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ADS Configuration in Netweaver 7.5


In this blog, We are doing Adobe document service configuration in SAP netweaver 7.5


1) SAP Netweaver 7.5 As Java System (ADS should be installed).

2) SAP S4HANA  system

Login on to the portal system.

Create ADSUSER  and assign the SAP_ADSCALLER and SAP_ADSMONITOR in the role tab.

Login to S/4HANA System and enter transaction “sm59” to maintain RFC Connection

enter the user created in portal system. ADSuser

Go to PFCG tcode  and create an empty role named as ADSCALLERS

create a user account in SU01


The user should be system user.

Assign the role




Activate the service in SICF

Now open transaction “sicf” and Service Name as “fp”

Configuring: ADS to ABAP


Go to portal page

Create a new destination with destination name FP_ICF_DATA_<SID> with destination type as HTTP

SID is of S4HANA system

Maintain the connection URL along with port of http service of ABAP System.

Maintain details of ADS_AGENT user details which was created in ABAP System.

Also, open SLD functions with the following URL  http://host:port/sld/fun

click on enable automatically

Also, login to NWA… Select SOA Management -> Technical Configuration -> Destination Template Management.

Click on Security Tab

Select Authentication ‘HTTP Authentication’ and ‘User ID/Password (Basic)’

Select ‘Details’ and enter the user ADSUser and the corresponding password

click finish

Testing ADS Configuration:


Checking ADS Configuration in an ABAP Environment

1.  Log on to the AS ABAP system.

  1. Start the transaction SA38.
  1. Enter the program name FP_TEST_00.
  1. Choose Program Execute (F8)
  1. Make sure, that the following default values are entered in the respective fields:
    Form: FP_TEST_00
    ADS Connection: ADS or the RFC Destination name specified in your system (if it does not correspond to the default entry)
  1. Choose Program Execute (F8)
  1. Enter the Output Device.
  1. Choose Print Preview.
  1. If the system displays a form containing several lines on two pages, the ADS configuration is correct. Otherwise, perform the
    tests described below.

Checking the ABAP Connection to ADS

  1. Log on to your SAP system.
  2. Start the transaction SA38.
  3. Enter the name of the test report FP_PDF_TEST_00.
  4. Enter the name of the connection. Enter the default name ADS, or, if you have specified another name, the one you are using in your system.
  5. Choose Execute (F8).
  6. If the configuration is correct, the system displays the version number of the Adobe Document Services.


Checking the Destination Service and the ICF Service

  1. Log on to your SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP system.
  2. Call transaction SA38.
  3. Enter the name of the test report
  4. Execute the test without choosing the option With
    Destination Service.
  5. The system renders a test form in the background
    without using the destination service and displays the size of the created PDF.
  6. Execute the test again. Now select the option With
    Destination Service.
  7. If the settings of the destination service are
    correct, the system displays the same message as before (see step 5).


Step 1: TCODE: SA38

now we have to apply the license.

In order to install Reader Right credentials, go to nwa (http://<server>:<port>/nwa).

Go to Configuration –> Infrastructure –> Adobe Document Services

Choose Document Security and then select Credentials.

Click on Add New Object and a pop-up will be opened.

In Alias, Select Reader Rights

Type should be P12.

P12 File should be automatically filled as we have already uploaded the file in previous step.

Enter Password for P12 file.

RESTART the SAP java application server.

Checking ADS is working or not.

Step 1: TCODE: SA38



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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member


      As per you document i followed and configure the adobe services but still i am facing the issue.

      I did all configuration in PI 7.5 server but i am not get print preview cloud you please guide me.



      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Kunal,

      Cannot find PDL type for output device LP01.

      Could you please sugeest me where could be the error.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      You can create new output device in SPAD

      and use PDF1 as device type, not SWIN.


      Author's profile photo Syed Naeem
      Syed Naeem


      Very good document.. it is very useful for me.


      Sridhar. K

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      I have recorded same steps on following video, hope its useful

      Author's profile photo Prashant Narwade
      Prashant Narwade

      How to apply the license on ADS server.

      please provide steps.

      also how to generate P12 files?

      where can i get ****.pfx file.

      Author's profile photo Pablo Garcia Tosal
      Pablo Garcia Tosal

      I have the same question

      Author's profile photo Prashant Narwade
      Prashant Narwade
      1. My issue is resolved, you have raise incident to sap to get ***.pfx file.
      2. You can install ads license as we install on abap. Download from
      Author's profile photo pallab kumar saha
      pallab kumar saha

      thanks Kunal. Really good & detailed document.

      Author's profile photo Shaligram - Tech Mahindra lawande
      Shaligram - Tech Mahindra lawande

      Can we use solution manager 7.2 - java instance for ADS configuartion for S/4 and other 7.5+ production such as GRC 12 and SAP ACS etc.

      Author's profile photo Robert Fischer
      Robert Fischer

      Hi - I have the same question if I can user SAP Solutionmanager 7.2 SP11 as the ADS Server.

      I do not find something that should avoid this.

      br, Robert