This document summarizes the security aspects relevant to business-to-business (B2B) processes. Since all these aspects are described in more detail in the SAP NetWeaver Process Integration Security Guide, links to this guide are included when appropriate.
? Technical consultants
? System administrators
SAP NetWeaver usage type Process Integration (PI) can be used for two main purposes:
? Intra-enterprise application integration (EAI) where company-internal heterogeneous applications communicate using PI. This is also known as A2A (application-to-application) communication.
? Inter-enterprise integration where companies exchange XML messages. This is also known as B2B (business-to-business) communication.
The scenario Enabling Business-to-Business Processes covers the B2B communication and distinguishes two variants of B2B processes: