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Vishy Ram 7Vishy Ram 7 

How can I embed a customer existing web based application with in salesforce as a tab.

Customer has built a u/I for their legacy application (AS400) and renders key sales/order reports to the reps in the field. All I am trying to do this get this as another tab with in their salesforce ORG. Nothing fancy, the data source, the current application what data it pulls all remains as is. I am not trying to replicate the functionality in salesforce (simply put). I know we can this with canvas app. If any of you have done it, kindly expand on it. thank you
 
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Vishy
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SarfarajSarfaraj
oops. I missed the link.

https://developer.salesforce.com/page/Build_your_First_Force.com_Canvas_App

Thanks Susan for highlighting.

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SarfarajSarfaraj
Hi Vishy,

Check out this guide. This demonstrates with a simple step by step method. Just ignore the part of creating canvas app on heroku. Rest of the items will be similer.

--Akram
Susan LinckSusan Linck
Integrating Your Web Application in Salesforce1 with Force.com Canvas
http://www.salesforce.com/us/developer/docs/salesforce1/salesforce1_guide.pdf
Not a tab,tutorial is for SF1, but you might find it helpful.  May be what akram intended to link to.
 
SarfarajSarfaraj
oops. I missed the link.

https://developer.salesforce.com/page/Build_your_First_Force.com_Canvas_App

Thanks Susan for highlighting.
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SarfarajSarfaraj
@Jayant, Yes this is one solution.

But using Canvas is recommended. As many advanced security features can be implemented using canvas.

--Akram
JayantJayant
You just need to create a VF page that will just have an iFrame inside it and make this VF page a tab.

<apex:iframe src="http://www.google.com" scrolling="true"/>

src attribute should have the URL for the landing page of legacy app.

To make a VF page available as a tab - 
Setup -> Create -> Tabs -> New (under VisualForce tabs)

That's all you need in my opinion.
SG- DevOrgSG- DevOrg
@Akram/Susan - Is there a way we can do the reverse...where we build an app on Salesforce.com (Canvas/Community/Partner Portal) and expose that through an established web portal where we are serving the needs by providing information on our products and services to our customers already?