Creating New Roles and Groups for Mobile Users


After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Create new roles and groups for mobile users


Now that the onboarding and SAP Mobile Services settings are covered, it is time to learn about mobile-specific content. SAP Mobile Start supports two different types of tiles / apps that can be created manually in the Site Manager and added to the content that can be accessed via SAP Mobile Start. These are as follows:

  • Native Applications

    Points to native iOS / Android applications on the device

  • News Feed Tiles

    Shows the latest headlines of RSS 2.0 news feeds

It is a best practice to create a specific role and group within the Site Manager to hold these mobile-specific content.

Create a New Role and Group for Mobile Content

To add new content to a site and make it visible on screen (also in SAP Mobile Start), it is required to assign content items (apps) to a role and a group. It is common to create an own role for mobile specific content; alternatively, the Everyone role could be used to show the assigned apps for all users on all sites.

The following steps are required to create an own role and group:

  1. Access the Site Manager provided by SAP Build Work Zone, standard edition.
  2. Navigate to the Content Manager and create a new Role (+ New button).
    • Enter a title and an optional description.
    • Save the role (it will automatically be created as a Role Collection on the SAP BTP subaccount).
  3. Navigate to the Site Directory and access the settings of the site. 
    • Choose Edit and add the new role to the site via the Assignments pane.
    • Save the site settings.
  4. Access the subaccount in SAP BTP cockpit with your platform user.
  5. Assign the new role collection to your user. The end user credentials that you assign the new role collection to depends on the setup you followed for user authentication.

    It is the same user that you used to onboard to SAP Mobile Start with earlier in this unit.

    • If you used default identity provider (as in unit 3), it is a platform user
    • If you used Identity Authentication (as in unit 4), it is an Identity Authentication user
  6. Go back to the Site ManagerContent Manager and create a new group.
    • Enter a title and description.
    • Save the group.

In this practice exercise, you create a new role and group.


You have now created an own role and group within Site Manager. Next, you will create mobile specific apps to assign to your role and group.

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