Assigning Mobile Components to Roles

Prerequisites

A MiniApp with the same technical name as the mobile component and the type Offline Application was created. The identical names link the mobile component with the MiniApp. The MiniApp is a tool for assigning the mobile component to a role.

For more information about MiniApps, see the Help Portal.

Procedure

You can manage your roles either in the back end or on the SAP NetWeaver AS. If the majority of the functions of the mobile component that you want to assign to a role are running in the back end, we recommend that you manage the roles in the back end. If the majority of the functions are running on the mobile device, it makes sense to manage the roles on the SAP NetWeaver AS.

If you want to assign an installation sequence to a specific role, you must also assign all components of the installation sequence to the role. For example, if your installation sequence contains three components, the role should also contain these three components and the installation sequence.

When Using a Back End with Releases 6.10 to 6.40 / Role Administration on the SAP NetWeaver AS:

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       1.      Start transaction PFCG.

       2.      Enter the technical name of the role in field Role and choose .

       3.      Choose the MiniApps tab page and, under MiniApp, enter the technical name of the MiniApp that is identical with the technical name of the mobile component or installation sequence you want to assign to the role.

       4.      Choose .

When Using a Back End with Release 4.6B or 4.6C:

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       1.      Start transaction PFCG.

       2.      Enter the activity group (Release 4.6B) or role (Release 4.6C) you want to change.

       3.      Choose .

       4.      Choose Goto ® MiniApps.

       5.      Select New Entries and enter the following data:

Field

Description

Title

Any text

Height in Pixel

Any number

URL

Enter the following URL: http://localhost:4444/scripts/wgate/<application>/!

<Application>: Technical name of the application or installation sequence

       6.      Choose .

       7.      Proceed as described in SAP Note 521595.

When Using a Back End with Release 4.5B:

In Release 4.5B you cannot assign a mobile component or installation sequence to a role because the concept of MiniApps does not exist in this release.

As a workaround, you can create a role on the SAP NetWeaver AS and assign mobile components or installation sequences to this role (see section “When Using a Back End with Release 6.10 to 6.40 / Role Administration on the SAP NetWeaver AS“).