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About Siebel Web Server Extension (SWSE)
Siebel Web Server Extension (SWSE) enables communication between Siebel Web Clients and Siebel Servers. Siebel Business Applications are a family of Web-based applications that users access through a standard Web browser. Several components work together to deliver the applications to end users:
- Siebel Web Client. The Siebel application client running in the browser on the end user's machine.
- Web server. Client Web browsers connect to Web servers to access Siebel applications.
Supported Web servers and operating systems include Microsoft IIS (on Microsoft Windows), Sun Java System Web Server (on Sun Solaris), IBM HTTP Server (on AIX), and HP Apache Web Server (on HP-UX). Each Web server is covered in the Windows or UNIX version of this book, the Siebel Installation Guide for the operating system you are using, according to the Web server OS.
IBM HTTP Server and HP Apache Web Server are sometimes referred to as Apache-based Web servers and share some characteristics.
For details about Web server platform support, see System Requirements and Supported Platforms on Siebel SupportWeb.
- Siebel Web Server Extension (SWSE). A plug-in extension that runs within the Web server and that communicates with the Siebel Web Engine (which is part of an Application Object Manager component, such as Call Center Object Manager) on the Siebel Server.
- Siebel Web Engine. Part of the Application Object Manager component on the Siebel Server, such as Call Center Object Manager. Provides access to Siebel applications data and logic.
For information on supported hardware, operating system platforms, Web browsers, and Web servers, refer to System Requirements and Supported Platforms on Siebel SupportWeb.