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SAP Cloud Platform Integration (CPI) || Part 6 || Configuring Mail Adapter

Dear Reader,

This blog post is a part of a series of blog posts related to SAP Cloud Platform Integration. The blogs so far are:

  • My adventure in learning CPI || Part 1 || All about SAP Cloud
  • My adventure in learning CPI || Part 2 || Deployment Models
  • My adventure in learning CPI || Part 3 || Cloud Security
  • SAP Cloud Platform Integration (CPI) || Part 4 || Know your tool
  • SAP Cloud Platform Integration (CPI) || Part 5 || Content Modifier

Up next:

  • SAP Cloud Platform Integration (CPI) || Part 7 || Maintaining logs/ using “Groovy Scripts”, even if the IFlow is not on trace mode.

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Various adapters (i.e. technical protocols which are used to connect a sender or receiver to the tenant (CPI), are provided by SAP, such as SOAP, OData, Mail, SuccessFactors, HTTPs, Ariba, Facebook, Twitter, ProcessDirect, etc).

In this blog, I shall explain to you about the Mail adapter.

 

The below is the IFlow, where I have used (a) a Start Timer which means, the message will trigger, the moment the IFlow is deployed, (b) a Content Modifier, just to show how to call the elements in the body of the email.

You can call the Header as, ${header.elementName}, Property as, ${property.elementName}, and Message Body as ${in.body} in the subject/ body of the email.

In my example, I am trying send an email from a Gmail ID.

For the Connection setting refer the screenshot below that needs to be maintained. 

1. Address, the address maintained is smtp.gmail.com:587 where, smtp.gmail.com is the address which allows the sender to an email and check the domain of the sender through the email ID provided, and 587 is the port behind the SSL certificate for security. Now, this smtp.gmail.com is applicable only for Google Customers i.e. gmail users.

There are different standard ports used by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Rediff, or Godaddy such as 587, 465, 995, 993, and 25.

2. Credential Name, is to be maintained in the Security Material.

In the Operations View, go to Security Material, and add User Credentials.

Enter your ID, and password of your Gmail account, and Deploy.

Please ensure that your ID is unblocked for API mail sending.

3. Under Mail Attribute, mention the your ID which has been unblocked for API mail sending, and the receipient’s email addresses followed by a (,).

In the Subject, and body, mention enter your email context, and as I have stated earlier, you can call the Header, Property, and Message Body of the content modifier.

 

After you deploy, a message shall be triggered, and you shall get an email like the below:

Click on “Check Activity”, and click on, “Yes, it was me”.

Now, go to Manage Account:

Here, “Turn on” the Less secure app access.

 

After you are done, making these changes, re-deploy the IFlow, and you shall get an email like the below:

 

 

That is it about the mail adapter.
Hope you had a good read.
If you wish to know more, or have any queries on the said processes, then please feel free to drop a comment.
 
Thanks & Regards,
Sookriti Mishra

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      Author's profile photo Harsha Gaonkar
      Harsha Gaonkar

      Hi Sookriti,

      using gmail server in Mail receiver adapter always work.

      Did you try smtp.office365.com.?I am getting below error

      Message processing failed.
      Processing Time: 15 sec 887 ms
      Error Details
      javax.mail.AuthenticationFailedException: 535 5.7.3 Authentication unsuccessful [SY2PR01CA0005.ausprd01.prod.outlook.com]
      Do you know how to send email office365?
      Thanks
      Harsha
      Author's profile photo Sookriti Mishra
      Sookriti Mishra
      Blog Post Author

      I have never tried with office365. I am sure there must be other blogs on this mail server's connectivity.

      From the error, it seems more like the email ID which you have used has missing authorizations. As I have mentioned make sure the email id has been unblocked for API mail sending.

      Author's profile photo Ankyy Nadgir
      Ankyy Nadgir

      Hi Harsha,

      I was able to connect to office365 after adding certificates in Keystore.

      Regards

      Ankita

      Author's profile photo Sai Lakshmi Narayana Danturti
      Sai Lakshmi Narayana Danturti

      Hi Ankyy Nadgir - could you please list down steps to integrate with office365 mail server. We have the same requirement and are looking for some guidance. Appreciate your help.

      Author's profile photo Gopal KS
      Gopal KS

      Hi Sookriti,

       

      Please confirm me whether we need to do two step authentication from Gmail and need to provide that in credentials.

       

      Author's profile photo Sookriti Mishra
      Sookriti Mishra
      Blog Post Author

      Not required. The essentials steps have been mentioned in the blog. The "app access" is required.

      The first time, you will trigger the email, you shall get an email stating about "Security Alert", from there on, you just have to allow access.

      Author's profile photo Julian Wildt
      Julian Wildt

      Hi Sookriti,

      i setup the mail adapter as you recommended in the blog.

      Unfortunately I receive the following error in the message processing monitor

       

      Do you know why this error occurs?

      thanks and regards,

      Julian

      Author's profile photo Arun Kumar Yerram
      Arun Kumar Yerram

      Julian,

      From the Manage Keystore under Monitor view, add a Certificate for Gmail and re-deploy your iFlow. This should probably resolve the certificate issue.

      Thanks,

      Arun

      Author's profile photo Bhanurajesh Kukkala
      Bhanurajesh Kukkala

      Hi Arun,

      even i got the same error.

      can you please guide me from where we need to get/download/generate the gmail certificate?

       

      Warm Regards,

      BhanuRajesh K

      Author's profile photo Arun Kumar Yerram
      Arun Kumar Yerram

      Hello BhanuRajesh,

       

      Use https://pki.goog/ to download the relevant Certificates.

       

      Thanks,

      Arun

      Author's profile photo Priyank Kharat
      Priyank Kharat

      Hi Arun,

       

      Which certificate should I download for email, I tried with a few of them on mentioned website, but I still receive the same error.

       

      Thanks,

      Priyank

      Author's profile photo Arun Kumar Yerram
      Arun Kumar Yerram

      Hello Priyank,

      This is just one way of doing it. If this doesn’t work, you may try the other way. See below.
      Go to the Connectivity Tests tile and use the SMTP test using your email address. From the resulting response, you may simply download the certificates and have them installed. This is actually the easiest way.

      Hope this helps.

      Thanks,
      Arun

      Author's profile photo anjanikumar doolla
      anjanikumar doolla

      Hello Arun,

       

      Thanks for describing download certs in different way. whenever I am trying in this way i am getting below error :

       

      com.sun.mail.util.MailConnectException: Couldn't connect to host, port: smtps.gmail.com:587, 587; timeout 15000 Cause: java.net.UnknownHostException: smtps.gmail.com:587

       

      can you please let me know how to resolve this error

      Author's profile photo Bhanurajesh Kukkala
      Bhanurajesh Kukkala

      Hi Julian,

       

      Is this resolved?

      If yes, please let us know the way in detail so that it would be useful for the members who may face same issue.

      Thanks in Advance.

       

      Warm Regards,

      BhanuRajesh

      Author's profile photo Arun Kumar Yerram
      Arun Kumar Yerram

      Thanks Sookriti. Appreciate your time taken to help others with your blog.

      For Gmail, in addition to the settings for less secure apps, I also had to enable the option to bypass the Captcha verification. Only then, I received an email.

      Looking forward to more such articles.

      Thanks,

      Arun

      Author's profile photo Bhanurajesh Kukkala
      Bhanurajesh Kukkala

      Hi Sookriti,

      I have seen that many guys are following your blogs especially, it describes your way to it.

      Your blog(s) on CPI is simple in understanding and worthy.

      Looking for more articles on CPI especially on pallets.

       

      Warm Regards,

      BhanuRajesh

      Author's profile photo Ganesh Gullipalli
      Ganesh Gullipalli

      Hi Sookrti,

      Thanks for details steps.

      I did steps as mentioned on blog and Tuned on less security on gmail settings , but still getting authentication failed exception.

      Could you please assist on steps to fix the issue.

      javax.mail.AuthenticationFailedException: 534-5.7.14 <https://accounts.google.com/signin/continue?sarp=1&scc=1&plt=AKgnsbu 534-5.7.14 BiXbFVb3uT5e7yJMdmtQLBE3q3anvbRB0-E-7kHRE_NwvUJw-Jhn28c5Suu0741pv4FT8 534-5.7.14 wo095UeS2-hX4gCc1H6JqCvwaIb_C_Fqgxpu2E4Ro_ZEYOjaHpH0aHDDRqfgvTCQ> 534-5.7.14 Please log in via your web browser and then try again. 534-5.7.14 Learn more at 534 5.7.14 https://support.google.com/mail/answer/78754 a187sm3160962wmh.40 - gsmtp

      Thanks,

      Ganesh

      Author's profile photo Arkesh Sharma
      Arkesh Sharma

      Hello Ganesh,

       

      I am facing the same issue. Please let me know how did you resolve it?

       

       

      Author's profile photo Sreelakshmi Yalagalapalli
      Sreelakshmi Yalagalapalli

      Just sign out from your gmail in the webbrowser you logged in currently and Login again.

      A relogin is required after turning on the access to less secure apps.

      Author's profile photo Abin George
      Abin George

      go to https://accounts.google.com/DisplayUnlockCaptcha & click continue

      Author's profile photo Ramanaidu Gudi
      Ramanaidu Gudi

      Hi Sookrti,

      The information that you are providing through blogs are quite simple and easy to follow.

      I would like to learn SAP-CPI course would you please suggest me any course that is good.

       

      Thanks and hoping for the reply,

      Ramanaidu.Gudi

      Author's profile photo Rajesh Kumar
      Rajesh Kumar

      Hi Sookruthi,

      I Configured Mail Adapter.

      Connectivity%20Test

      Connectivity Test

      I deployed to Iflow later i got the error message like Not Connecting to Host . Please check the error message and give me the solution.

      Could%20Not%20Connect%20to%20Host

      Could Not Connect to Host

       

      Author's profile photo ravi jangra
      ravi jangra

      Hi,

      After performing all of these steps, I deployed my iflow and getting this error:

      Please help with it. In fact I've turn on "less secure apps" in Gmail account settings.

      Thanks,

      Ravi

      Author's profile photo Melchior Periyanayagam
      Melchior Periyanayagam

       

      Below steps need to be followed to send email from SAP CPI via mail adapter,

      1. As mentioned above, install the gmail certificate from https://pki.goog/. I installed the gmail certificate name, GS Root R2 and RSA 2048 from this link.

      2. Make sure Less secure apps is TURNED ON in your gmail account

      https://myaccount.google.com/lesssecureapps?pli=1

      3.  To allow each app to send email, enable the access using the below link

      https://accounts.google.com/b/0/DisplayUnlockCaptcha

      Thanks

      MP

      Author's profile photo ravi jangra
      ravi jangra

      Hi,

      It's working fine now.

      Now, I've created another dummy Gmail account for this testing purpose and its working smoothly with it. There might be some security aspect which didn't allow me to communicate vie my original Gmail account.

      Thanks for the reply.

      Author's profile photo Shoukat Ali
      Shoukat Ali

      thanks for providing correct solution.

       

      Even if you install gmail certificate from Connectivity test tile in CPI, 2nd and 3rd steps mentioned by MP above are necessary.

      2. Make sure Less secure apps is TURNED ON in your gmail account

      https://myaccount.google.com/lesssecureapps?pli=1

      3.  To allow each app to send email, enable the access using the below link

      https://accounts.google.com/b/0/DisplayUnlockCaptcha

      Author's profile photo Parthiban Sridharan
      Parthiban Sridharan

      Hi Sookriti Mishra and All

      Hope you have saw the G Updates that Gmail access for Less Secure Apps will be stopped after Feb 15 2021. Do we have any alternative option of using OAuth2 in the mail adapter rather than username and password.

      Gsuite Updates Link : https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2019/12/less-secure-apps-oauth-google-username-password-incorrect.html

      Please share your thoughts on this.

       

      Thanks

      Parthiban

       

       

      Author's profile photo Srinivasa Rao Sure
      Srinivasa Rao Sure

      Hello Parthiban,

      I have a similar kind of requirement that Google has stopped Gmail Access for Less secure Apps which is user name and password.

      Now we are moving this Oauth authentication. However Oauth authentication in mail adapter is provided only for Microsoft O365.

      Can you please help us how we can we get Oauth Authentication for Gmail.

      Thanks in advance.

       

       

      Author's profile photo kundan p
      kundan p

      Thanks sookriti and all,

      It did help me a lot.

      For me with out certificates it worked

      1. Make sure Less secure apps is TURNED ON in your gmail account

      https://myaccount.google.com/lesssecureapps?pli=1

      2. To allow each app to send email, enable the access using the below link(this step is must for gmail)

      https://accounts.google.com/b/0/DisplayUnlockCaptcha

      Author's profile photo Dhanish Joseph Polapparambil
      Dhanish Joseph Polapparambil

      I have tried connecting outlook but getting auth error while running.

      Tried using openconnector outlook and it worked .

      Not sure what is different in both ….

      javax.mail.AuthenticationFailedException: 535 5.7.3 Authentication unsuccessful [BL1PR13CA0424.namprd13.prod.outlook.com]

       

      Thanks,

      Dhanish

      Author's profile photo Jonathan Ma
      Jonathan Ma

      Hello, I am new to CPI although I had over 10 years of PI experience.

      I noticed that ${in.body} retrieves the value of the last content modifier or mapping step. Now if the iflow has multiple content modifier/mapping, is there a way to control the versioning of the ${in.body}? Basically, I want to store the payload in different variables to track the different version instead of getting the latest payload.

      Thanks Jonathan.

      Author's profile photo hari babu
      hari babu

      Hi Sookriti Mishra,

      Excellent blog, i have implemented successfully. I felt very happy today  and thanks a lot for this sharing information .

      i got below message to my mail .

       

      Hi There,
      This is test email form CPI..

      Note:
      This is an auto-generated email latest.

      Regards
      Hari