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SAP Business ByDesign Side-by-Side Extensions on SAP Cloud Platform: Configuring Connectivity Between SAP CP and SAP ByD with Basic Authentication

If your extension application needs to do read and write operations from/to an SAP ByD tenant, you must configure the connectivity to enable the use of ByD OData APIs.

The connectivity configuration, which is common to all the extension applications that are deployed in an SAP CP Cloud Foundry subaccount, is defined at SAP CP subaccount level. This ensures consistency in the integration configuration between the extension applications deployed in an SAP CP subaccount and SAP ByD tenant.

If the ByD extension application requires no user propagation or requires no UI integration, which means the embedding of the SAP ByD extension application UIs in SAP ByD standard UIs, then  HTTP destination with basic authentication can be used to configure the connectivity between the SAP CP subaccount and SAP ByD tenant.

The connectivity configuration steps, which are outlined below, are required to set up HTTP destination with basic authentication.

Configuring Connectivity with Basic Authentication

On the SAP ByD side:

Create a user with authorization to access SAP ByD OData APIs. Such a user in SAP ByD is a business user with access rights to the work centers and work center views. For detailed information regarding users and access right assignments refer to Business Users Quick Guide. This user will be used to configure an HTTP destination with basic authentication.

On the SAP CP side:

Follow the steps below to create an HTTP destination with basic authentication using the credentials of the user that you created on the SAP ByD side.

  1. Logon to the SAP CP cockpit and select your Cloud Foundry subaccount.
  2. Select the Connectivity → Destinations and click on New Destinations.

  1. Configure the setting as shown in the table below.
Parameter Value
Name Enter meaningful name
Type HTTP
Description Enter meaningful description (Optional)
URL https:// my< ByD tenant name>.sapbydesign.com
Proxy Type Internet
Authentication BasicAuthentication
User Enter the user name of SAP ByD User that you have created previously
Password Enter the password of the SAP ByD User that you have created previously
  1. Configure the required additional property. To do so, in the Additional Properties panel, choose New Property, and enter the following property:
Parameter Value
WebIDEEnabled true
WebIDESystem bydsystem
WebIDEUsage odata_gen,odata_abap
  1. Select the Use default JDK truststore checkbox.
  2. Save the entries.

Further Reading

Follow the link below to go to the next blog post in the blog post series:

SAP Business ByDesign Side-by-Side Extensions on SAP Cloud Platform: Configuring Connectivity Between SAP CP and SAP ByD with Single Sign-On and Principal Propagation

Follow the link below to go the overview blog post of the blog post series:

SAP Business ByDesign Side-by-Side Extensions on SAP Cloud Platform

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