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Blog Series: Simplify Integration with third-party application with SAP Cloud Platform Open Connectors

SAP Cloud Platform Open Connectors simplifies and accelerates connectivity to third-party cloud applications. It provides robust, feature rich, pre-built connectors to an extensible library of over 160 of the most popular third-party cloud applications. Customers benefit from connectivity to third-party APIs via harmonized RESTful APIs and can develop and map canonical data models to extend pre-built connectors. Furthermore customers can easily build API compositions across the different connectors.

SAP Cloud Platform Open Connector aims to focus on simplifying integration to several third-party applications and drive innovation with open and easy integration between your SAP and non-SAP ecosystem.

General Information

In this section all the blogs around general product information and availability have been captured.

Pre-built Connectors to Non-SAP applications

SAP Cloud Platform Open Connectors provides robust, feature rich, pre-built connectors to an extensible library of over 160 of the most popular non-SAP cloud applications. The connectors offer a pre-configured means of smooth, comprehensive integration through harmonized representational state transfer (REST) APIs and universal resource identifiers (URIs) with normalized authentication, error handling, search, pagination, and bulk support regardless of the underlying architecture of the third-party applications.

In this section all blogs around simplified connectivity via pre-built connectors have been captured.

Connector Builders

You can use Connector Builder to build your own connector. You can build connectors for REST, SOAP, and OData APIs and even database applications. In this section all the blogs around connector builders have been captured.

Common Resources

With common resource (common objects), customers can transform fields provided by their non-SAP applications to a single, normalized resource. This allows customers to take advantage of our one-to-many integration approach where they connect to a single common object to integrate the transformed resources from their various non-SAP applications.


Using the Formulas from SAP Cloud Platform Open Connectors, composing scenarios becomes a matter of configuration rather than coding, and moving the necessary logic out of applications and into SAP Cloud Platform Open Connectors. This helps keep your code less complex and more maintainable.

SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite

SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite is a versatile, dynamic and enterprise-grade iPaaS (integration platform-as-a-service) from SAP that simplifies and accelerates enterprise integration and helps organizations to quickly transition to becoming intelligent enterprises. With SAP Cloud Platform Integration and Open Connectors, customers can drive innovation faster by painlessly integrating cloud and on-premises applications, whether from SAP or from third parties, using open standards-based Web services. For example, SAP Cloud Platform Integration will now be able to help customers synchronize their SAP S/4HANA digital core systems with a variety of third party CRM solutions, supporting opportunity-to-cash business processes. SAP Cloud Platform API Management customers will now be able to support more robust mobile development, eco-system collaboration and data optimization processes by incorporating data flows from an impressive range of third-party SaaS solutions.

Featured Content

In this section, we feature the end-to-end blogs contributed by our community members.

Operations and Security Concept

In this section all blogs related to tracing, operations and security concept of SAP Cloud Platform Open Connectors have been captured.

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    • Hi Tobias,

      Thanks for letting us know about this mistake.  This issue has been corrected now and i apologize for the in-convenience.

      Thanks and Best Regards,


  • Hi Divya,

    I tried building a connector with Oauth 2.0. It worked great.

    Is it possible to build an Open Connector as part of a product listed on SAP App store?

    I want to hide the API secret keys for my application. This way a customer can simply authorise OpenConnector to the target application.

    I have used the "Hide" buttons, but it didn't seem to work.

    Best regards,


  • Hi Divya Mary

    I have been trying to test the API docs of my AdobeSign Instance but no luck and keep getting the error as below. The Authorization header has User key and Organization key , not sure what else wrong with my parameters..

    INVALID_X_API_USER_HEADER, message - Value provided in x-api-user header is in invalid format

    Is there any restriction to test API of an application from SAP Cloud platform ?


    Appreciate your feedback?



    • Hi Siva,

      To me this error seems to be coming from Adobe Sign directly. Can you check if the call is successful if you were to skip the apiUser property ( in this case the user information from connector instance will be leveraged).

      Also kindly check for the format for your apiuser property which should be in the format email:{your_user_email_address} or userid:{your_user_id} details available here . 

      There is also one more community post around this issue , here.

      Thanks and Best Regards,