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Update: SMP 3 was released. HANA Cloud Platform mobile services (HCPms, cloud version of SMP) supports all Kapsel Plugins. HCPms replaced SMP on Cloud.

SAP Kapsel is a set of plugins for Apache Cordova (open source) that provides a subset of the capabilities provided by Hybrid web container, and it is replacing the HWC in SMP 3. ie SMP 3 will not have HWC apps, we have to use these plugins during the development of hybrid apps.


Since Kapsel is a part of SMP 3, and SMP 3 is not yet released I was looking for a way to test the Kapsel plugins and found it working with SMP on HANA cloud. But I am not sure whether all kapsel plugins are officially supported by SMP on Cloud since the cloud version has difference with on premise. If you are interested to try Kapsel Logon plugin in an Android device you can follow these steps.

Sign up for a free trial of SMP, cloud version: SAP HANA Cloud Platform

Register for NWGW trial,

Download and install SMP 3 SDK (tested with SMP 3 SP01) from SAP Service Market Place

Install Cordova in your system (version 3.1.0-0.2.0), Apache Cordova

Create a cordova project

Create a new folder to keep the Kapsel projects.

Use the command cordova -d create C:\Kapsel_Projects\LogonDemo com.opensap.myfirst to create a new project.

Add the android platform to the project using the below command

cordova -d platform add android

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Add Kapsel plugins to the application

Make sure you are inside the project path and use the below command to add the Kapsel Logon plugin to your project.

cordova -d plugin add C:\SAP\MobileSDK3\KapselSDK\plugins\logon

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Replace www\index.html with the contents of index.html – Google Drive. (Note: This code sample is taken from Getting Started with Kapsel – Part 2 — Logon)

Prepare the project using the command cordova -d prepare

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Create application in SMP Cloud

Odata end point URL used,

Application properties:

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Install Certificate in device for HTTPS

To make a HTTPS connection to SMP server a certificate needs to be installed in the device. Export the certificate from SAP on Cloud>paste it to device storage>install. More information on installing a certificate in Android device, Add SSL Certificate to Android

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Run the app !!

Finally, import the cordova project created to Eclipse IDE and run the app in an Android device.


Find registered user in SMP cloud cockpit.

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Happy Hacking!!

Midhun VP


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    1. Former Member

      Hello Daniel,

      Would this be the same for native apps as well developed using SMP 2.3 / 3.0 SDK  with OData feed from backend ? I assume our existing SMP 2.3 SDK developed native apps would be able to work with SMP cloud version with some minor changes. Any guides to try that out like the one you created for Kapsel.



    1. Daniel Van Leeuwen

      I would suggest checking to see which plugins have been installed into your project.

      In a command prompt change to the directory of your project (LogonDemo) and run

      cordova plugins

      This should list the plugin

      If it is not shown, try adding the plugin again

      cordova -d plugin add C:\SAP\MobileSDK3\KapselSDK\plugins\logon

      and make sure there are no errors shown.

      Another option would be to try use the Web Inspector to debug your page.

      Getting Started with Kapsel – Appendix B — Debugging

  1. Anilkumar Vippagunta


    We are getting below error. Pleast suggest ?

    I see the below plugins registered.

    C:\SMP\Kapsel_Project\Project>cordova plugin list 3.4.0 “CoreLibs” 3.4.0 “Logger” 3.4.0 “Logon”

    org.apache.cordova.console 0.2.9 “Console”

    org.apache.cordova.device 0.2.10 “Device”

    org.apache.cordova.inappbrowser 0.5.0 “InAppBrowser”


    Regards, Anil

  2. Former Member

    Hi Midhun,

    I have exactly followed the steps which is mentioned in your blog, but a difference is i have a SMP server running in my desktop. and i tried to connect with my mobile application both are in same network. I am getting lot of CORS error. Can you please help me on this.



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