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How to setup Cloud Connection

Hello guys!

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:

https://blogs.sap.com/2015/07/13/cloud-connector-a-brief-guide-for-beginners/

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

Password: manage

 

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”.

  1. Back-end type – ABAP System
  2. Protocol – HTTP
  3. Internal Host – you can find it in Application Server in SAP Logon
  4. Internal Port – transaction SMICM -> Go to -> Services -> HTTP -> Port
  5. Virtual Host – you can provide any name(EX: sanbox.company.com)
  6. Virtual Port – you can provide any number
  7. 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:

  1. /sap/opu/odata
  2. /sap/bc/ui5_ui5
  3. /sap/bc/adt
  4. /sap/bc/bsp
  5. /sap/hba
  6. /plugins/pluginrepository

 

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

https://account.hanatrial.ondemand.com/#/home/welcome

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

Additional properties:

  • 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.

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  • Thanks, short and easy to follow!

    What is back-end system in

    • User: your user name for back-end system
    • Password: your password for back-end system

    I have problem with login?

  • Hi ,

     

    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 ?

     

    Thanks!!

     

     

  • Hi Yury,

     

    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?

     

    Regards,

    Florence

  • ****************   UPDATES   *******************

    Problem description:

    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.

     

    ******************   Solution   ***************************

    1. Go to the https://tools.hana.ondemand.com/#cloud , section Cloud Connector
    2. Download JVM version 8*
    3. Download Cloud Connector, Setup SAP Cloud Connector
    4. Create a new folder in which you are going to install Cloud Connector
    5. Unzip JVM in this new folder
    6. Install Cloud Connector in this new folder
    7. During install process, provide folder name with JVM 8* version
    8. Bingo!

      Best regards,
      Yury Hotsman

  • Hi Yury,

     

    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?

     

    Many thanks

    Giuseppe

    • Hi Miceli,

      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

  • Hi Sri,

    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.

    Many thanks

    Giuseppe

  • 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.