SAP UI5 Apps and the SAP Portal
1. You are using the SAP Enterprise Portal (or SAP NetWeaver Portal)
2. You have configured Fiori Apps or your have developed your own UI5 apps with Neptune, Eclipse or WebIDE
3. You want to combine these two worlds
The Fiori Launchpad
Since version 7.4 the SAP NetWeaver Portal offers the Fiori Launchpad. The Fiori Launchpad is a framework page, that orientates itself closer to the W3C guidelines than the standard framework page. Additionally if offers the possibility to integrate the Fiori design into the portal environment. The following video introduces the Fiori Launchpad:
Integration of SAP UI5 Apps into the portal
The advantage of integrating your apps into the SAP Portal is the possibility to use your existing infrastructure and processes. The concepts of roles and iViews stay the same. To integrate a UI5 app into the Portal you just have to create an iView for the app and integrate it into a portal role.
Attention: You can run into errors if you use the “standard framework page” of the portal. Please use the “unified framework page” instead!
Excursus: UI5 Apps as a portal component
This blog describes building your own portal component that contains an UI5 application. Here exists the possibility to outsource your code into Java servlets and to build dynamic pages with JSPs. Starting here – analog to WebDynpro Java -RFC-calls can be made to connected backend systems. If your already have WebDynpro Java developers in your compand and strive for a change of strategy this is a possibility to use your existing ressources while preparing yourself for the future.
If you have any more questions or want to dig deeper, feel free to contact me.