SAP Mobile Platform Server as an OData Proxy

SAP Mobile Platform Server provides an OData proxy service through HTTP/HTTPS, which proxies back-end servers to clients.

HTTP compression is used to reduce network traffic and improve server response times. SAP Mobile Platform Server returns GZIP-compressed responses only, but also supports zlib-compressed responses from back ends. SAP Mobile Platform Server decompresses all zlib-compressed back-end responses. Clients indicate whether they support compression, and if they do, the compression techniques they support.

The OData proxy service can rewrite the content that is exchanged between clients and back-end systems, updating absolute URLs so they refer to the external URL of SAP Mobile Platform Server. The proxy service also supports the use of one or more single sign-on (SSO) mechanisms; and manages cookies for clients.