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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:

  • 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:

    http://<host>:<port>/sap/bc/webdynpro/sap/appl_soap_management?sap-language=<logon language>

    The main screen is displayed, with tabs for the function groups. The main function groups are:

    Service Administration

    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.

    Technical Administration

    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 Information published on SAP site