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I have previously posted questions related to setting up an SMP 3.0 connection for Business Objects Mobile iOS application in this thread http://scn.sap.com/thread/3629468, unfortunately I didn’t get any responses

One of my colleagues has been chasing down SAP Support to get some assistance. It turns out that no documentation is publicly available for setting up this connection

However we did get help from SAP Support to set it up, and now I want to post it so others may benefit from this knowledge.

I don’t have any knowledge of Business Objects, and there are some prerequisites that needs to be fulfilled on the Business Objects Servers. You will probably find these in the standard documentation http://help.sap.com/businessobject/product_guides/sbo41/en/608_mobiOS_admin_en.pdf

We are moving from SUP 2.1, and the BO configuration has only changed slightly, so this setup is the same as it has been for a couple of years.

SMP 3.0 Configuration

The connection setup on SMP 3.0 is very easy.

Step 1. Define the Application in SMP 3.0.

Log in to the Management Cockpit of SMP 3.0 and navigate to the Application overview.

Click the New button.

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Define your application of type Native.

IMPORTANT:

For some weird reason the name “MobiApp” is reserved for this application and you must use this name. In turn this unfortunately means that you can only have one BO Mobile Application defined in your SMP 3.0 environment

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For the Backend Configuration setup the endpoint as displayed.

The structure of the URL might be different for your BO server.

Step 2. Define and assign a security profile.

Navigate to the Authentication tab.

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Create a new security profile.

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Enter a name and click to add an authentication provider.

NB: The name of the security profile may be chosen freely

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Choose the “HTTP/HTTPS Authentication” Authentication Provider, and specify the URL to the login service on your BO Server.

Hint: Check the URL in a browser and confirm that you are being prompted for credentials. The Tomcat server will display a blank screen if you are authenticated on the BO Server.

Save your changes.

Step 3: Configure your iPad.

First of all you need to install the client on your iPad.

The app may be downloaded from Apple App store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sap-businessobjects-mobile/id441208302?mt=8

Start up the client.

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Click the “Connect” button.

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Click “Create new Connection”.

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Choose the Connection Type “SMP BOE Connection”.

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The Connection type will be displayed as “SAP Mobile Platform”.

Enter Connection Details:

– Connection Name: Freely chose name for your connection.

– Security Configuration:  Enter the name of the Security Profile defined on the SMP server.

– Server URL: Base URL to your SMP server.

– Proxy Name: Name of the SMP Application hosting your connection (must be named MobiApp).

Click Done and you will be presented with a login screen.

Enter your credentials and click Register.

You should get access to whatever reports you have access to on your BO system.

That’s it.

Søren Hansen

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  1. Peter Corthouts

    Just for your info, you can register multiple MobiApp’s (MobiApp_xxx) with a different security config which will thus point you to a different BO environment. Important is that you use the type Mobi when registering the application. The proxy setting in the mobile application remains mobi though.

    Excellent page!

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