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Enterprise Portal and - BO

Hi All,

I want to know how the BOBJ fits into BI landscape. It is a separate system which can connect to BI and reports can be created. However currently when using BEx applications we create a iView and publish in the EP. But if reports are generated using BOBJ - WebI, Xcelcius or Crstal reports, how are they going to be accessible from EP? To me it sounds like the users have to login into BOBJ into prod version-info view and execute the reports available under their authorization.

Or is there a way to connect from the EP and with single sign-on?

Thanks,

Alex.

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    Posted on Jul 13, 2009 at 07:10 AM

    Hi Alex,

    you can setup SSO and view BOBJ reports in your SAP Enterprise Portal without having to login into the InfoView. BOBJ is able to accept SAP logon tickets from the portal and forward them to the SAP back-end system. The real authentication takes places in the back-end system. The setup looks like this:

    EP -


    > BOBJ -


    > SAP Back-End

    You can find more information about this in the installation guide for the int.Kit for SAP

    ( [http://service.sap.com/~sapidb/011000358700001646962008E/xi3-1_bip_sap_install_en.pdf] )

    It is possible to publish individual reports on your SAP Enterprise Portal using iViews (the simplest option is to use a URL iVIew that contains an OpenDocument URL).

    For more information on openDocument please take a look here:

    ( [http://help.sap.com/businessobject/product_guides/boexir31/en/xi3-1_url_reporting_opendocument_en.pdf] )

    I would also recommend to take a look at Ingo's blog about the integration of SAP and BOBJ:

    Install Part #1

    [https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/weblogs?blog=/pub/wlg/11076] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken];

    Install Part #2

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    Install Part #3

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    Install Part #4

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    SAP Authentication

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    Publishing part 1

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    Publishing part 3

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    XC, CR and LO Part 1 of 4

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    Technical Material

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    Regards,

    Stratos

    Edited by: Efstratios Karaivazoglou on Jul 13, 2009 9:11 AM

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  • Posted on May 31, 2013 at 01:10 PM

    Hi Alex,

    Not sure if you are still stuck in the same issue.

    If you are, you can view BO reports in EP and with single sign on with the following steps:

    1. Configure & Enable SAP Authentication in BO
    2. Enable SSO from InfoView & Opendocument files (Tomcat / IIS...)
    3. Configure SSO between BI & EP
    4. Make sure all three servers (BO, BI, EP) are in same domain
    5. Create OpenDocument URL's of the necessary BO reports
      (make sure the opendoc URL has FQDN of the BO server. Example: http://servername.domainname.extension:portnumber/remaining part of the opendoc URL as per opendoc syntax)
    6. Create URL iViews in EP for every report needed and assign required EP roles
    7. SAP EP users with relevant BO authorization can view their respective set of reports from EP with SSO

    Alternative way is to use KMC to point BO repository from EP. All the detailed steps are listed in the 'SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Integration for SAP Solutions Installation and Administration Guide' (xi31_sp3_bip_sap_inst_en.pdf).

    Regards,

    Chinmay

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