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Course guide “Introduction to SAP HANA Cloud Platform (repeat)” – week 4


ENROLL TO THE COURSE HERE (in case you haven’t, yet): Course: Introduction to SAP HANA Cloud Platform (repeat)

You can find a list of the course guides for each week of this course in the corresponding parent project of this blog post.

Course Guide Week 4 – User Authentication and Security

Hi everyone,

in this week you’ll get an introduction into user authentication and security in the SAP HANA Cloud Platform.

We’ll learn how the platform helps you with the delegation of authentication and how to secure your applications on the platform.

At the end of this week you’ll know how to accomplish this task efficiently and how to tackle even more sophisticated challenges around testing the security mechanisms of your application.

Find below some additional information related to this week of our course. There is also an overview document about all the blog posts I wrote during this course.

Table of Contents

Unit 1 – Security Development

Unit 2 – Local Security Testing

Unit 3 – Security Testing In The Cloud

Unit 4 – Security Configuration In The Cloud

Unit 5 – Security Troubleshooting

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Rui,

      thanks for a great course so far. In Unit 3 of Week 4 I am having an issue when trying to configure the trust relationship between HCP and my local installation.

      When accessing http://<idp_host>:<idp_port>/saml2/localidp/metadata I do not get a xml file, but an ClassNotFoundException of the

      Now it seems as this is because I have no 1.6 jdk(which I can't find for download anymore), but even selecting the 1.7 jre as a buildtime does not get the local server running with 1.7 instead of 1.8.

      I was eventually able to solve the issue by changing the Eclipse Run Profil Configuration to use a different JRE (1.7).


      Author's profile photo Martin Raepple
      Martin Raepple

      Hi Dennis,

      have you tried out changing the JRE/JDK which is set on your PATH & JAVA_HOME env variables?

      Best regards


      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Martin, as edited above, I was eventually able to solve it by changing the Eclipse Run Profil Configuration to use the other jre.

      Changing the java_home and path variable was no option for me, as I would have corrupted other projects.

      Thanks for replying