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How does an SCN Guest User get a SAP NetWeaver Cloud Developer Account?


I want to offer this easy-to-use (i.e. step-by-step, screenshot based, clear guidance for beginners) description how an SCN Guest User gets a SAP NW Cloud Developer Account:

Why? I think that the description is not that straight forward and especially for newbies it is easier to follow step-by-step screenshots.


The SCN Guest User (here: Max Mustermann) needs an e-mail address (here:

To get your NW Cloud Developer Account you…

  1. Part: Register at SCN (SAP Community Network) to get an SCN account (i.e. SCN user/password).
  2. Part: With this SCN account, you can apply for an NW Cloud Developer Account.

For this execute the two below sections “I. Part: Register at SCN…” and “II. Part: Apply for the NW Developer Account…”

I. Part: Register at SCN to get your SCN Account

  1. Open
  2. Choose Register link to open a registration form.  /wp-content/uploads/2012/09/2_186201.png
  3. On the registration form enter the corresponding fields an read and accept the Privacy Statement and the Term and Conditions of SAP Community Network as shown in the screenshot.
  4. Choose the Continue.
  5. A registration confirmation message appears. SCN registration will send you immediately an e-mail which you have to open to complete the registration
  6. Open the SCN registration mail which was sent to your e-mail account /wp-content/uploads/2012/09/4_186205.png
  7. Choose the Click here to activate your account button and an Account Successfully Activated message will appear./wp-content/uploads/2012/09/5_186206.png
  8. Choose then the Continue button. Before you are logged on with your newly created SCN User you might see the following form/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/6_186207.png
  9. Confirm the unique usename (here max.mustermann6) and choose Log in                                                          
  10. Then you are successfully logged in to SCN with your newly created SCN User (here Max Mustermann)                                                                                         /wp-content/uploads/2012/09/7_186208.png

II. Part: Apply for the NW Cloud Developer Account with your SCN Account

  1. Open in a Web Browser the URL to open the SAP NetWeaver Cloud Developer Edition Terms of Use License. This License you have to accept get your NW Cloud Developer Account.
  2. If SCN Log On page comes up then log on with you SCN user (e-mail and password) /wp-content/uploads/2012/09/8_186209.png
  3. After clicking the orange right arrow icon you are logged in and the License Agreement is displayed.


  1. Read the License and if you agree then choose I Have Read And Agree.
  2. For completing the license agreement you need to specify additional address data (ZIP Code, City and Street)./wp-content/uploads/2012/09/91_186211.png
  3. Choose Submit. After a short time a SAP NetWeaver Cloud Home Web page will be displayed with the message that you accepted the Developer Software License Agreement and that you now can create your SAP Netweaver Cloud developer account./wp-content/uploads/2012/09/92_186212.png
  4. Choose SAP HANA Database as database type for your new developer account and choose Create Account.                                                                                                             /wp-content/uploads/2012/09/93_186213.png
  5. Confirm the successfully created Developer Account message with OK to open your Developer Account Page
  6. Then you will see your still empty Developer Account Page which means no applications are so far in your Developer Account. No wonder, you‘ve just created it./wp-content/uploads/2012/09/94_186214.png

Congratulations, with these steps you have finished your SAP NetWeaver Cloud Developer Account creation.

(Note, the screen series above has been updated on 18th Feb. 2013)

And what comes next?

You can continue now to install the NW Cloud Tools and then create your first HelloWorld application and publish and run it on your newly created Cloud Trial Account:

For NW Cloud Tools Installation follow this link:

For creating your first NW Cloud HelloWorld Application follow this link:

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      Author's profile photo Matthias Steiner
      Matthias Steiner

      Hi Max,

      thanks for this write-up... did you see the video I recorded that explains this:



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      Former Member

      Hi Matthias,

      The video is Great!

      It leads a cloud beginner in the best way to get a first HelloWorld up and running in SAP NW Cloud, including the steps for registering as SCN User and creating a Cloud Trial Account (what I described above).

      Thanks, perfectly done!

      Author's profile photo Marco Voelz
      Marco Voelz

      Thanks for the comprehensive write-up!

      However, I'm not quite sure why you include the steps 4.-8. in this setup just to ignore the "outcome" of step 8. (the redirect to the tools page). Couldn't you first do everything _ecxcept_ these 4 steps (which will get you your developer account) and _then_ download the tools necessary for development? Seems like a clearer flow to me. Or did I miss something here?

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      Thanks Marco, for your hint that the (former) steps 4.-8. of section "Part II: Apply for your Developer Account..." might not be necessary.

      And also thanks to Sven to confirm that this is true.

      I confirmed it as well and removed the corresponding unnecessary steps of my description, so that my blog now describes exactly what is necessary to create a developer account.

      More details (see also my next reply):

      Why did I describe these unnecessary steps as part of the developer account creation?

      From the original document it looks as if you need three things to get your developer account:

      1. SCN account (Prerequisite of DOC-28197)
      2. Accept the End-user License Agreement for Development Kit (step 1. of DOC-28197)
      3. Accept the End User License Agreement for the Developer License (step 2. of DOC-28197)

      So for me it was not clear, that step 1. of DOC-28197 is not a prerequisite for the Developer Account creation, the step 2. in DOC-28197!

      (Especially as in step 3. of DOC-28197 it says "Download and set up the SDK and tools", which was already described for the users, because when they accept the license of step 1. of DOC-28197 they are provided with a description of how to download SDK and tools via the "Tools web page". And my interpretation of this redundancy was, you only need the Development Kit licence as prerequisite for the Developer Account, so ignoring the Tools web page instructions was my way to deal with it.)

      I suggest changing DOC-28197 to have a description without this redundancy:

      Simply remove the current step 1. of DOC-28197 completely (reason: accepting this license is already part of step 3 of DOC-28197 and not a prerequisite for step 2. of DOC-28197)

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      Just to understand my details above:

      In the meanwhile the description of has been changed, but not as I suggested above, but:

      Original step 1 ("Accept the End User License Agreement for the Development Kit") and has been moved after the original step 2 ("Accept the End User License Agreement for the Developer License").

      This is really better than before.

      Anyhow current step 2 of DOC-28197 is also one step of current step 3. Probably this is to emphasize the importance of the license agreement for the ability to download later the tools and SDK download. Anyhow it is redundant.

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      Former Member

      Yes, thanks for this helpful documentation.

      Last comment from Marco is correct:

      I just created my developer account without using steps 4-8 and it worked..