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Hello All,

 

I want to share this personal Integration project of mine to use SAP HCI integrate with Twitter , Gmail and AWS API Gateway.

What the integration does:

Any public User can make a request and include a hashtag to search for and also an email id where they want the top 100 results sent to them as an email attachment.The format of the result  file is very basic.

The first content modifier is setting the twitter and gmail header parameters through  Camel Headers.

The Script is doing some checks on body, formatting body and also logging some results.

 

I want to formally acknowledge Bhavesh Kantilal for all his SAP HCI  blogs and they have helped me resolve most of the basic  connectivity and security config issues.

I will also not go into security, SSL configs between SAP HCI , Twitter and Gmail systems  as they are already documented  in other blogs.

I am also working on using SAP API management service on SAP HCP. Its in progress.

The intention behind this fun project is .

  1. Integrate Twitter and also use it as a potential source of social information that can be used in other services .
  2. Expose the  secured  SAP  HCI service through a AWS API Gateway to public users who are not SAP HCI and Twitter users.
  3. Explore the challenges that might be there between AWS and SAP HCI as I am working on Integration Solution for an IOT project that is deployed on AWS but interacts with S/4HANA through SAP HCP/HCI.

Security between AWS and SAP HCI:

  1. AWS API Gateway has Client certificate security  authentication option. The client certificate produced by AWS did not had root certificate . We know that SAP HCI needs approved root certificate in Load Balancer to make SSL connection. I chose to include  Basic Authentication as Http Header .
  2. AWS has templates for integration requests and can be used to program and map parameters and headers.
  3. The public front of my AWS API service is Non-Secured intentionally so that Anyone can access but can be secured  very easily and configured  to include  App token.

 

Other findings/Comments :

 

  1. I have tested a Client certificate to User mapping scenario by sending the request directly to SAP  URL using CURL.It works very good.

curl -X POST -H “Content-Type: application/xml” –data-binary  /Users/vishnuvardhan/Documents/req.txt  –cert /Users/vishnuvardhan/Documents/<name of P12 file>:<passphrase>  –url https://xxx…xx..us2.hana.ondemand.com/cxf/sendemail –verbose

2.  using Apache Camel headers was very intuitive and should be fully explored by SAP HCI users.

3. SAP HCI needs to have full REST capability soon. Its badly needed.

                         How to test from browser:( or any SOAP request tool)

  1. Go to http://requestmaker.com
  2. Paste this URL  https://4hrlg3478b.execute-api.us-west-1.amazonaws.com/VishnuPreTest
  3.  Paste this sample request. PLEASE CHANGE the hashtag and ANY email id of your choice where you want the file to be sent to.

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″ ?>
<soap:Envelope
xmlns:soap=”http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/”
xmlns:xsi=”http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance”
xmlns:xsd=”http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema”>
<soap:Body>
<config>
<tweet>#SAPHCI</tweet>
<email>xxxxxx@gmail.com</email>
</config>
</soap:Body>
</soap:Envelope>

 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Thanks

Vishnu

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  1. Elijah Martinez

    Hi Vishnu,

    Interesting project, it’s always good to see more end to end scenarios, and combinations of services across HCP, as well as across clouds.

    Please let me know if you run into any issues with your SAP API Management scenario, as I’m eager to see this come to pass 🙂

    Regards,
    Elijah

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  2. Vishnu vardhan Post author

    Hello Elijah,

     

    Sorry for late reply. I have been very busy with another  project for past few weeks.

    Yes. Will definitely implement this using SAP API management and will let you and everyone  know my feedback .

     

    Thanks

    Vishnu

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