A Step-by-Step Guide to Activating NWBC in SAP

How To Activate Nwbc In Sap

This article provides a step-by-step guide on how to activate NWBC (NetWeaver Business Client) in SAP. NWBC is a user interface framework that allows users to access various SAP applications and services from a single platform. By activating NWBC, users can enhance their productivity and streamline their workflow by accessing multiple SAP systems through a unified interface. Follow the instructions below to successfully activate NWBC in your SAP environment.

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When users access an AS ABAP system, they are typically presented with all the roles assigned to their user name by default. This is the expected behavior when logging on to NWBC. However, there are instances where a user may prefer that NWBC only displays a specific set of roles in a mini-application format. These roles would be tailored to their particular task and have been thoroughly tested and documented together. For instance, in the development of a solution management process, all roles can be marked with an indicator indicating that they belong to a specific cockpit.

From a security perspective, cockpits play a crucial role in accessing active applications within AS ABAP. They serve as central points of entry for these applications.

In summary, a cockpit can be seen as a logical application that filters all roles assigned to the user so that only the roles that belong to the application remain.

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The Menu tab page offers various extra features for a particular role. There are also specific attributes that can be assigned to a role solely for NWBC purposes. However, these attributes are only necessary in certain situations when using NWBC. For instance, you have the option to assign a role to a specific cockpit.

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The figure below shows the additional attributes available in the Menu Options and is followed by an explanation:

In SAP, it is possible to indicate that a role should not be displayed in the menu on either the SAP Easy Access screen or in NWBC.

Choose the option “Hide Menu from SAP Easy Access” to remove this role from the menu displayed on the SAP Easy Access screen. Alternatively, select “Hide Menu from NWBC” to filter out and make this specific role invisible in NWBC.

The attribute is specifically used in conjunction with cockpits. When NWBC is accessed in the default mode, all roles become visible. However, when NWBC is accessed through a cockpit, only the roles associated with that particular cockpit are made visible. This allows for the creation of small mini-scenarios, providing users with a customized view of the system.

It is conceivable that the roles associated with a cockpit are intended solely for that particular scenario and should not be accessible in general. However, even if a role is designated as belonging to a specific cockpit, it remains visible when NWBC is accessed without applying a cockpit filter.

You have the option to select from various cockpit filter settings.

When accessing NWBC through a cockpit, only the roles that are associated with that specific cockpit will be displayed. These roles are marked with the “cockpit” attribute, which indicates their explicit connection to the cockpit. It is possible for a role to belong to multiple cockpits if needed.

By selecting the “Cockpit Exclusive” checkbox, it signifies that a role should only be visible within the designated cockpit and not when accessing NWBC without any filters. This means that the role can only be utilized within its assigned cockpits and not in general circumstances.

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To determine the arrangement of roles within the NWBC shell, utilize the subsequent functions.

Sort Index is a feature in SAP that allows for the arrangement of roles in a specific order. These numbers assigned to each role do not have to be consecutive but it is recommended to use larger increments, such as 100, to establish a relative sort index between roles. On the other hand, selecting the Home Role checkbox indicates that the role should be placed at the top position on the shell interface. This is equivalent to assigning a Sort Index value of 1.

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To access and utilize NWBC in SAP, it is essential to have an NWBC shortcut on your desktop. After the system administrator has successfully installed NWBC on your computer, you can customize your settings and begin carrying out your daily tasks. Additionally, it is important to change your password when logging in for the first time and periodically thereafter.

– Ensure you have an NWBC shortcut on your desktop.

– Have the system administrator install NWBC on your machine.

– Customize settings according to personal preferences.

– Start performing daily tasks using NWBC.

– Change password during initial login and at regular intervals.

Installing NWBC Client in SAP

To activate NWBC in SAP, follow these steps:

1. Close all open front-end applications.

2. Open the setup file by double-clicking it in the SAP GUI installation catalog.

3. Select the option for SAP NetWeaver Business Client and click Next.

4. The installation process will now start.

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5. To complete the installation, click Finish.

The meaning of the NWBC program in SAP

SAP NetWeaver Business Client (NWBC) is a new SAP user interface (UI), presenting end users with a seamless integration of classic SAP GUI-based transactions and newly developed applications based on Web Dynpro ABAP.

The function of NWBC in SAP

SAP Process Control provides a specific NWBC role that grants users the necessary authorization to launch NWBC and access its menu items. To enable this functionality, you must duplicate this role into your own namespace and assign it to all relevant users who require access to NWBC.

By assigning the NWBC role, users are granted the necessary authorizations to initiate NWBC and utilize its features effectively. This ensures that individuals who need to use NWBC have the appropriate permissions in place.

To activate NWBC in SAP, it is crucial to follow these steps diligently. Firstly, identify the specific NWBC role provided by SAP Process Control for launching and accessing menu items within NWBC. Once identified, make a copy of this role into your own namespace.

After duplicating the role, proceed with assigning it to all users who require access to NWBC. By doing so, you ensure that authorized individuals can successfully launch and navigate through various functionalities offered by NWBC.