Launching the Administration UI

Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Logon to the Cloud Connector
  • Exchange the UI certificates

Cloud Connector Logon

Initial Logon

The Cloud Connector is primarily configured and administered using a web interface. To access the Cloud Connector user interface, enter the following URL in a supported web browser:

https://<hostname>:<port>

  • <hostname> refers to the machine on which the Cloud Connector is installed. If installed on your machine, you can simply enter localhost.
  • <port> is the Cloud Connector port (the default port is 8443).

On the logon screen, enter the following credentials:

  • User Name: Administrator
  • Password: manage

When you first log in, you must change the password before you continue. The Cloud Connector does not check the strength of your new password. Select a strong password that can’t be guessed easily.

Exchanging the UI Certificate

By default, the Cloud Connector uses a self-signed UI certificate. It’s used to encrypt the communication between the Administration UI in the browser and the Cloud Connector. For security reasons, you should replace this certificate with your own one to let the browser accept the certificate without security warnings.

The figure describes how to exchange the UI certificate.

To exchange the UI certificate of a master instance, perform the following steps:

  1. Within the Administration UI, navigate to Configuration, and then to USER INTERFACE.
  2. In the UI Certificate section, start a procedure to request certificate signing by choosing the icon Generate a certificate signing request.
  3. In the Generate CSR window, specify a key size and a Common Name fitting to the Cloud Connector host name. In the Subject Alternative Names section, you can add other values by pressing the Add button. You can, for example, use the DNS option to specify a virtual hostname or a wildcard name (such as *.sap.com).
  4. Choose Generate.
  5. You’re prompted to save the certificate signing request (CSR) in a file. The content of the file is the signing request in PEM format.
  6. The certificate signing request must be provided to a Certificate Authority (CA) - either one within your company or another one you trust. The CA signs the request and the returned response should be stored in a file using the PEM format.
  7. Select Browse to locate that file and then choose the Import button.
  8. Restart the Cloud Connector to activate the new certificate.

In the exercise below you will replace the UI certificate of the Cloud Connector.

Summary

Now, you’re able to exchange UI certificates.

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