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SUP/SMP REST API application connection benefits

We have created couple of REST API applications to run through SUP 2.2 and netweaver gateway.

At first we just used SUP proxy directly without using connection creation. Later on we added also application connection.

We are still wondering what are the actual benefits for using application connection creation? Is it only that you can get push notifications and see some client related logs, browse user lists in SUP SCC? After creating a connection, you still need to pass username/password in headers in order to get data from the backend (netweaver) so there seems to be no real benefits in client development perspective.

Is there something what we are missing here?

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  • Jul 11, 2014 at 09:57 AM

    In short the REST APIs allows you to develop apps for any platform and provides security, push notifications, management and monitoring of apps. You are free to choose third party developer tools for development (javascript libraries, Cordova, sencha, Appcelerator etc).

    Midhun VP

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    • The approach mentioned is not recommended. There is no advantage of using this approach where you whitelist an end point URL and using the URL directly in app. It is equal to directly using the end point in the app without whitelisting it. You will get advantage of the product only when you register the app with the server.

      Midhun VP