How to setup Cloud Connection
I’m working with S4 project several months. It’s my first project connected with S4. When it started I had a lot of questions: how to install cloud connector, how setup cloud connector, how to setup connection, destination and etc. In this blog I want to share my knowledge and give you some tips how to setup Cloud Connection. Hope it will be useful for beginners.
1. Create SAP Cloud Platform Account
Open the web-site https://cloudplatform.sap.com/index.html
Create a new account or login if you already have one
2. Install SAP Cloud Connector
You need to install SAP Cloud Connector on your local machine.
You can find a detailed instruction in this blog:
3. Setup SAP Cloud Connector
Open link: https://localhost:8443
Click “ADVANCED” button
Click “Proceed to local host”
4. Login to Cloud Connector
User name: Administrator
5. Change initial Password
Change the initial password
Select “Master” as the installation type
6. Create a Sub-account
Account name: go to Cloud Platform -> Click Neo Trial -> at the bottom of the next page find Name (EX: p1940914553trial).
User name: should be the same as the account name, but without <trial> (EX: p1940914553)
Password: your password for SAP Cloud Platform
Note: Leave Location ID empty
7. Click “Cloud To On-Premise” and then “Add for mapping virtual to internal system”.
- Back-end type – ABAP System
- Protocol – HTTP
- Internal Host – you can find it in Application Server in SAP Logon
- Internal Port – transaction SMICM -> Go to -> Services -> HTTP -> Port
- Virtual Host – you can provide any name(EX: sanbox.company.com)
- Virtual Port – you can provide any number
- Principal type – None
Now you have Mapping:
8. Create Resources Accessible
Select created Mapping and click “+” button in tab “Resources Accessible”
Enter the URL path mentioned below with access policy as “Path and all sub-paths” one by one and save it:
9. Check availability of system connection
Select Mapping -> Click button “Check Availability”
The check result should show as “Reachable”
SECTION 2 – Mapping Virtual ID to the SCP
1. Login to SAP Cloud Platform
2. Create Destination
On the left tab panel select “Connectivity” -> “Destination”
Click – “New Destination”
Enter the details as shown below. In the fields user and password, type your system username & password.
- Name: <any name>
- Type: HTTP
- Description: <Any description>
- URL: name of virtual host from step7 + port number (EX: https://sanbox.company.com:443)
- ProxyType: OnPremise
- Authentication: BasicAut
- User: your user name for back-end system
- Password: your password for back-end system
- Sap-client: your logon sap client
- WebIDEEnabled: true
- WebIDESystem: name of the back-end system
- WebIDEUsage: odata_gen,odata_abap,dev_abap
Note: Location ID should be empty
3. Check connection
Once you save it, click on “Check Connection”.
A successful message will appear.
At the end I want to sum up the main idea: you connect you back-end system to cloud connector, then you connect cloud connector to SAP Cloud Platform. Finally you will have connection from the back-end to the Cloud.
Also, several my colleagues had problem with “Location ID” field. In step 6 they provided “Location ID” with city name and then forgot to provide it in step 2 section 2. You can leave it empty in both steps, and it will work fine.
Great and well structured article for a newbie ! Welcome on Board !
Thanks, short and easy to follow!
What is back-end system in
I have problem with login?
Back-end system - It's your SAP ON-PREMISE SYSTEM ( user id and password of your SAP GATEWAY system)
In HANA cloud connector ->"Cloud To On-Premise" section -> Mapping virtual to internal system-> check availability-> Result is 'Not reachable ".
I am trying from my personal machine to on premise back end system in a secured location . Could that be a reason for above failure ?
Thank you for this blog. I am wondering about the username/password part. I have input my user name and password in the cloud connector and on the destination part. Would it map the other users from the back-end too? Or should we have one specific user for this?
Cloud connector will have it's own credentials(Specific), please check
Thank you very much, pretty clear
Thank you so much 🙂
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I try to install CloudConnector to a new laptop and have a problem. I can’t open the link https://localhost:8443
What I have done before: I have installed a new JDK version 13.0.2
During installation Cloud Connector I have provided path to this JDK 13.0.2
Link to the https://localhost:8443 is not working.
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Thank you Yuri! This solved my same issue not being able to access the link https://localhost:8443.
thanks for sharing.
I need to integrate my S/4 hana on premise with SAP Cloud Platform integration subaccount Neo.
The SAP Cloud connector has to be installed on a local machine or on sap s/4 hana application servers?
It can be installed on your local machine or the server
In case you install on your local machine, make sure that the SAP S/4 Hana system is reachable through VPN or network on your PC and Cloud Connector is running.
You need to have a strong and reliable internet connection for this
You can then see the Cloud Connector in your SAP Cloud Platform (the same subaccount you used for Cloud connector). You can then configure your Destination S/4 system in both SCP Cockpit and Cloud connector and start using it in your Fiori or other apps
Hope that helps
many thanks for your answer.
I can install the cloud connector on a server in the same network as the SAP S/4 system. I am able to open the port from the server to connect to the SCP Neo subaccount. Is there any requirement to allow inbound connections to the connector? If so I should assign to the server a public IP.
Thank you for sharing. It was helpful for me.
Amazing blog. It was so helpful to setup and configure cloud connector. Thanks a ton.
Thank you so much Yury.
I could set up my Cloud Connector. Connect my Fiori front-end with SAP Cloud Platform.
I wonder, how can I access to SAP Web IDE Full-Stack with backend (on-premise) credentials?
Best regards, Victor.
Thank you so much for posting such a nice blog everything is crystal clear.
Anoop R T
I guess Location ID is needed if more than 1 user is trying to connect to the same Sub-account. I had to add it for multiple users.
Can i use one sap cloud connector installation in order to estabilish a tunnel between two sap S/4 HANA systems on premise and sap cloud platform applications ?
hi experts, Where to find my company on demand subaccount talent id to create cloud connect? can help me so that I can use my company cloud connector instead my trail on-demand? thanks.
This is below sample data from
My company Subaccount Information
My Company name
Can some one help me with the below error. I have installed cloud connector, but i am facing error.
HTTP Status 404 – Not Found
Can some one assist me on this.
in step 3, in case you don't get "Proceed to localhost (unsafe)", you can just type anywhere on the screen "thisisunsafe", this will bring you to the next page.
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