Tips for Ensuring SAP NetWeaver Portal Security

  • by Ameya Pimpalgaonkar, Senior SAP Architect
  • March 3, 2014
Ameya Pimpalgaonkar suggests you take these security measures to protect Knowledge Management, Web Dynpro for Java, and Business Process Management entry points into your system.
Learning Objectives

Reading this article you will learn:

  • The scope of security for Knowledge Management, Web Dynpro for Java, Business Process Management, and portal applications
  • The importance of system users
  • How SAP portal developers and administrators can contribute to boosting security by closing unguarded loopholes
  • How security can be implemented programmatically so that even if a Basis or security team fails to close a security risk, your application can still be protected
Key Concept

System users are non-physical users who do not have an ID and password. That means you cannot log in with a system user as you do with any other User Management Engine (UME) users.

SAP security is one of those neglected areas that organizations are now giving their due importance. Since confidential organizational data is now widely used and accessed over the Internet using mobile devices such as PDAs and tablets, it has become imperative that organizations take security very seriously. Efforts must be taken to ensure nobody can hack into systems and intercept data transactions.

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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