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Configure Virus scanner for Mobile documents


When using SAP Mobile documents on Premise, for security reasons it might be a requirement to scan al files for viruses stored in your Mobile document environment. This Blog will guide you to setup a VSI using an Bowbridge VSA and a McAfee  scan engine.


Environment setup

  • Netweaver Java 7.40
  • Bowbridge version 3.0.17
  • McAfee Web Gateway 7.6.0
  • IBM AIX 7.1

For more information regarding officially certified products please take a look at SAP Note 1494278



If we take a look at this picture than we see that SAP is sending the files from the VSI to the VSA, in this case we use Bowbridge. Bowbridge will process the files and pass them through to the McAfee scanengine.





Steps to setup the VSA- Bowbridge

Download the required software from the Bowbridge website. You can try the software for 30 days.

Create an directory on the filesystem called bowbridge. This is important because bowbridge will default use this name.

Copy the  installation files to the server


Run the installer




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Steps to setup the Virusscanner in the NWA (VSI)




Select Groups > Edit > Add



Add group > give any name your like & Continue




Select “default Scan Group”



Go to the “Adapter” tab and klik “add”



Give a meaningful name and continue



Provide the setting for the adapter. Make sure that the VSA Library path is correct. You can find the so file in the installation folder of your Bowbridge setup. Make it the default scan Provider.



Go to the Parameter tab and configure the correct parameters. For details regarding the parameters please have a look in the manual of your VSA provider. In case of Bowbridge go to




Activate your adapter, it should be green. If it turns red you can enable the trace function in Adapter configuration.



Setup scan profiles


Create a custom profile and make it default.



The following profiles need to be activated



Setup KM


Finaly we need to configure some steps in the KM area.

Go to the enterprise portal page eg:  http://<your-server>:<port>/irj/portal

System Administration > System Configuration > Knowledge Management > Content Management > Show Advanced Options > Virus Scan Service      +


Consult the SAP Help page voor detail settings


Now your environment is ready to scan all documents that are being uploaded to Mobile documents.


Log and configuration files:


Bowbridge configuration file: (stored on the file system in the bowbridge folder)

  • bbvsa30.cfg


Enable logging:

  • Edit the bbvsa30.cfg



TRACEFILE= <your location > (/tmp for example)


Additional logfiles

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