UPDATE:

We have now fully automated the onboarding process – sorry that it took so long.

The right way to onboard is as follows:

Prerequisite: You are already subscribed to HANA Cloud Platform trial .

  • Open your browser and navigate to https://hanatrial.ondemand.com/cockpit
  • Click on “Services” in the Content pane on the left.
  • You see a list of Services. Look out for SAP HANA Cloud Platform Mobile Services and click on “Enable”.

DONE.

Thank you for your patience.

Have Fun,

Martin

Just for historic reasons, I leave it here.

Hi there,

we have finally made the SAP HANA Cloud Platform mobile services trial available for all hanatrial accounts. Activating the mobile services trial is unfortunately not as easy as just to click on “enable”. The following describes how to fully enable the mobile services trial.

Prerequisite: You are already subscribed to HANA Cloud Platform trial .

  • Open your browser and navigate to https://hanatrial.ondemand.com/cockpit
  • Click on “Services” in the Content pane on the left.
  • You see a list of Services. Look out for SAP HANA Cloud Platform Mobile Services and click on “Enable”.
  • After a couple of seconds it should look like this:

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  • Now we need to subscribe the mobile services Admin Cockpit application to your trial account
    • Click on “Subscriptions” in the Content pane
    • Click “New Subscriptions”
    • Select Provider Account “sapmobile” and Application Name “hcpmsadmin”
    • Confirm by clicking “Create”
    • The screen should now look like this:

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    • important is the first row
  • Now click on the link “hcpmsadmin” and select “Roles” in the Content pane
  • Click “New Role”
  • Type in the role name “HanaMobileAdmin” and confirm the dialog.
  • Click on “Assign…” in the lower part of the screen and assign your user to the freshly created role by providing your SCN ID in the dialog. Make sure the HanaMobileAdmin role is selected in the role list. If all is done correctly it should look like this:

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  • In order to allow communication between the Admin Cockpit and the mobile services core you need to setup two destinations manually.
    • Navigate back to the start screen by clicking on your account name in the upper left corner (the link is labeled S00XXXXXXtrial).
    • Select “Destinations” in the Content pane
    • Create the following two destinations
Option Description
Name HMAdminJaxrs
Type HTTP
URL https://hcpms-<scn-user-name>trial.hanatrial.ondemand.com/Admin/
Proxy Type Internet
Cloud Connector Version 2
Authentication AppToAppSSO
Option Description
Name HMAdminHandlers
Type HTTP
URL https://hcpms-<scn-user-name>trial.hanatrial.ondemand.com/Admin/AdminData
Proxy Type Internet
Cloud Connector Version 2
Authentication AppToAppSSO
  • It should look like this now:

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  • The last thing we have to do is to assign another Administrator role to the service.
    • Click on “Services” in the Content pane
    • In the row of HANA Cloud Platform mobile services, click on the right icon showing a little person. The tooltips says “Configure roles”.
    • Now select the role “Administrator” row in the list of roles.
    • Click “Assign…” in the lower part of the screen. Provide your S-User ID in the dialog and confirm by clicking “Assign”.
    • it should look like this:

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  • Now navigate back to the “Services” view using the Content pane and click “Go to Service”. You should be redirected to the HANA Cloud Platform mobile services Admin Cockpit.

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You can now start playing around with SAP HANA Cloud Platform mobile services.

In order to connect your mobile Application you want to point it to:

https://hcpms-<scn-user-name>trial.hanatrial.ondemand.com/<APPID>

once you have a valid app configuration.

In another blog I will explain how to configure your first Application. Stay tuned.

Have Fun,

Martin

The Blue Screen of Mobile

Some of you may have experienced that after opening up the Mobile Service Cockpit a blue screen appears:

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It’s neither as disturbing nor it is as cryptic as the Windows blue screen. It welcomes you with a warm, ambient light blue that …

No seriously, it means that something did happen during the authentication. (It typically happens when SAP employees try to access the system, because their browsers defaults to use a certification based authentication).

So in general, if you open up the Mobile Services Cockpit the first time you’ll be prompted to provide your SCN login credentials. It looks like this:

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Mobile Services expects your SCN Username (typically S-/D-/I-/C- Users) and your password here. If you don’t know your SCN password, please reset it (by deactivating and activating it in your profile settings: https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/changepassword. Now you can clear you browser cache and try again (I usually use an incognito tab instead).

Update: If you want to get rid of the credential popup, you can choose “Trust” in your HCP Cockpit, then click the “Edit” button. Now you can select “Enable” for the “Principal Propagation” property. Confirm your selection by clicking “Save”. Reload the page and you should now be able to access the HCPms cockpit without getting prompted for credentials.

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That should solve the issue in most of the cases.

-Martin

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  1. Suresh Kumar Kalimahanthi

    Hi Martin,

    Excellent Notes- Thanks for the sharing

    I have did the same process which you did got two issues

    1) My Configuration showing as Inactive – How to make it Active

    2) I am getting USer and PWd authentication- How to skip or Add new user ids

    Thanks in Advance

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  2. Raja B

    Hi People,

                 Actually I tried to deploy my HAT application in “Deploy to HCP Mobile Services”.

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                But I’ve got error message that

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        Then I entered to HCP  using https://hcpmsadmin-youraccount.dispatcher.hanatrial.ondemand.com/sap/mobile/admin/ui/index.html#/page.application

    link. But there is no application is available which I’ve created. If I try to create a new application I’ve got error.

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            Please help out of this issue.

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  3. Balazs Galambos

    Hi Martin

     

    the update says that the process has been automated. I just registered to trial landscape, but when I open Cloud Cockpit the screen is not having anything on the left pane I see only Overview(top), Useful links(bottom), legal information(bottom) is there. There is no such as services.

    Could you help?

     

    Thank you

    Balazs

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      1. Balazs Galambos

        I found out that i040023trial next to the pencil was a link. Clicking on it navigates me to the correct place. Initially I thought that clicking on it would just allow me to change the name of the trial.

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