Exercise: Creating your Free Trial Account in SAP BTP

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Create your free trial account in SAP BTP

Create your free trial account in SAP BTP


Create your Free Trial Account in SAP Business Technology Platform


This exercise covers the old approach to create a free SAP BTP account. In case you successfully executed the previous exercise (Creating your Pay-As-You-Go Account in SAP BTP), then you can skip this exercise.



  1. In case you don't have it already, register your own SAP Universal ID Account at https://account.sap.com

  2. Access the SAP BTP Trial at https://account.hanatrial.ondemand.com, then finalize your SAP BTP Trial account creation.

  3. Log on to the SAP BTP, and retrieve your Cloud Foundry API Endpoint and Space name.

    1. In Google Chrome, open the URL https://account.hanatrial.ondemand.com. If required, enter your e-mail and password.

    2. In the SAP BTP Cockpit, choose Enter Your Trial account. Navigate to your trial Subaccount.

    3. In the Subaccount: trial overview page, in the Cloud Foundry Environment tab, retrieve the API Endpoint (for example https://api.cf.eu10.hana.ondemand.com) and note it for future use.

    4. Note the name of existing spaces. By default, one space exists with name dev.

  4. Open the Business Application Studio, create a development space of type SAP Cloud Business Application, with name training.

    1. In Google Chrome, in the SAP BTP, navigate to the Trial Home page.

    2. Choose SAP Business Application studio.

    3. In the studio, choose Create Dev Space.

    4. In the Dev Space name, enter training.

    5. In the kind of application, choose Full Stack Cloud Application

    6. Choose Create Dev Space.

    7. Once the space is running, click on its name to open it.

  5. Using the Cloud Foundry CLI, login with your e-mail and password, target the dev space.

    1. In SAP Business Application Studio, open a Terminal (TermialNew Terminal) and run the following commands (replace <<API Endpoint>> with the Cloud Foundry Endpoint you previously noted).

      Code snippet
      cf api <<API endpoint>>
      cf login
      On login, enter your SAP BTP e-mail and password.

  6. Display the list of available buildpacks.

    1. In the Terminal, enter the following command:

      Code snippet
      cf buildpacks
      The list of available buildpacks is displayed.

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