Portal Development Kit for Microsoft. NET (PDK for .NET). is a set of tools that enable Microsoft Visual Studio .NET developers to build portal components for SAP NetWeaver Portal. Using PDK for .NET enables organizations with existing investments in Microsoft .NET technology to leverage their developers’ skills and take advantage of the SAP NetWeaver technology.
With the increasing use of distributed systems and the Internet for managing business data, the demands on security are also on the rise. When using a distributed system, you need to be sure that your data and processes support your business needs without allowing unauthorized access to critical information. User errors, negligence, or attempted manipulation on your system should not result in loss of information or processing time. These demands on security apply likewise to PDK for .NET.
To assist you in securing PDK for .NET, we provide this document.
The Security Guide includes the following main sections:
· Before You Start
This section contains information about why security is necessary, how to use this document and references to other Security Guides that build the foundation for this Security Guide.
· Technical System Landscape
This section provides an overview of the technical components and communication paths that are used by PDK for .NET.
This section provides an overview of the authorization concept that applies to PDK for .NET and explains how user authentication and authorization are accomplished when connecting to SAP NetWeaver Portal.
· Network and Communication Security
This section provides an overview of the communication paths used by PDK for .NET and the security mechanisms that apply. It also includes our recommendations for the network topology to restrict access at the network level.
· Trace and Log Files
This section provides an overview of the trace and log files that contain security-relevant information, for example, so you can reproduce activities if a security breach does occur.