Configuration of Usage Type Process Integration (PI)


The purpose of this configuration information is to describe the configuration steps required to set up SAP NetWeaver usage type PI within a system landscape that has already been installed using the corresponding Master Guide.


The configuration description for usage type PI covers the following configuration steps:

?      Template-based basic configuration

?      Optional additional configuration

?      Configuration of communication and security

?      Configuration of high availability

?      Configuration of business systems that contain an Integration Engine

?      Configuration of business system integration

?      Configuration of central monitoring

In addition, it provides an overview of the parameters contained in the exchange profile.

Intended Audience

The configuration information is intended to be used by both technology and application consultants.

Required Users and Roles

Before you can start to configure usage type PI, you have to assign yourself (and all those involved in the configuration process) the following roles on each host (SAP NetWeaver application server) that is involved:

?      SAP_XI_ADMINISTRATOR (mandatory)

?      SAP_XI_CONFIGURATOR (mandatory)

?      SAP_SLD_ADMINISTRATOR (mandatory for the SLD configuration)

?      SAP_SLD_CONFIGURATOR (mandatory for the SLD configuration)

For more information about SLD roles, see SAP System Landscape Directory.

For test purposes, it is recommended that you also assign the other roles that are available.

User menus for the roles are available in the easy access menu of the application server (AS) ABAP. All the role-specific user menus contain a reference (transaction SXMB_IFR) to the PI start page which runs in a Web browser. From this start page, you have access to the individual J2EE applications of PI, as well as to the online documentation.

For more information about users and roles, see User Management and User Roles.

The following service users are created during installation. Check whether they have been created correctly on each host involved.

Service Users and Assigned Roles

Service user


Assigned role


User for the Integration Repository



User for the Integration Directory



User for sender applications



User for the System Landscape Directory



User for the Runtime Workbench



User for the Integration Server



User for the Adapter Engine (communication between SLD, Integration Server, and Adapter Framework)


Passwords are specified for these users during installation. The names of the users as well as the password can be changed as required. Ensure, however, that they are always assigned the roles as listed above.

If you make changes to user names and passwords, you have to make them in transaction SU01 first and then again in the exchange profile. For more information, see SAP Note 721548.

For sender ABAP applications, name and password changes must also be made in the involved HTTP destinations.