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
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 Control – Add …
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
Make sure Enabled is selected
Enter /cmis in the URL path
Select Path and all sub-paths
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 Repositories – Connections
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.
In the Mobile Documents Admin go to Repositories – Corporate Content
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
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.