SAP Business Connector Adapter

The SAP Business Connector adapter translates between XI messages and HTTP calls of an SAP Business Connector that contain RFC calls in an XML format. The HTTP connections between the Adapter Engine and an SAP Business Connector should be secured by SSL. On the inbound side, basic authentication and client certificates are possible.

The following table summarizes the security-relevant aspects of the SAP Business Connector adapter:


SAP Business Connector Adapter

Underlying protocol


Inbound and outbound connections should be secured by SSL.

Inbound configuration

Configuration in sender channel of type BC in the Integration Directory.

Messaging user is authenticated by basic authentication or SSL client certificate.

Messaging user must have role SAP_XI_APPL_SERV_USER on Integration Server.

Outbound configuration

Connection and user must be defined by a receiver channel of type BC in the Integration Directory.

User authentication and anonymous logon are possible. If authenticated, user must have appropriate authorizations in the receiver system.

For a detailed description of how to configure SSL for the Adapter Engine, see HTTP and SSL.