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Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 Administrator's Companion by The Microsoft SharePoint Community Experts, Bill English

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Managing Data Connections

The BDC allows you to connect your data sources to all Web applications without writing any code. To manage the BDC data connections, you need to perform the following administrator tasks:

  • Deploy the metadata package.

  • Set access permissions, auditing, and authentication settings. (Security was detailed in the previous section.)

  • Configure Single Sign-On if required.

  • Deploy custom business data solutions if any have been created.

To complete the first two administrator tasks, you will use the Shared Services Administration Web page, shown in Figure 12-4, to view, add, modify, and delete application definitions, as well as to configure permissions and edit the profile page template.

Figure 12-4. Shared Services Administration ...

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