Provides highly expandable and robust Web
The SAP Web Application Server is
the natural choice for customers seeking to combine high expandability and
flexibility with Web development in a diverse environment. It has a highly
efficient caching mechanism for user access and database access with an
optimized lock management and multiple distributed processes.
Compatibility with Internet standards
SAP Web Application Server
supports HTTP, HTTPS and other Internet Standards. It also allows a user, the
desired flexibility to be in sync with changing technologies. It can also act as
a server for bringing applications to the user via a Web browser or for
communicating with other applications in XML or HTML either directly or via a
standard Web server. It can also function as a client to access other Web
applications for collecting information and data.
Web Application development using server-side
The server side-scripting concept
has been readily adopted by developers as it provides them with a platform of
choice. It is similar to Active Server Pages (ASP) and Java Server Pages (JSP)
and thus can be instantly adopted by developers. The presentation of a Web
application is organized in Business Server Pages (BSP). Such an integrated web
development environment provides complete support to a Web developerís tasks
including versioning, debugging, deployment, and transporting, It also supports
scalable development projects supporting many simultaneous Web developers. The
SAP Web Application Server also supports workflow with the Web Flow for creating
and running comprehensive business logic.
Open integration capabilties for Web-based
applications in flexible environments
Open integration capabilities
provide both real-time and cached access to SAP and non-SAP applications,
allowing web-based expandibility to customers without affecting their existing,
stable component landscape. All integration facilities supported by SAP are
available with the SAP Web Application Server. All existing SAP applications,
along with connectivity to standard middleware components or support of
traditional communication standards
is available with the SAP.
The SAP Web Application Server
ensures authentication and secure communication. It also supports widely
accepted Internet security standards like Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and HTTPS.
SAP Web Application Server supports digital certificates, ticketing, and cookies
to enable effective user authentication. With X.509 client certificates, users
can be identified without any need to remember passwords. The SAP WAS also
The SAP Web Application Server
supports all SAP-compatible operating systems, databases and middleware.
Additionally, it supports open technology standards, including all major
communication protocols and document standards for all business objects and
processes, whether in J2EE or ABAP. Adaptability to any technical infrastructure
from mainframe to small servers for all major databases is featured. Consumer
needs are readily met by providing user access to mobile devices allowing
deployment on top of any technical infrastructure.