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SAP HANA comes with different tools that can be accessed via Browser. The URLs, of course, differ and also require certain permissions. In addition some minor configuration to the SAP HANA database needs to be done to make all tools fully available.

This is a list of all my blog-posts about those tools:

URLs, Permissions and Configuration for the Web Dispatcher

URLs, Permissions and Configuration for the HALM

URLs, Permissions and Configuration for the Web-based Development Workbench

URLs, Permissions and Configuration for the XS Classic Server

URLs, Permissions and Configuration for the HDBLCM

URLs, Permissions and Configuration for the SAP HANA Cockpit for Offline Administration


In this blog I explain how to access SAP HANA’s XS classic server. It is part of every Tenant and the System Database as well. In case of the System Database it runs inside the nameserver. In case of the tenants it runs inside of the tenant’s indexserver. More information can be found in the SAP HANA Admin Guide.

I am using SAP HANA 2.0 Express in a VM Ware Container.

How to download & install SAP HANA Express is explained in this Youtube-Video

I am using the Package “Server only virtual machine”.

Required Configuration

In case the XS classic engine of the System Database shall be reached, no configuration is necessary.

To be able to reach the XS classic server for a tenant database, the Web Dispatcher needs to be configured to forward incoming requests to the tenant database. The routing is done via the hostname used in the caller’s URL.

Beside the configuration of the Web Dispatcher, virtual hostnames need to be defined as well. In this example this is done by adding virtual hostnames to file /etc/hosts.

For a detailed description about all this please read my blog SAP HANA 2.0 Express Edition, Transport between Tenants. It also includes a description about howto create a tenant database.

Required Authorizations

After working through blog SAP HANA 2.0 Express Edition, Transport between Tenants, the connection to the XS classic server of a tenant should work. Now, which authorizations exactly are required to access the XS classic server admin tool ?

After creating the user the login can be tested.


The URLs of Web Dispatcher are:



Login was successful and the user has administration rights.

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  1. Former Member

    there’s ‘the like’ as per your request, but also thank you nevertheless

    and i will probably be back with some questions in the future, i think.


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