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Content usage mode: WSRP application sharing

Applies to: producers

Non-SAP portal vendors and the WSRP standard do not support the SAP NetWeaver Portal permission mechanism and its user management framework. Furthermore, the non-SAP consumer portal may not necessarily be using the same user base as the one used by the SAP NetWeaver producer portal. Nevertheless, you still need to set permissions and configure some iView properties to expose your WSRP-compliant applications to non-SAP portal consumers.

This topic provides portal permission and property configuration guidelines for the content and system administrators on an SAP NetWeaver producer portal that is exposing WSRP-compliant iViews as applications to a non-SAP consumer portal.

For information on the type of content you can expose through WSRP, see 'WSRP Application Sharing' Mode .

  • You have created a portal user for the consumer (see Creating Access Users on the Producer for Non-SAP Consumers ).

  • An SAP NetWeaver iView representing the deployed WSRP-compliant application exists on the producer portal.

  • To set permissions:

    • You are assigned owner permission in the iViews and folders that you want to expose.

    • You have access to the Permissions editor in the portal.

  • To set iView properties:

    • You are assigned permission to edit iViews.

    • You have access to the Portal Content Studio in the portal.

  • The iViews you are exposing are WSRP-compliant (see Developing WSRP-Compliant Applications ).


Setting Permissions to Portal Content

In the Permissions editor on the producer portal, assign the following users and permission levels to the WSRP content objects and folders you want to expose:

Object (on SAP NetWeaver Producer)

Target User on SAP NetWeaver Producer (Assignee)

Permission Level


Portal component

Consumer's portal user (1)

End user: enabled

Assign end-user permission to the source portal component of the iView on the producer portal. Portal components are located in the Security Zones folder in the Portal Catalog. (2)

iView (3) (or folder (4) containing iViews)

Consumer's portal user (1)

Administrator: read

Allows all content administrators on the non-SAP consumer to view the iViews to which you assigned permission.

End user: enabled

Allows all users on the non-SAP consumer to execute the iViews at runtime.

(1) Refers to the portal user you created for the consumer (see Creating Access Users on the Producer for Non-SAP Consumers ).

(2) In most cases, there should be no need to modify the already set permissions in the security zone. Most content is assigned to the Low safety level, for which the Authenticated Users group is already assigned end-user permission. Since all non-anonymous users logged on to the portal belong to the Authenticated Users group, they are already permitted to use this content.

(3) iViews must be WSRP-compliant.

(4) The folder must be either the folder or a sub-folder under it that you already defined as the root folder from which non-SAP consumers receive WSRP content (see Setting the Root Browse Folder for Remote WSRP Usage ).

Configuring the Authentication Scheme in iViews

In the iViews you are exposing to non-SAP consumers, set the Authentication Scheme property to Anonymous . Use the Properties editor in the Portal Content Studio to modify iView properties (see Editing Object Properties ).

Making WSRP-Compliant iViews Available to Consumers

Each iView contains a default property called Expose as WSRP Application , which specifies if the application is WSRP-compliant and if the iView is exposed as an application to a non-SAP (or SAP NetWeaver) consumer portal via the WSRP protocol.

By default, this property is deselected, which means that by default no iViews are exposed to any consumer portal connecting via WSRP. Therefore, for each iView that you want to expose as a WSRP application to a content administrator on a non-SAP consumer portal, a content administrator on the producer portal must edit the iView and select the checkbox of this property.

Additional Tips

  • By default, when a non-SAP consumer registers with your portal, the consumer's corresponding user is assigned to an out-of-the-box group, named DEFAULT_WSRP_GROUP . Using this group, you can automatically expose generic content, such as demo applications, to every non-SAP consumer that registers with your portal without having to explicitly assign permissions to the consumer. To do so, assign the out-of-the-box group DEFAULT_WSRP_GROUP to a Portal Catalog folder containing the generic content.

  • If you want to collectively expose generic content to a number of consumer portals, you can also create your own generic user group, such as WSRP_ALL_CONSUMERS , and assign permissions to it in a Portal Catalog folder of your choice. For example, this folder could be the root search folder you have defined for all non-SAP consumers (see Setting the Root Browse Folder for Remote WSRP Usage ).