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SAP NetWeaver Administrator is a Web-based tool for administration and monitoring. It offers a single entry point to configure, administer, and monitor your SAP NetWeaver system, its components, and the applications running on top of it.


SAP NetWeaver Application Server Java (AS Java) is running.


SAP NetWeaver Administrator unifies the most important administration, monitoring, and troubleshooting tools. Main features:

  • A central tool for performing administration tasks, such as starting and stopping instances, modifying configuration settings, analyzing logs and traces, ensuring the error-free functioning of all system components by continuous system monitoring.

  • An easy-to-use, task-oriented interface.

  • A Web-based tool. That is, you do not need to have a local installation to manage remote systems.

  • The interface allows seamless navigation to other SAP NetWeaver administration tools (for example, User Management Engine).

  • SAP NetWeaver Administrator represents the crossover from various expert tools to an integrated, simple, and clear solution.


Starting SAP NetWeaver Administrator

To start SAP NetWeaver Administrator, enter the following data in a Web browser: http://<host>:<port>/nwa, where:

  • <host> is the host where AS Java is installed.

  • <port> is the HTTP port of the ICM. It consists of 5<Java instance_number>00. For example, if the Java instance number is 60, the HTTP port is 56000.

Defining SAP NetWeaver Administrator Security Roles

For authorization, SAP NetWeaver Administrator uses User Management Engine (UME) and the Java Management Extension (JMX) security features. The following security roles are defined from an authorization point of view:



The roles include the permissions that enable/disable certain elements in the UI, as well as permissions to access the data in the managed system. The read-only role does not allow making any changes in the managed system such as starting/stopping, changing the configuration and so on, whereas the other role allows full control.

Granularity concept restricts the access to the specific functionality or application in SAP NetWeaver Administrator. The user can view only the professional applications for which he is granted access rights. Granular security roles provide additional security and restriction to SAP NetWeaver Administrator applications.

More information: Granular Roles and Security in SAP NetWeaver Administrator

Users and roles are mapped by using the Identity Management functions of SAP NetWeaver Administrator.

More information: User Management of the Application Server Java

Accessing applications/tools in SAP NetWeaver Administrator

The management functions included in SAP NetWeaver Administrator are grouped into work centers according to the type of functionality they provide. The work centers are sub-divided into work sets grouping related administration options. The number of work sets and their content is dynamic and changes according to the installation scenario.

  • To access the relevant application/tool, either choose   <work center>   <work set>   <application>  , or access the relevant application quick link, or use the search option.

  • To display the list of the available application quick links, choose Site Map and then select Show Quick Links.

  • To easy find an application/tool, in the Search field enter the relevant name or part of the name, and choose Go. Asterisk (*) is a valid entry.

The following work centers are available:

When you open SAP NetWeaver Administrator, you can choose a profile, providing you with a particular set of applications/tools, according to your role. This option aims to avoid using redundant applications/tools.

To select a profile, choose the relevant one from Active profile: <profile_name>. You have the following profiles available:

  • Complete List

  • Java Developer

  • SOA Application and Scenario Administrator

  • SOA Technical Administrator

  • Galaxy Technical Administrator

  • Galaxy Business Administrator

You can also use SAP NetWeaver Administrator to monitor your integration landscape.

More information: PI Monitoring Using the SAP NetWeaver Administrator

Personalization on Work Center Level

When you open a work center in SAP NetWeaver Administrator, the following Personalize options are available:

  • To set the current work center as a start (default) page, choose   Personalize   Manage my start page   Set as my start page  .

    To reset to the default one, choose Use default.

  • To delete all applications in your Favorites, choose   Personalize   Manage My Workspace   Delete all applications from Favorites  .

Personalization on Application Level

When you open a single application/tool in SAP NetWeaver Administrator, the following Personalize options are available:

  • To keep the application as a favorite, choose   Personalize   Add to Favorites  . The application becomes visible in the My Workspace view.

  • If you change some UI properties of a current application view (for example, configure the size of a table), the change remain persistent. The next time you open this application, the persisted view will be displayed.

    Note Note

    This option is valid for the current view only.

    End of the note.
  • If you want to reset a customized (persisted) view to default, choose   Personalize   Reset customization  .

More Information

SAP NetWeaver Administrator supports online help links activated in the applications'/tools' UI.

The default settings direct the help links to the online SAP Help Portal. Also, you can configure your default help location – either SAP Help Portal, or your local system documentation repository.

More information: Tips and Tricks