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You can enable SAP Gateway to trust your SAP NetWeaver Portal as the authentication provider; by using the authentication mechanism that has already been implemented in the portal environment.


To enable user authentication in SAP Gateway to use the authentication and single sign-on (SSO) in the portal, make sure that, you have met the following requirements:


The following is an overview of the process for enabling an application to make a business call through the portal authentication:

  • Send an authentication request to the portal using one of the appropriate authentication options, such as, Kerberos, form-based, or basic authentication.

    The portal URL should be explicitly maintained on the application side.

  • When successfully authenticated, the application receives MYSAPSSO2 cookie issued for the specific user.

  • The application should attach the token to the SAP Gateway service request.

    If the portal and the SAP Gateway have trust relationships, SAP Gateway should accept the token.