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SAP CRM integration to non sap Portal

Hi all,

my customer asks me the following questions. Could please help me to better understand his doubles ?

1. Do the iViews necessarily have to run in environment SAP EP to be visualized in WSP or they can directly be performed in WSP ?

2. The customer would like to integrate websphere portal to SAP CRM with an elevate security. At the moment our idea is to integrate using "redirect" by URL but this is not very compliant with their security standards. Have you please an other idea ?

thanks

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    Posted on Mar 03, 2005 at 07:50 PM

    I presume by WSP you mean IBM WebSphere Portal Server (WPS) - but I'm not certain. Either way this answer should apply:

    1) iViews are HTML rendered pages from the iView Server that is part of SAP Enterprise Portal. They are not standard JSPs that can be migrated to any other Java server. IBM WPS has some HTMLGUI portlets that supposedly allow you to proxy the HTML content from the iView Server to the WPS presentation layer for users.

    2) I'm not familiar with "elevate security" but with WebSphere Portal Server you have two packaged options options for security:

    a) You can use the Credential Vault - but this is strongly frowned upon by any reasonable security person. You have to duplicate the user id and password for the user in a WPS database store, and it will pass it to the application via the portlet (usually as a header).

    b) You can use iTAMeB (Tivoli Access Manager for eBusiness) with WebSEAL providing a secured junction for the connection to WPS and SAP CRM. This gives you some robust identity management as well.

    Obviously you can also pass HTTP headers or do a hidden form submit with user id and credentials - but that is also usually frowned upon and may not work if you introduce other proxies to the process.

    Good luck!

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