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This procedure applies to forms processing in an ABAP environment. The Destination service runs on the AS Java, where the Adobe Document Services (ADS) are installed and serves to facilitate communication and data transmission between the ABAP and the Java environment. The communication between the Destination service and the AS ABAP is enabled by the Internet Communication Framework (ICF).

In a double-stack system (ABAP and Java installed on the same system), the Destination service is configured for basic authentication, when you execute the configuration tool. You need to change or create these settings in the following cases:

  • AS ABAP and AS Java are installed on separate servers.

  • You want to use SSL.

  • The service user ADS_AGENT in the AS ABAP is not in the default client.


  1. Start the SAP NetWeaver Administrator via the address http://<server>:<port>/nwa .

  2. Choose Start of the navigation path Configuration Management Next navigation step Security Management  Next navigation step  Destinations End of the navigation path.

  3. Choose Create .

  4. Enter the Destination name FP_ICF_DATA_<SID> , where <SID> is your ABAP system, and choose HTTP for the Destination Type. Press Next .

  5. Under Connection , enter the message server (or Web Dispatcher) of the SAP NetWeaver Application Server for ABAP in the URL field:


    and in case of SSL,



    To display the host name of your AS ABAP, log on to AS ABAP and call transaction SICF. In the main menu, choose Start of the navigation path Goto  Next navigation step Port Information End of the navigation path. The information is displayed on a screen; where the HTTP_port is specified under Services .

  6. Enter the appropriate client number of the system, where the service user ADS_AGENT exists into the Client field. Keep the fields SystemID and Language empty.

  7. Under SSL Server Certificates , choose Ignore server certificates and press Next .

  8. Under Start of the navigation path Logon Data Next navigation step Authentication, End of the navigation path choose Basic .

  9. In the Username field, enter ADS_AGENT , and enter the same password as given for this user in the AS ABAP in the Password field.

  10. Choose Finish .

  11. Check the settings of the Destination service.

    More information: Checking the Destination Service and the ICF Service .