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SAP NetWeaver - Secure Store & Forward and Digital Signatures (BC-SSF)

Secure Store & Forward (SSF) provides functions that SAP NetWeaver applications can implement in order to protect sensitive data. This is particularly useful if data is transferred across insecure networks or is stored on external media. Digital signatures and encryption ensure the integrity of the data, the authenticity of the sender, nonrepudiation, and confidentiality.

SSF mechanisms use an external security system to protect SAP data. The external system is linked using a SAP NetWeaver interface defined by SAP in the SSF Application Programming Interface (API).

For more information, see:


Getting Started

The SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) highly recommends that ISVs and partners, who are interested in certifying an integration of their product with SAP solutions, begin with our page Getting Started with Integration and Certification that explains the SAP ICC services and describes the process how to obtain them. This page helps you select the correct integration scenario and contains technical information, streaming media presentations, step-by-step guides, and much more.

News & Highlights
SAP partners and independent software vendors (ISVs) integrating third-party applications with SAP Security solutions are cordially invited to our "SAP Security and Identity Management certification" webinar recording

Technical Documentation

SAP NetWeaver AS 7.1
There were no changes to BC-SSF in this release

SAP R/3 4.5
BC-SSF was introduced as a certifiable interface in this release. For more information, see:

Test System Recommendation from ICC

SAP RAC Service:
The quickest way to gain access to an SAP system suitable for integration testing is via the SAP Remote Access and Connectivity Service (SAP RAC), which provides access to shared and exclusive-use hosted test systems.

Description about available test system options:
Read SAP ICC consultant Martin Vierling's blog about Integrating to SAP Solutions - Test System Opportunities for independent Software Vendors, where you can find the options of hosted SAP Test Systems and recommendations, if the hosted test system option is suitable for your certification.

Price List

10,000 Euro Per Certification (Euro currency applicable to all countries).
To understand all services and benefits included in this fee, please refer to the
Getting Started Page.


Benefits of Certification

Customers using SAP-certified solutions in their SAP environment, as well as the ISVs and partners offering these, experience great benefits such as shorter implementation times, technical enablement, and marketing assets that certification provides.

Please visit the
Certification Benefits overview page for more information.

  • After successful certification testing the ISV solution can be advertised with the following logo:   

Important Links:
This is the central homepage for SAP NetWeaver capabilities on SDN.
This is the Security and Identity Management capability topic for SAP NetWeaver


SAP Training and Help:

Please refer to
SAP Education

ICC Webinar: You are invited to join our introductory webinars - hosted by the SAP Integration and Certification Center in regular intervals. For a schedule and recordings got to the page "SAP Integration and Certification Webinar Series".

Apply for ICC Services right away - please fill in the SAP ICC online application form.

SAP Application Development partner directory: The certified solution is listed in our SAP Application Development partner directory.

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