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About the Siebel Web Server Extension
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 Business Applications client that runs in the browser on the end user's computer and connects to the Web server. Particular Siebel applications might be deployed using Siebel Open UI, high interactivity, or standard interactivity.
For information about other Siebel clients, see the applicable documentation. For example, for information about the Siebel Mobile applications, see Siebel Mobile Guide: Connected and Siebel Mobile Guide: Disconnected.
- Web server. Client Web browsers connect to Web servers to access Siebel Business Applications. Supported Web servers and operating systems include:
- Microsoft IIS (on Microsoft Windows)
- IBM HTTP Server (on AIX and supported Linux operating systems)
- HP Apache Web Server (on HP-UX)
- Oracle HTTP Server (on supported Linux operating systems)
- Oracle iPlanet Web Server (on Oracle Solaris)
NOTE: For more information about Web servers, see Installing the Web Server. For Web server platform support, see the Certifications tab on My Oracle Support. You must use a supported version of the Web server. If you are using Oracle HTTP Server, then 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 computer, specific Web servers are discussed in either the Windows version or the UNIX version of this guide (the Siebel Installation Guide for the operating system you are using).
For Web server and operating system tuning information, see Siebel Performance Tuning Guide.
NOTE: IBM HTTP Server, HP Apache Web Server, and Oracle HTTP Server are sometimes referred to in this document as Apache-based Web servers, because they share many characteristics, such as the use of the httpd.conf configuration file.
- Siebel Web Server Extension (SWSE). A plug-in extension, installed on the Web server computer, 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.
For SWSE installation instructions, see Installing the Siebel Web Server Extension. For SWSE configuration instructions, see Process of Configuring the Siebel Web Server Extension.
- Siebel Web Engine (part of Application Object Manager on Siebel Server). The Siebel Web Engine is part of the Application Object Manager component on the Siebel Server, such as Call Center Object Manager. The Application Object Manager provides access to Siebel Business Applications data and logic.
For information about the hardware, operating systems, Web servers, and Web browsers supported for Siebel Business Applications, see the Certifications tab on My Oracle Support.