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BSP using SE80

HI Folks,

I have a strange problem while testing BSP using SE80.

When I execute the standard test BSP application(It05) using SE80 TEST Icon button, browser

opens up and prompts for entering user id and password for the first

time after starting my computer. subsequent test of the same BSP

using SE80 test opens up the Browser but doesn't prompt for logon window. This

happens even when I close the Browser and test the application again.

This causes problem in the development environment where I need to

test the same application for different user ids.

I wanted logon window to popup everytime I execute the BSP SE80 Test Icon (closing all the Browser sessions prior to SE80 testing).

I use IE Version 6.0.2800.1106

Anyone has any clue..

Thanks for your help.

Suresh

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  • Posted on Nov 06, 2003 at 12:07 PM

    Hallo Suresh,

    Here it is, in the middle of the night. Family asleep, just me and my computer and Suresh. Once. Twice. First I read your problem in OSS. Then in SDN. We once before beat this horse to death about this shotgun approach to getting help.

    At least then, do at a minimum:

    (*) Write in OSS message that you will ask in SDN, forum BSP.

    (*) Write in SDN that you have an open CSN problem with number xyz.

    (*) Write in both a promise that you will update the other once you have the answer.

    I assume that you just forgot that, but will do it. Otherwise our supported will work double tomorrow. And this is not effective.

    What does this "browser opens up and prompt" imply? It actually implies that the browser stores the user name and password somewhere in memory. For all subsequent requests, the same authentication information will again be transmitted to the server.

    Important: this information is stored per browser instance, which can have many open windows. So typically you have an open window to SDN, to read this boring stuff. Now you test, and get a new window. Same browser instance. Name and password stored in browser instance. You test, and close window. However, because of other open window, browser instance stays alive. Next test runs with same browser instance, and when challenged for authentication information, it knows what to answer.

    You write: "even when I close the Browser". You must make sure that you close all browser windows. Even those that are hidden in other virtual desktops, and maybe even those imbedded in other programs. At least all of those sharing the same browser instance.

    As a final though, with HTTPS, and certificates, also no name and password are required. But I don't think this applies here.

    bye, brian

    PS: Don't forget to update the OSS message!

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    • PS.

      And of course if agree:

      At least then, do at a minimum:

      (*) Write in OSS message that you will ask in SDN, forum BSP.

      (*) Write in SDN that you have an open CSN problem with number xyz.

      (*) Write in both a promise that you will update the other once you have the answer.

      Best regards

      Thomas Madsen Nielsen

  • Posted on Nov 07, 2003 at 11:31 AM

    Hi Suresh,

    this sounds very much like the problem you've posted with topic 'BSP Browser settings' on

    Oct 7th - Summary of the problem: basic authentication data is kept even after all browser windows are closed. Another observation: you don't encounter that problem on other PC's. It's just your machine.

    Our assumption: some browser plugin installed only on your machine seems to keep the basic authentication data even after all browser instances are destroyed. Since IE doesn't provide a way to check for all installed plugins (you can only check for certain plugins and must know their exact names), it's hard to say which one is causing the problem. Ask your adminstrator to clean up your PC or let him install a fresh image.

    However, if you like to keep all the toys: Please use the BSP logon application 'system' instead of basic authentication. In that way you don't rely on data that is controlled by the client. Check

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_webas630/helpdata/en/1d/13c73cee4fb55be10000000a114084/content.htm for implementation instructions.

    Use this forum if you have questions about integrating the 'system' application into your application.

    Ulli

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    • Former Member Ulli Hoffmann

      Thanks for your help Ulli. I will try that method as well. I also opened up an OSS message I am getting some help there too...I am sending more information to Brian thrrough OSS Message. I greatly appreciate your help and Brian's help. I will post the outcome of OSS or your solution when I get this problem resolved.

      Thanks again.

      Suresh