You can use SOA Manager for the complete configuration of service providers and consumer proxies for a local system. The following task areas are described:
Initial setup of SOA Manager
Configuration that is specific to each server or business scenario.
Setting up the connection to the Services Registry, configuring publication rules, publishing service definitions.
Check that a service is functioning correctly and find the URL of the configured service.
Manage and configure logs and traces for Web service provider and consumer calls.
Check for errors in the message exchange between a service provider and a service consumer.
You have Administrator authorization.
More information: Checking Roles
The service and proxy definitions that you want to configure are available as development objects in the back-end system.
More information: Migrating Web Service Configurations
If you want to work with SOA Manager in a system landscape, you need to configure communication between ABAP systems.
More information: Setting Up the SOA Manager
To start SOA Manager:
Use the transaction code SOAMANAGER .
Alternatively; you can start SOA Manager in an Internet browser using the following link:
The main screen is displayed, with tabs for the function groups. The main function groups are:
Functionality to set up configuration to support business processes with Web services.
This functionality is intended for business administrators who manage business processes across systems in a system landscape.
This functionality is intended for technical system administrators who set up connections between systems and who manage the security settings in a system landscape.
SOA Manager is a WebDynpro ABAP application. For this reason, its ICF node ( /sap/bc/webdynpro/sap/appl_soap_management ) needs to be active.
To check that the ICF node for SOA Manager is active, you can use transaction SICF.
More information: SAP Note 1124553