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Open a SAPGUI transaction from a Java web application

Hi all,

We are in the process of developing a Java based web application with SAP J2EE engine - but not SAP Enterprise Portal. One of the requirements we have is from one of the web screens there needs to be a button which launches SAPGUI and take the user to a particular transaction in SAPGUI. The user is going to have SAPGUI installed on their desktop.

We were planning to user SAP Shortcut technique for launching the SAPGUI but the issue with that is the user has to logon each time ( even thought it is possible to have the password stored - even then there will be other messages that the user has to pass through before reaching the final transaction ). The users are going to have a number of items in the screen and they need to go through this for every item.

I was wondering if there is anyway this can done so that the user does not have to go through all these steps ( BTW, the user is already authenticated on the web application and so functionally done not have to be authenticated again).

ANy suggestions will be highly appreciated.

Regards

Ravi

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  • Aug 10, 2004 at 06:04 AM

    Hello Ravi,

    I think you can use SAP GUI for HTML provided by ITS to achieve this functionality. Do you use SAPSSO2 Logon Tickets? If yes, you can use them to provide Single Sign On to the ITS.

    Regards

    Gregor

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    Aug 10, 2004 at 06:30 PM

    Hi Gregor,

    We do not want to do it through ITS currently. So, we are looking for a way to start the SAPGUI appropriately. In fact in SAP MAPI infrastructure - even though SAP is saying it will not support any further - this kind of functionality exists which allows the user to store the credential info and when the user opens the workitem, he/she will be taken to the SAPGUI with out explicitly having to login. So, I was wondering how that was being accomplished ... and wanted to see if we can do the same in our Java Web application.

    Regards

    Ravi

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    • Hello Ravi,

      are you using a Windows 2000 Network? I yes you can configure Single Sign On through NTLM. Which is really easy to do. But I don't know how to open the local SAP GUI through the browser without Enterprise Portal. Perhaps someone else know.

      Regards

      Gregor