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About Siebel Web Server Extension (SWSE)
Siebel Web Server Extension (SWSE) enables communication between Siebel Web Clients and Siebel Servers. The 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)
- IBM HTTP Server (on AIX and supported Linux platforms)
- HP Apache Web Server (on HP-UX)
- Oracle HTTP Server (on supported Linux platforms)
- Oracle iPlanet Web Server (on Oracle Solaris)
NOTE: For details about Web server platform support, see Siebel System Requirements and Supported Platforms on Oracle Technology Network. It is critical that you use the exact supported version of the Web server. If you are using Oracle HTTP Server, see also 475370.1 (Article ID) on My Oracle Support. This document was previously published as Siebel Alert 1317.
Depending on the operating system of the Web server machine, specific Web servers are discussed in this chapter in either the Windows version or the UNIX version of this guide—the Siebel Installation Guide for the operating system you are using.
- 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. This chapter describes installing and configuring the SWSE on the Web server machine.
- Siebel Web Engine (Application Object Manager/Siebel Server). The Siebel Web Engine is part of the Application Object Manager (AOM) component on the Siebel Server, such as Call Center Object Manager. The AOM provides access to Siebel applications data and logic.
For information on supported hardware, operating system platforms, Web servers, and Web browsers, refer to Siebel System Requirements and Supported Platforms on Oracle Technology Network.