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ESS Business Package with External Facing / Light Framework

Former Member
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Hi all,

We are using an external facing portal with light framework page and we now start with ESS/MSS Business Packages.

Unfortunately e.g. ESS szenarios aren't working in our framework. I found out, that "strange" urls are used and that the session is terminated with the dsm.Terminator


Strange url which is called within light framework:

Browser submitted values to

If I use ESS with the default desktop it works.

I found the following Note with restrictions for External Facing Portal and Light Framework Page:

Note 916545 - Central Note for External-Facing Portal (NW 7.0) =>

Here an extract:





Unsupported Content: SAP business packages and applications that use the EPCM's WorkProtect Mode feature may not work properly when using the light framework page. (e.g. Web Dynpro based applications of the portal administration UI or custom build applications.)


What does may not work properly mean? Does anyone know if there are some "features" that makes it possible to run ESS szenarios in an external facing portal?

Is it possible to activate the WorkProtected Mode and Session Termination in the framework having in mind that some performance gain for the light framework is gone?

How did you implement ESS?

Thanks and regards,


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Former Member
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Check out this weblog

Especially the limitations area, ESS BP consists of webdynpro code

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Try changing the work protect mode in portal and re-start the service.

System administration

If light framework is not supported use default desktop and add light masthead and light framework page with normal desktop inner iview.

Try re-placing the light framework page iviews with normal framework page iviews one by one.

May be the navigation will not work as same as light portal.

Thanks and Regards,


Former Member
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Hi Gopal,

I already tried to replace e.g. in the inner page the Light Content Area iview with the normal Content Area iView.

With this change at least the height of the Overview Page will be displayed correct.

I'm still facing other problems that the DSM Terminator is being called regardless of the EPCF level (0, 1, 2).

Changing the epcf level doen't change anything.

Do you know what's the technical difference between the Light Content Area iView and the normal one?