PDK Installation and Customization for SSO Access to SAP Systems: Essential Lessons for Developers and Implementation Teams

  • by Carl Vieregger, Senior Consultant, IBM Business Consulting Services
  • November 15, 2002
In SAP's Enterprise Portal, iViews provide an integrated view of the business information that is vital to your organization. While SAP offers ready-made iViews, to fully realize the benefits you will want to build iViews customized to your particular organization. The Portal Development Kit (PDK) is SAP's platform for building custom Java iViews. This article describes the installation of the PDK, outlines the post-installation steps for enabling single sign-on (SSO) access to SAP component systems, and provides expert tips and insights that are not part of the standard documentation.

Carl Vieregger

Carl Vieregger is a senior consultant with IBM Business Consulting Services. Since 1998 he has been a member of the Global SAP Centre of Expertise (GCOE) based in Walldorf, Germany. After starting as a certified ABAP developer and business workflow specialist, his current focus is on portals and portlet application development. Recently, he co-delivered a lecture and workshop on the PDK at the SAP TechEd conference. Prior to moving to Germany, he graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, with a B.A. in International Studies and Slavic Languages & Literature.

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