Setting Up Cloud Connector

Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Establish connectivity between SAP BTP and SAP S/4HANA using Cloud Connector

Overview

A secure and stable connection with SAP BTP is required to consume data from an on-premise back-end system like SAP S/4HANA. This can be achieved with Cloud Connector, which is a component that is installed on a Windows or Linux machine in the on-premise landscape.

In this lesson, you will learn where to download Cloud Connector and how to install and configure the connectivity between SAP BTP and SAP S/4HANA.

Prerequisites

You will require the following access / authorizations:

  • Admin access to the system/server you’re going to install the Cloud Connector on
  • Personal user with admin authorizations on the SAP S/4HANA system

Initial Setup

Download and Install Cloud Connector

The Cloud Connector can be downloaded from this link https://tools.hana.ondemand.com/#cloud. If Java is not installed on the server, it is also necessary to download and install Java.

You can download the zip archive (Portable) for development use cases or the MSI installer for productive usage for Windows. It is recommended to use the MSI installer as this will install Cloud Connector as a Service on the server.

We will use the Windows version in this tutorial, but Linux and Mac versions are also available, as shown in the figure.

Once downloaded, run the MSI installer package and follow the on-screen installation guide. The Cloud Connector starts automatically once the installation is finished.

Initial Configuration for Subaccount

Watch the following video to learn how to perform the initial configuration for the subaccount:

The following parameters are mentioned in the video and are included here for your reference:

  • Credentials for initial login:
    • User Name: Administrator
    • Initial Password: manage
  • Mandatory fields:
    • Region: Select subaccount region from the value help (this can be found on the subaccount overview page under Region / within the API Endpoint URL)
    • Subaccount:  The Subaccount ID (this can be found on the subaccount overview page under Subaccount ID)
    • Login E-Mail: E-mail address of the user the subaccount was created with / admin user
    • Password: Password of the user that the subaccount was created with / admin user

Result

This concludes the initial installation and configuration of the Cloud Connector. Next, you will connect the SAP BTP subaccount and an on-premise system.

Create Cloud to On-Premise Connection

To make an on-premise resource available on SAP BTP, a mapping between the Cloud Connector and the on-premise system must be created.

A system mapping with the information of the SAP S/4HANA system must be created in the Cloud To On-Premise tab. After that, you can decide which resources of the SAP S/4HANA system should be available via the Cloud Connector by adding paths to specific resources. In this example, you will use the "wildcard" path ("/") that enables all resources. With this, the users will be able to access all the resources they are allowed to, based on their assigned roles.

In this practice exercise, you will create a cloud to on-premise connection.

Summary

You have now successfully connected the SAP BTP subaccount with the SAP S/4HANA on-premise system. The prerequisites for the next lessons are met and you can federate SAP S/4HANA content to SAP Build Work Zone, standard edition.

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