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Ipad application to capture sap portal logon screen ?


As a sap basis administrator , I don't have much experience in SAP portal developements,

so I would be very keen to hear any comment from people who have experince in this field..

Our business team has recently developped an Ipad application which (among other things) lauch an URL to the SAP portal 7.01,

the user has to loggin to the portal and from there they access some data on the backends SAP and non-SAP.

I was asked whether or not it was possible to remotely capture the portal logon screen within the Ipad application,

wich will allow the users to bypass the sap logon screen.

It is not really a Single-Sign-On issue, since the users will still login to the portal as they do now, only the sap logon screen is "relocated"

within the application.

I must say, I have no idea on how to achieve this ; specific developements ? global SSO ?

We are running SAP EP 701, but are planning to upgrade to EP 7.3 by the end of the year.

Thank you very much for your comments

Best Regards

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    Posted on Apr 23, 2012 at 09:52 PM

    Hi Raoul,

    I am not sure exactly what you mean by bypass the login screen, unless you use an anonymous portal users will have to authenticate before getting access to anything. You could create an anonymous landing page from where users could then login from....

    My advice however would be to use client side certificates over SSL to give users direct access without needing to login. I did this recently and find it very useful especially from a mobile device.

    Also I wrote a blog recently about portal on device (check my recent content), if you are moving to 7.3 portal you might find that interesting.

    Hope this helps,


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    • Hi Raoul,

      The way I have set it up on my own system is that users can access via SSL and non-SSL, if they have a valid client side certificate loaded in their browser and go via SSL then it will be used, if they don't have a cert then it falls back to username and password. Using non SSL it uses username and password only. I hope thats clear.



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