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webservice via webdispatcher

Hi All,

I am working on SOAP to RFC synchronous scenario. This is my first SOAP to RFC scenario.

I would like to know the difference between webservice going directly from thirdparty to XI and webservice going via webdispatcher to XI.

And also when we will be using webdispatcher?

Thanks in advance,

Ramya

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    Jun 02, 2015 at 06:59 AM

    Hi Ramya,

    In a VPN, any incoming SOAP request going to your PI system will be accepted just by using the standard URL e.g http://host:port/XISOAPAdapter/MessageServlet?channel=p:s:c where p = party, s = service and c = channel. However, outside of VPN (Internet), the request will not reach your PI system at all.

    For security purposes, companies use a webdispatcher for that purpose

    SAP Web Dispatcher - SAP Library

    Regards,

    Mark

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    Jun 02, 2015 at 09:44 AM

    Hi,

    You will use a Web Dispatcher or J2SE Adapter or Decentralised adapter when the third Party comes in from Public.

    For Example we did a project with C4C. They came through my Web Dispatcher and into my SAP PO system. All this does is just improve security and makes sure that no body from the outside can hit your SAP PO system directly.

    The WD will be in your DMZ that is public facing.

    Regards,

    Jannus Botha

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    Jun 02, 2015 at 11:15 AM

    Hi All,

    Who will decide whether to implement websdispatcher or not.Is it third party or SAP PI consultant?

    Thanks,

    --Kishore

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      And why would a third party ever decide for you that an additional system is required in your landscape.

      Your system architect.

      Regards,

      Jannus