Domains provide a logical partitioning of a hosting organization's environment that achieves increased flexibility and granularity of control in multitenant environments. By default, the installer creates a single domain named "default."
Administrators use different domains within the same
SAP Mobile Platform installation. Domains enable the management
of application metadata within a partition, including server connections, packages, role
mappings, domain logs, and security, so that changes are visible only in the specific
Considerations when implementing domains in a multitenant environment include:
- Create and manage domains using
SAP Control Center from the
SAP Mobile Platform administration perspective of
SAP Control Center.
- You can support multiple customers inside the same
SAP Mobile Platform cluster.
- You can configure security specifically for individual domains by creating one or more security configurations in the cluster, and then assigning those security configurations to a domain. You can then map the security configurations to one or more packages. A user accessing the package from a device application is authenticated and authorized by the security provider associated with the package.
- Customers may require their own administrative view on their
portion of the SAP Mobile Platform-enabled mobility system.
By granting domain administration access to your customers, you can allow
customers to customize their deployed applications packages and perform
self-administration tasks as needed.
The "default" domain
The "default" domain is a special domain where critical runtime
configuration artifacts exist. These artifacts include:
- An "admin" security configuration – this security
configuration is mapped to the "default" domain and is used to authenticate
and authorize administrative users. For this reason, administrators are not
allowed to unassign the "admin" security configuration from the "default"
- Cache database (CDB) data source connections – for the
"default" CDB data source, users can configure the Pool Size property in the
"default" domain according to their requirements. This setting allows the
maximum number of open connections to the SQL Anywhere database server
hosting the CDB.
- Monitor database data source connections – the customer can
modify the existing monitoring data source properties according to their
configuration requirements, or create a new monitoring datasource in the
- Domain log database data source connections – the customer
can modify the existing domain log data source properties according to their
configuration requirement, or create a new domain log data source in the
"default" domain. By default, the name of domain log data source is
Since these critical runtime-related artifacts are located in the "default"
domain, administrators are not allowed to delete this domain.
SAP recommends creating new domains to facilitate
tenants according to their application requirements.