Install a server certificate in SAP NetWeaver ABAP – 1 Pre-requisites

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Download SAP Cryptographic Library

Download library from SMP. Go to

Steps to download SAP Cryptographic Library
Select: Installations & Upgrades
Select: Browser our download catalog
Select: SAP Cryptographic Software
Select: Select right OS. In my case, Linux x86 64 bit
Download the latest version

Install SAP Cryptographic Library on the AS ABAP

After downloading the SAP Cryptographic Library it is time to install it on the NW ABAP system. By default, there should already be a version installed. As SAP is constantly releasing a new version, it makes sense to install a newer version and not to use the one delivered with NW ABAP. Copy the downloaded SAR file to your server und “unsar” it. The content of the SAR file will look like:

Copy the files to the executable directory of you instance. In my case, the SID of my ABAP system is GWD. Therefore, the path is /usr/sap/GWD/SYS/exe/run

Command: cp * -Rv /usr/sap/GWD/SYS/exe/run


With this, the latest version is installed on SAP NetWeaver ABAP system.

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Tobias Hofmann

Doing stuff with SAP since 1998. Open, web, UX, cloud. I am not a Basis guy, but very knowledgeable about Basis stuff, as it's the foundation of everything I do (DevOps). Performance is king, and unit tests is something I actually do. Developing HTML5 apps when HTML5 wasn't around. HCP/SCP user since 2012, NetWeaver since 2002, ABAP since 1998.


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