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Connecting to SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) using Cloud Connector

Kalyan P
May 6, 2024

How to connect to BTP using Cloud Connector:


  1. Ensure that you have installed a cloud connector on your PC to facilitate the connection between your local environment and the SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) infrastructure.
  2. Set up an SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) account, and within that, create a Sub-Account to manage your resources and services.
  3. When configuring the settings, make sure to select the appropriate region for your Sub-Account to optimize performance and comply with regional data regulations.
  4. In the configuration, include the unique identifier (ID) of the SAP BTP sub-account to establish the connection.
  5. Enter the email address associated with the user account for your SAP BTP sub-account to authorize access.
  6. Input the password linked to the specified SAP BTP sub-account user email address to authenticate and enable access to resources.
  7. Provide the necessary details of the SAP server, such as its hostname or IP address, to ensure proper communication between your local environment and the SAP infrastructure.
  8. Specify the port number (HTTP or HTTPS) through which communication will occur, ensuring proper data transmission and security protocols are enforced.


Step-by-Step guide to connect to BTP using Cloud Connector

Step - 1: Installation of Cloud Connector

1.    To begin, navigate to the website provided and locate the cloud connector download section. Once there, choose the appropriate version compatible with your         operating system.


2.     Click on the required version of the cloud connector based on your OS type and it will start downloading automatically.

3.     After the download completes, navigate to the folder where the file was saved and initiate the installation process by double-clicking on it; click “Next” to select the          installation folder.

4.     Follow the installation wizard, clicking "Next" to proceed to the selection of the installation folder.

5.     Follow the installation wizard, clicking “Next” to proceed to the selection of the port number for the cloud connector.

6.     Follow the installation wizard, clicking “Next” to proceed to the selection of the Java version installed in your PC.

7.     Select the check box and click “Next” to automatically open the Cloud Connector after getting installed.

8.     Follow the installation wizard, clicking “Next” to start the installation process of the Cloud Connector.

9.     After the installation is done successfully then click on “Close”.

Step – 2: Start the cloud connector

1.     To start the cloud connector, access the start menu on your computer and search for the "Start Cloud Connector" option. Click on it to initiate the application.

2.     It will start and displays a message like below.

Step – 3: How to configure SAP Cloud Connector

1.     Begin by opening a web browser and entering the URL provided: https://localhost:8443.
2.     Upon accessing the webpage, a security warning may appear. Click on "Advanced" and then select "Continue to localhost (unsafe)" to proceed.

3.     Use the default login credentials provided:
         User ID: Administrator
         Password:  manage

4.     Upon initial login, you will be prompted to change the password for security reasons. Follow the instructions to set a new password.

5.     Once logged in, proceed to fill in the necessary details using your SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) sub-account information, including Region, Subaccount,           Display Name, Subaccount User, and Password.
        Then click on "SAVE".

6.     Navigate to the Cloud to On-Premise tab to establish connections to on-premise systems.
       To add a new system mapping, click on the "+" icon and follow the prompts.

7.     Select the appropriate backend type.

8.     Select the appropriate protocol.

9.     Additionally, specify a internal hostname and port for future use in Destinations.
       Provide the actual hostname and port of your S/4HANA on-premise system!

10.     Provide a virtual hostname and port that will later on be used in Destinations to reach you on S/4HANA on-premise system using the SAP Cloud Connector. Those            values don't exist yet - choose a name for the virtual host yourself.

11.     Select the Allow Principal Propagation and click “Next”.

12.     Choose Principal Type None from the drop down and press "Next".

13.     Select Virtual or Internal Host Mapping and click on "Next".

14.     Enter any description and click on "Next".

15.     Provide a description for the mapping and complete the process by clicking "Finish".

16.     After configuring the sub account click on the "+" sign on Resources.

17.     Provide the resource configuration as shown in the screenshot to give SAP BTP access to certain paths in the S/4HANA on-premise system.

         URL Path

          Check Path and all sub-paths


Step – 4: Create SAP BTP Destination

1.     Open your SAP BTP Account in the SAP BTP Cockpit and navigate to your sub-account
2.    Choose Connectivity in the menu on the left then choose Cloud Connectors to check the host details.

3.     Go back to Connectivity in the menu on the left, navigate to Destinations and create a New Destination.

4.     Enter the details
          Name: Give a name of the connection
          Type: HTTP / HTTPS
          Description: Any
          URL: Host Address
          Proxy Type: HTTP / HTTPS
          Authentication: Basic / Internet
          User: You have to give the highest technical user in the SAP Server

          Additionally, provide the following properties using the New Property button:
          HTML5.DynamicDestination: TRUE
          sap-client: 100
          WebIDEEnabled: TRUE
          WebIdeSystem: Give your System ID
          WebIDEUsage: dev_abap, ui5_execute_abap,odata_abap

5.     Save the destination and click on "Check Connection".