Security of the SAP NetWeaver Development Infrastructure

The SAP NetWeaver Development Infrastructure (NWDI) provides developers and administrators with all services for the entire lifecycle of Java-based software. The infrastructure includes a range of services, provided mostly by the following components:

·        Design Time Repository (DTR)

·        Component Build Service (CBS)

·        Change Management Service (CMS)

The NWDI is connected with the following systems and tools:

·        Software Landscape Directory (SLD) / Name Server

·        Software Deployment Manager (SDM)

The developer accesses them using the SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio.

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The figure above shows how the components of the NWDI interact.

This section handles the following security-relevant topics of the NWDI:

·        Authentication and Authorization

·        Secure Communications

·        Deployment with the SDM

Technically, the Name Server is based on the same component as the SAP System Landscape Directory (SLD). For security-relevant information, see the security guide for the SLD.