Sunday, July 12, 2009

BW Security

In information broadcasting and integration of SAP BW and SAP EP you take the following scenarios into consideration in regard to security.

· Calling BEx Web Applications from the Enterprise Portal

· Information Broadcasting as Background Processing

· Information Broadcasting in the Web

· Publishing to the Enterprise Portal

You need special authorizations to be able to use information broadcasting. System administrators need authorization object S_RS_ADMWB with the field RSADMWBOBJ = BR_SETTING. Users that precalculate business intelligence content and would like to schedule things require the authorization object S_RS_BCS. For more information, see Overview: Authorization Objects and Authorizations for Working with a Query.

You can also use single sign-on for integration of SAP EP and SAP BW. BEx Web Applications are usually called from the Enterprise Portal. SAP EP supports and issues SAP logon tickets. Due to the close integration of SAP BW 3.5 and SAP EP 6.0, users can also start in SAP BW, where single sign-on is also supported. The following graphic illustrates the interaction between SAP BW and SAP EP in terms of single sign-on:

This graphic is explained in the accompanying text

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