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How to connect SAP Mobile Documents to an On-Premise KM repository


In this guide I explain how I connected a SAP Mobile Documents account running on SAP HANA Cloud Platform (HCP) to an SAP KM (Knowledge Management) system running on-premise to.


These are the prerequisites:

– SAP Mobile Documents account on HCP

– SAP KM installation on-premise

– SAP Cloud Connector installation

Configuration Overview

These are the steps that will be explained in this guide:

  • Download & Installation of Mobile Docs KM connector
  • Configuration of SAP Cloud Connector
  • Creation of HCP destination with Service User
  • Configuring Connection in SAP Mobile Documents

Download & Installation of Mobile Docs KM Connector

Go to the SAP Download Center and download the latest version of Mobile Docs KM Connector

Deploy the SCA file on your AS Java where KM is deployed on.

After the deployment, make sure that the app is running. To ensure this, go to the NetWeaver Administrator of your AS Java (https://<YourServerURL>:<Port>/nwa).

Search for applications

Click Java Applications


Search for cmis


If the application is not started – select the entry and click start.

Configuration of SAP Cloud Connector

For the installation I used this tutorial by Timo Lakner and Markus Tolksdorf:

After I installed the Cloud Connector and connected it to the HCP instance (as described in the tutorial), this is how I added the connection to the KM system:


Click Access ControlAdd …

Select Other SAP System


The CMIS connection from Mobile Documents to the KM is done through HTTP

Select HTTP (or HTTPS – depending on the access to your server)

Enter the URL and Port of the host


Confirm the other steps of the wizard.

Add a resource to allow access tho the cmis path

Click Add


Make sure Enabled is selected

Enter /cmis in the URL path

Select Path and all sub-paths

Click Save



Creation of HCP Destination with Service User

In the HCP Cockpit of your HCP account go to Destinations

Click New Destination

Enter a name

Select Type HTTP

Enter the URL to your KM server with path-suffix /cmis/json

Select Proxy Type OnPremise

Select Authentication BasicAuthentication

Enter user and password of a KM user that has sufficient authorizations to access KM repositories (you can test this by calling the URL above manually)


Configuring Connection in SAP Mobile Documents

Create Destination in Mobile Documents Admin UI

Now the Destination that you created needs to be mapped to a Connection in SAP Mobile Documents.

In the HCP Cockpit, navigate to the Mobile Documents application (you will find it under Services)

Click Configure Mobile Documents


In the Mobile Documents Admin UI go to RepositoriesConnections

Click Create

Choose a name as a Display Name

In the Destination field use exactly the same name that you have provided as name for the HCP Destination you created previously.

Click Save


In the Mobile Documents Admin go to RepositoriesCorporate Content

Click Create

In the Connection dropdown menu select the connection that you have created in the previous step

Provide a Display Name

Set the Document Classification to a value of your choice

Click Save


To check that the repository is now available in the end user UI, guess what – go to the Web UI of SAP Mobile Documents.

Click on Corporate

You should see the connected repository in the list:


Now you have successfully connected the KM system using a service user connection.

Setting up Principal Propagation

In the second part I will describe, how I configured the KM with the same user name (so called Principal Propagation) that is logged on to the HANA Cloud Platform.

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