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SAP Ariba developer portal – How to create applications and consume the SAP Ariba APIs

In this blog post, I cover the different videos that I created to give a quick introduction on what the SAP Ariba developer is and the process of creating an application, its approval process and consuming the APIs. The idea is that someone who has no knowledge of the SAP Ariba developer portal and the SAP Ariba APIs, by the end of the video series, will have a good understanding of how to create an application and consume the SAP Ariba APIs. All this, in just 30 minutes of viewing time.

Video 1 – Introduction to the SAP Ariba Developer Portal (5 mins)

A brief introduction of the SAP Ariba developer portal. What is covered:

  • Requirements to request access to the portal
  • Structure of the API documentation
  • API specifications (Swagger 2.0)

Video 2 – Create an application and the API approval process (4 mins)

In this video I cover how to create an application and its approval process through the SAP Ariba developer portal. I first cover the process from a developer’s perspective and then how an administrator approves the application and generates the credentials on behalf of the developer.

Video 3 – Consume the Ariba APIs (12 mins)

In this video, I demonstrate how to consume the SAP Ariba APIs using an API client, e.g. Postman. Also, covering how to authenticate using our application details and using the access token to retrieve data from the API.

Video 4 – Consume the Ariba APIs from SAP API Business Hub (9 mins)

I look at how to consume the SAP Ariba APIs from the SAP API Business Hub. I will first show you how to interact with the sandbox environment. Then I will create an environment and retrieve data from an Ariba test/production realm.

I hope that after watching the above videos, you now have an understanding of the basic steps required to create an application in the SAP Ariba developer portal and how to consume the APIs available.

 

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