How to Enhance Your SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.3 Logon Page Customization

  • by Ameya Pimpalgaonkar, Senior SAP Architect
  • January 17, 2014
SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.3 Logon Page architecture has changed the method you use to customize the logon page. It no longer uses HTML tags for user interface (UI) element rendering. Instead, it uses SAP tags. SAP tags are classes packaged in a JAR file called tc~sec~ume~logon~logic_api.
Learning Objectives
By reading this article you will:
  • Understand logon page architectural differences in the SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.3  release
  • Make your logon page customization compliant across all the browsers and incorporate Web development standards
  • Understand how user interface (UI) rendering is handled and how you can tweak rendering logic to customize styling for SAP tags
  • Understand how error messages are managed and displayed in the SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.3 logon page
  • Remove obsolete HTML coding such as TABLE, TD, and TR and convert your logon page into a collection of DIVISIONs styled not by in-line styling, but by custom Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) with CSS3 attributes
  • Understand how to decompile a standard JAR file and how to create a custom JAR to enable functionality not available out of the box
Key Concept

SAP tags are SAP-flavored HTML tags that have runtime rendering in HTML but design time implementation is enclosed with <sap:name_of_the_element/>.

SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.3 Logon Page architecture has changed the method you use to customize the logon page. It no longer uses HTML tags for user interface (UI) element rendering. Instead, it uses SAP tags. SAP tags are classes packaged in a JAR file called tc~sec~ume~logon~logic_api.

Ameya Pimpalgaonkar

Ameya Pimpalgaonkar is a senior SAP architect. He specializes in SAP Netweaver Portal, SAP BPM, BRM, MDM, and SAP Mobile. His interests include UI and front-end technologies, SAPUI5, Responsive Design, and integration of modern technologies with SAP UI. He has also worked on HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery. Ameya is also a certified usability analyst from HFI, USA.

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