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10-step guide to integrate SAP NetWeaver BW and SAP BusinessObjects security

by The Tip Doctor

May 18, 2010

The Tip Doctor, Insider Learning Network


It is important to understand the security implications when integrating SAP NetWeaver BW and SAP BusinessObjects tools. Furthermore, to avoid authentication complexities, SAP recommends using SAP Authentication in SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise together with SAP Netweaver Portal. To get started, follow this implementation checklist:

SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Server setup Install SAP Frontend (SAP GUI)

  1. Install SAP Java Connector
  2. Install SAP BusinessObjects XI Integration Solution for SAP
  3. Setup SAP system as authentication in SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise
  4. Import SAP roles and users from SAP ABAP systems into SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Define and assign access levels to imported roles
  5. Define alias users from multiple logical SAP systems (optional)
  6. Configure SNC server side authentication (optional)
  7. Configure Web application server hosting SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise for SSO and SNC

SAP NetWeaver Server setup

  1. Install the SAP authentication helper transport from the SAP BusinessObjects XI Integration Kit for SAP (optional)
  2. Ensure that users are assigned to SAP roles
  3. Configure SAP NetWeaver Portal and SAP ABAP trust for token or SNC validation

This tip is from the session, "How to build and integrate security strategy for SAP NetWeaver Business Wareho use and SAP BusinessObjects tools," given at SAP NetWeaver/BI and Portals and Administration and Infrastructure.

Other related sessions include:

- What you need to know to create a sustainable data governance strategy

- A guide to integrating SAP BusinessObjects enterprise performance management (EPM) solutions with SAP BusinessObjects business intelligence (BI) solutions

- What is biometric authentication — and how can it enhance your current SAP security strategy?

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