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SAP Business ByDesign Side-by-Side Extensions on SAP Cloud Platform: System Set up

To develop and deploy side-by-side extension applications for SAP ByD on the Cloud Foundry environment of SAP CP, the following prerequisites must be fulfilled:

  1. Get a trial or global (enterprise) account in SAP Cloud Platform:

Follow the links below to get detailed information on how to get trial or global accounts.

  1. Administrative role in SAP ByD:

Access rights to the Application and User Management work center is required.  Please refer to the Business Users Quick Guide for details for getting access rights to the work center Application and User Management.

  1. Development environment:

We will use SAP Web IDE Full-Stack for the complete application life cycle, that is development, test, build, and deploy.

  1. Authentication and authorization:

SAP CP Identity Authentication Service (IAS) is used to ensure a secure and consistent access to extension solutions. In this blog post series, we will discuss single sign-on configuration between SAP ByD and SAP CP, and principal propagation enablement using SAP CP IAS.

Configure Development Environment (SAP Web IDE)

It is possible to develop side-by-side extension applications for SAP ByD using different development environments such as SAP Web IDE, Eclipse and Visual Studio code.  However, in this blog post series we will use solely SAP Web IDE as this supports full-stack or end-to-end development, deployment, and testing.

  1. Start SAP Web IDE Full-Stack
    • Logon to the SAP CP cockpit.
    • Select the Neo environment.

    • In the navigation pane, choose Services.
    • On the Services pane, select SAP Web IDE Full-Stack.

    • Click Open SAP Web IDE Full-Stack, and then Go to Service.

    • Once the SAP Web IDE Full-Stack has started, make sure you add it to your favorites to avoid repeating the steps above.
  1. Configure Cloud Foundry Space
    • In SAP Web IDE, go to Tools → Preferences → Cloud Foundry
    • Set API endpoint

    The API endpoint can be found in the overview of the Cloud Foundry subaccount.

    • Click on the Save button at the bottom of the page.
    • Click on the Install Builder.
  1. Activate SAP Web IDE Features
    • In SAP Web IDE, go to Tools > Preferences > Features

    • Activate at least the following features if they are not yet activated:
      • SAP Cloud Platform Business Application Development Tools
      • Tools for Java Development
      • SAP Fiori Launchpad Site
      • SAP HANA Database Explorer
      • SAP API Business Hub
    • Click on the Save button at the bottom of the page.

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 Basic Authentication

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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