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Author's profile photo Elke Doering

SAP PI CONNECTIVITY ADDON 2.0 and SAP PI SFTP PGP ADDON 1.0 included in the SAP NetWeaver Process Integration standard with 7.50 SP22

Starting with SAP NetWeaver Process Integration 7.5 SP22, SFSF, SFTP, OData adapters and the PGP module become part of the standard shipment – there will be no need to deploy them separately anymore.

Originally, both add-ons were created as release independent. Since beginning of 2021 SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration 7.5 is the only release in mainstream maintenance, with all other releases being in customer-specific maintenance. This makes the need for release independence obsolete, and we deiced to bring the adapters into the standard. All new features now go to the standard shipment. But the functional patches and of course the security patches will continue to be shipped for the add-ons for another year.

With this step we can now ship correction and new features with each NetWeaver Support Packages.

With the merge with the standard shipment we included the SFTP adapter and the PGP Modul in the existing XIAF (SAP_XIAF*.SCA ) software component. For the OData and SFSF Adapter a new Software Component is introduced – called XIAFCON (SAP_XIAFCON*.SCA).  This was necessary because of dependencies to the library. The old Software Components will be removed automatically at the SP Stack Update.

The ESR content of SFSF, SFTP and OData adapters is now located under the SAP_BASIS software component. You must use the content from this software component when creating new channels. But for all running configuration you do not have to change the Software Component in the Channel. If you like to do it – it is also possible without losing any value in the channel configuration.

For more technical information – please look at the online documentation. You will find it in the Adapter Configuration Chapter.

And we have created two FAQ notes:

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      Author's profile photo Andreas Scherf
      Andreas Scherf

      Hi Elke! Thanks for the interesting blog. Does that change include changes in the licensing terms as well? As far as I know since today the B2BAdd-on is only included in the PO and NOT in the PI licensing package ...

      Thx, Andy

      Author's profile photo Elke Doering
      Elke Doering
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Andy,

      the B2B Add-on is still an Add-on.
      This is only true for the PI Connectivity and the SFTP and PGP Add-on.

      Best Regards,

      Elke

      Author's profile photo Cengiz Köseoglu
      Cengiz Köseoglu

      Hi Elke,

      Thanks for the interesting blog.
      We would like to patch our PI/PO system NW7.5 SP06 to SP22.
      The following add-ons are also installed.
      -PI B2B Add-On 1.0 SP4
      -PI SFTP PGP Add-On 1.0 SP4

      In the maintenance planner we can only find possible update of the PI-B2B from 1.0 to 2.0 SP01.
      Only version 1.0 SP05 is offered for PI-SFTP-PGP.
      Is the combination of PI-B2B Add-On 2.0 and PI-SFTP-PGP Add-On 1.0 the same as what you describe in your article?
      Is the combination of B2B Add-On 2.0 and PI-SFTP Add-On 1.0 even allowed or do I have to keep version 1.0 for PI-B2B.
      I would be grateful for a brief explanation.

      Best regards,
      Cengiz

      Author's profile photo Elke Doering
      Elke Doering
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Cengiz,

      with NW 7.5 SP 22 the SFTP PGP Add-on is included. You don’t need to do anything for this in the Maintenance Planner. The B2B Add-on is still an Add-on and if you like to update it - you have to include it on the Maintenance Planner. There are no problems with the versions. But it will be good to have B2B 2.0 on the system- we have add some new functions on it

      Best Regards,

      Elke

       

      Author's profile photo Cengiz Köseoglu
      Cengiz Köseoglu

      Hi Elke,

      thank you for your quick and really helpful feedback.
      That helps us a lot.

      Best Regards,
      Cengiz

      Author's profile photo Allen Chew
      Allen Chew

      Hi Elke. Glad to hear that SFSF and ODATA are part of the standard adapters now. It is really helpful in the long run. Thanks for blogging this.

      Author's profile photo Markus Karsch
      Markus Karsch

      @elke.doering Are there any plans in updating used com.jcraft.jsch library in SFTP adapter for using modern algorithms like rsa-sha2-256 or rsa-sha2-512? As original http://www.jcraft.com/jsch is not maintained anymore, you may need to switch to fork from https://github.com/mwiede/jsch

      Author's profile photo Elke Doering
      Elke Doering
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Markus,

      No plans yet - but we can take a look at this.

      Best Regards, Elke

      Author's profile photo Dibyajit Das
      Dibyajit Das

      Hi,

      If we upgrade PO from SP18 to SP23, does it mean that we'll not receive the in-built SFTP,SFSF, PGP module as part of SP22 delivery? If so, how can we get these adapters in SP23?

      Thanks in advance.

      Author's profile photo Mark Smyth
      Mark Smyth

      Hello Dibyajit,

      No, you will have these as standard in SP23. This change starts with SP22. SP22 and all higher SP's will now include the SFTP, SFSF, PGP etc as part of the standard installation. When you update to SP23, you will automatically have these available to you. Refer to note 3106799 Change to PO Add-on Components in 7.50 SP22, for more details.

      Regards
      Mark

      Author's profile photo Dibyajit Das
      Dibyajit Das

      Thanks Mark for quick response.

      Author's profile photo Juan Manuel Contreras
      Juan Manuel Contreras

      Hi Elke,
      Excellent information.

      We did the upgrade from SP19 to SP24; and now both SFTP 1.0 and SAP BASIS 1.0 addons are generating the following error:
      Exception received: java.lang.UnsupportedOperationException: received authentication request from server which could not be processed: destination=[user]@[servre_dest]; name=Password authentication; instruction=prompt=g
      [user]'s password#
      I have followed the steps indicated in the note "3120703 - PO SFTP adapter authentication request from server could not be processed", without a satisfactory result.

      Is there any recommendation you can give me?
      thank you very much

      Author's profile photo Elke Doering
      Elke Doering
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Juan,

      Please open a ticket and attach the error message to this ticket.

       

      Best Regards,

      Elke