscape directory stores information about all the systems available in current landscape of the company. It also stores information about the Java connectors. Java connectors are also called JCos. In order to integrate SLD with portal, some ocnfiguration need to be done. Based on business demands, it may happen that a company decides to remove or add new systems in the system landscape. In such cases, a synchronization between portal and SLD has to happen. This can be done in System landscape overview. Also if the properties of existing system has changed, synchronization should be done to make those changes take effect in the portal PCD.

Creating a system in portal
You can create a system in portal by Use an existing template, using existing data from the system landscape directory, Duplicating an existing system, Creating and uploading an XML file that describes the system. For the first option a relevant system template exists in the portal content directory.

For creating a system based on the SLD, there are 2 templates that are available in the PCD :
  1. The Load Balancing template requires the configuration of the properties Message Server Host and Group.
  2. The Dedicated Host template requires the configuration of the properties Application Server Host, Gateway Host, and Gateway Service

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SAP Enterprise portal URL, Logging on and off

The URL of SAP enterprise portal looks like shown below

http://:/irj/. Also it can look like below
http:// address of the server>:/irj/.   But as a portal adminstrator, you can restrict your users from using the IP address to logon by setting false in below mentioned application and service.
Portal application: com.sap.portal.navigation.portallauncher
Portal service: PortalLauncherService
 
 Portal can be configured to be used by anonymous users. if it is configured to be used by anonymous users, portal content authorized for anonymous users will be displayed. But if it is not configured to be used by anonymous users, a portal welcome logon page will appear.

The welcome page of portal also consists of the new registration link. This link can used to create new user in the portal and get a password for it. Portal masthead has a log off link which can be clicked to log off. A third party authentication server can be used to authenticate the user. So if a authentication server is used, the log out action will trigger a hidden url which will re-direct the information to the authentication which will then actually perform the log off.

SAP Enterprise portal can be personalized by a user. Using this feature he can make portal look the way he wants. There are 2 options available: personalize the entire portal or personalize a particular page of the portal.

When you go for the peronalization of entire portal, following are the options availalble to you:

change portal theme, user profile, logon language, Usr password, User mapping, work protect mode.
When you go for page personalization, you can ad or remove portal or re-arrange portal content on that page.


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The portal interface looks like below.

 

 

SAP Enterprise portal 7.3 SAP library study notes

There are two usage types of SAP enterprise portal.

EPC or EP core - when full portal capabilities are not needed. This will have Portal and Universal Worklist.
EP - when full capabilities are needed. This will in addition have Knowledge management and collaboration.

SAP EP 7.3 provides Providing Unified Access to Applications and Processes. SAP EP 7.3 also provides web page composer which is used by business users  to create portal pages which is a composition of business custom generated content. Based on the business understandin a a business user has, he can create a portal page which he wants without involving a developer. SAP EP 7.3 also helps more in Building Communities with Wikis and Forums

SAP EP 7.3 provides Knowledge management services for managing the content within and outside the organization. Portal can be accessed from desktop and also from mobile devices. This feature is called portal on device. It can run on various operating systems like windows and UNIX  so it is platform independent. Portal supports many languages. It can be deployed in almost all the countries of the world. Clustering and caching mechanisms provide high performance and high availability. Using authentication, single sign-on, authorization, integrated user management, and secure communications, portal can provide secured access to confidential company information to its users.

Immediately after the portal has been installed, following tasks need to be perfomred :

  1. Configuration of functional units.
  2. Primary tasks.
  3. Secondary tasks

Security is one of the most important feature a SAP EP must have. This can be acheived by authorizations, secure network and communication, security on data storage, operating systems and trace and log files.

SAP EP consists of a open architechture. It is open to accept information from Web sites, groupware applications, legacy systems, enterprise applications, databases, and document directories.
If a company has both the usage types of portal ie EP core and EP installed in its landscape, it is possible to use applications running on EP Core to run on EP. This can be done using federated portal network.
 

SAP Enterprise portal - general introduction

SAP Enterprise portal is the central point of access to various information inside and outside the organization. SAP EP can serve as a single platform to showcase and run applications from various application resources like web dynpro abap applications, web dynpro java application. BI reports, .NET application, microsoft outlook etc.

SAP EP porvides data to its users in a roles based manner. Each individual in a company has a speficis role to perform. Based on the role he has, he needs to access various applications. So one of the initial steps in a portal project is to decide the group or the role of the stekeholders (employess, partners, customers etc).

Based on the role that are created, content is created in the portal. Major development in a portal project is done using web dynpro java and web dynpro ABAP technologies. This blog discussed about these topics in details in various posts.

SAP EP is now coming in mobile flavour also. Entemerprise applications can be run on mobile using SAP mobile platform. SAP enterprise portal administration mainly consists of the portal content administration, system administration and user adminstration. Using portal system administration, various backend systems (which supply data and functionality) to portal can be integrated into portal. So basically the system adminstrator has to add the backend system to the portal.

SAP EP User administration is used to create and modify users. Any corporate directory can used to supply users to the portal. SAP UME is a component which is supplied with SAP WAS. UME stands for user management engine. User management can be used to manage (add or delete roles assigned to the user, add or remove permissions etc, lock, unlock password) users of the portal

 
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