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Jul 14, 2008 at 01:05 PM

ESS Business Package with External Facing / Light Framework


Hi all,

We are using an external facing portal with light framework page and we now start with ESS/MSS Business Packages.

Unfortunately e.g. ESS szenarios aren't working in our framework. I found out, that "strange" urls are used and that the session is terminated with the dsm.Terminator


Strange url which is called within light framework:

Browser submitted values to

If I use ESS with the default desktop it works.

I found the following Note with restrictions for External Facing Portal and Light Framework Page:

Note 916545 - Central Note for External-Facing Portal (NW 7.0) =>

Here an extract:





Unsupported Content: SAP business packages and applications that use the EPCM's WorkProtect Mode feature may not work properly when using the light framework page. (e.g. Web Dynpro based applications of the portal administration UI or custom build applications.)


What does may not work properly mean? Does anyone know if there are some "features" that makes it possible to run ESS szenarios in an external facing portal?

Is it possible to activate the WorkProtected Mode and Session Termination in the framework having in mind that some performance gain for the light framework is gone?

How did you implement ESS?

Thanks and regards,