SAP NetWeaver - Portal

SAP NetWeaver portal is one of the key components in NetWeaver architecture and provides a single point of access to the organization’s applications. Customers, partners, and the employees of the organization can use Enterprise Portal as a single point of access to the organization’s services and information needed for performing their day-to-day task.

SAP NetWeaver Portal allows the following types of authentication to the users −

  • Username and password
  • SAP Logon Tickets
  • X.509 certificate using Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
  • Client Certificate
  • Assertion Ticket

SAP NetWeaver portal provides two types of usage −

Application Portal EPC

This is applicable when full enterprise portal capabilities are not required. It is also known as EP Core. It consists of Portal and Universal Worklist (UWL).

Portal provides single access point to SAP and non-SAP information sources, organization applications, database and services.

The user can access the portal from mobile devices like smartphones, tablets, as well as from desktop and laptops. Portal allows the users - employees, customers, partners, and suppliers - to manage role-based access in accessing the information, specific to their daily work tasks.

Universal Worklist allows the business users to manage, operate, and delegate daily work items. Work items can be generated using automated business processes

Using UWL, it collects work items from multiple provider systems in one list for one-stop access.

NetWeaver Enterprise Portal

Enterprise Portal includes Knowledge management and Collaboration capabilities and is based on EP Core.

Portal Navigation

When you run NetWeaver Portal, it provides all key objects of your organization with a role-based secure access to their day-to-day work-related information. All the stakeholders - customers, partners, suppliers and vendors - can access SAP applications, third party applications, desktop applications, documents, databases, and other services.

Portal Navigation

NetWeaver portal framework contains all the required components and functions on each page that the user can navigate.

  • Top Level Navigation − To manage the user and system administration tasks and development activities.

  • Detailed Navigation − System landscape, all added system and Landscape Management, and Service Configuration. Knowledge Management and Universal Work List navigation.

  • Search Field with Tool Area − To perform a Search in Portal content and advance search options.

  • Dynamic Navigation

  • Portal Favorites − You have favorites link to be directly accessed from the home page.

  • Content Area − Whatever content is selected from the detailed level navigation, that content is displayed in the Content Tool bar.

  • Page Toolbar − This toolbar is different for each page and varies as per selection and content-area content.