Login via the E-Supplier portal uses a separate login form, the www_sup_entry.fmx. To gain access to this login screen, the following actions are needed.
The following code shows the definition of an E-Supplier environment in formsweb.cfg of the application server:
# Forms applet archive setting for other clients (Sun Java Plugin, Appletviewer, etc)
# Other Forms runtime arguments: grouped together as one parameter.
# These settings support running and debugging a form from the Builder:
otherparams= obr=%obr% record=%record% tracegroup=%tracegroup% log=%log% term=%term% ssoProxyConnect=%ssoProxyConnect%
pageTitle=SMAT 7.1.x Supplier Entry with 11g
The Smart Materials users RMTE_COMP and RMTE_SPLR are needed for the login via E-Supplier. RMTE_COMP is used for the company registration, and RMTE_SPLR is used for the other options. If these users are not available, they must be created and provided with the appropriate role to allow access to the needed forms.
The following graphic shows the creation of user RMTE_COMP and RMTE_SPLR, using A.60.01.01:
The following graphic shows the definition of roles to provide access to the forms needed for E-Supplier, using A.30.03. For the company registration, this role must include P.20.02 Login Requests and P.20.03 Questionnaire.
For the other options (Bids for Inquiries, Subcontractor Workload, and Reference Documents), this role must include SM.20.01 Subcontractor Workload, SM.20.11 Subcontractor Admin, SM.40.02 Change Order Requests, P.30.27 Bidder Quotation, and P.50.07 Maintain Agreements.
The following graphic shows the creation of user securities for RMTE_COMP and RMTE_SPLR with assignment of the appropriate role, using A.20.06.01/.02. For RMTE_COMP, creating one record for the product group with any discipline is sufficient.
For SMTP_SPLR, a record must be created for each project that the suppliers/subcontractors should have access to.
Suppliers and subcontractors must be provided with the link to E-Supplier, for example:
The following optional settings are available to change the appearance of the E-Supplier login screen and to assign a customized help file to the Help button of the E-Supplier login screen.
Specify a logo for the E-Supplier screen (optional)
On the application server in the fmx folder, save the logo with the file name ESUPPLOGIN.JPG to replace the existing file. This graphic appears on the starting E-Supplier screen, instead of the white area.
Specify Help for the E-Supplier screen (optional)
Clicking the Help button on the E-Supplier login screen opens the Smart Materials Help. You can assign your own help file or document with instructions how to use E-Supplier.
The URL for the E-Supplier login help must be assigned to DBA setting COMP_LOGIN_HELP on the General Database Settings tab on A.60.04.