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What Portal Roles should be given to developers?

I recommended this option ... can anybody find and faults with the recommendation below? What risk is there giving the super admin portal role to developers in a sandbox? I don't see any risk.


1) Install the Portal Development Kit (PDK) on the Sandbox portal and assign the Java Developer Role to developers.

- The PDK is a business package which adds 1 role to the portal: ( role).

- SAP recommends to "install the Portal Development Kit (PDK) only* in a development or sandbox system." this case we install the PDK only on Sandbox.

- SAP built the PDK to provide valuable tools that help facilitate custom Java Development inside the portal.

- PDK provides detailed information and tools for API's necessary for java portal development.

2) Grant the following 2 portal roles to developers in Sandbox. The following 2 portal roles are required for users of the PDK as documented by SAP on page 7 in the following document: PortalDevelopmentKit - Installation.pdf :

- super_admin_role (*only in Sandbox)

- ContentManger role

This means that the tools inside the PDK (iviews in the Java Developer Role) will not work correctly without these 2 roles: super_admin_role & ContentManager. My guess is that SAP designed it this way because they knew there was no real risk in giving these 2 roles to developers in a Sandbox environment.

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