Connecting to SAP Business Objects

Connecting to SAP Business Objects

Question

How do we connect Digital Hive to SAP Business Objects?

Answer

As a Digital Hive administrator, connecting to SAP Business Objects can be accomplished via the following steps:
  1. Open the Digital Hive Control Center
  2. Click on the Connectors and select New Connector 
  3. Select SAP BusinessObjects
  4. Provide a Display Name for the Connector
  5. Business Objects Default is the only option for Authentication Method
  6. Enter a Username and Password in the System Credentials section. This user is the account that will be used for indexing content so should have visibility to all desired content
  7. The Namespace value is optional, but the default for SAP BusinessObjects is usually secEnterprise
  8. The following Base URL's must be provided to connect (Base URLS will have to be modified for your environment)
    Server Type
    Base URL
    Path
    Raylight URL
    /biprws
    Logon URL
    /biprws
    Open document URL
    https://server.domain.com:8443
    /BOE/OpenDocument/opendoc/openDocument.jsp

  9. Press Next. If all settings are correct, you are connected to SAP Business Objects


Once the connector has been added, source content will have to be 'enabled' to be accessible from within Digital Hive. Please consult this document for further steps: https://support.digitalhive.com/portal/en/kb/articles/enable-connector-content-in-digital-hive

If any issues are encountered when trying to launch embedded SAP BOBJ content, check the following Business Objects configuration settings.

  1. On the SAP Business Objects server, navigate to the <install_directory>\SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0\warfiles\webapps\BOE\WEB-INF\config\default\ folder
  2. In a text editor, open the OpenDocument.properties file
  3. Ensure that these values are set properly:
         logontoken.enabled=true
         SAPLogonToken.enabled=true
         sso.types.and.order=sapLogonToken
  4. Copy these properties if they need to be changed
  5. In the <install_directory>\SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0\warfiles\webapps\BOE\WEB-INF\config\custom\ directory, create an OpenDocument.properties file and paste in the corrected values
  6. Save and close the file
  7. Navigate to the <install_directory>\tomcat\webapps\BOE\WEB-INF\config\default\
  8. In a text editor, open the OpenDocument.properties file
  9. Ensure that these values are set properly:
         logontoken.enabled=true
         SAPLogonToken.enabled=true
         sso.types.and.order=sapLogonToken
  10. Copy these properties if they need to be changed
  11. In the <install_directory>\tomcat\webapps\BOE\WEB-INF\config\custom\ directory, create an OpenDocument.properties file and paste in the corrected values
  12. Save and close the file
  13. Use the wdeploy SAP BOBJ command to deploy the new settings.


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