Creating your trial account

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Create your personal account.

Creating your personal account

Lesson Overview

In this lesson, you will learn how to sign up and activate a free account. You can use your personal account to create a SAP Business Technology Platform trial instance and explore the SAP HANA Cloud database features.

Business Case

Your company wants to make the move to the cloud and perform the digital transformation that is required by this decision. In your role, as a database administrator, you need to have a clear insight in the SAP HANA Cloud capabilities and features to be able to integrate these in to your companies digital transformation vision.

To get a better insight in the capabilities of SAP HANA Cloud, you want to create a to be able to explore the SAP HANA Cloud functionality in your SAP Business Technology Platform trial instance.

Sign up for a free Account

SAP HANA Cloud is available as a free trial, but you need a account before you can log-on to the SAP BTP to explore the SAP HANA Cloud features. Creating a account only takes a few minutes. You can start the sign up process by following these steps:

  1. Navigate to the URL:
  2. On the SAP ID Service landing page, select the Register button.
  3. On theRegistration page, fill out all the required fields, provide a strong password and specify contact preferences. Confirm that you read the Terms and Conditions and click the Register button to complete the registration.

As a last step in the registration procedure, you need to go to the e-mail account you specified. There you will find a verification e-mail from SAP. Open that e-mail and press the Click here to activate your account button to finish the verification process and activate your account.

As soon as your account is successfully activated, you will be forwarded to your dashboard. You can use the dashboard to change your account setting (e.g., set your profile to private (default) or public, add a profile picture, or write a BLOG post). Changing your account settings is optional, the account you have created is fully operational.

Log-on to

Before you can use the SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) to explore the SAP HANA Cloud features you need to log-on to the SAP BTP using your personal account.

If you don't create a account in advance, then the account will be automatically created as soon as you create a free SAP HANA Cloud trial.

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