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The Cloud Configuration Page

Configure your app on the SAP Cloud Platform.

You can:

  • Create a new application definition for your app on the SAP Cloud Platform.
  • Use an existing app definition on the cloud platform for your app
  • Create a sample app using a predefined server connection configuration. The Sample method is the easiest way to generate an app with the least user input. You only need to provide a name for your app. All other configuration settings such as destination configuration is completed automatically using the ESPM sample service.

Note

If you do not have administrator privileges, the Create option is unavailable.

Creating a New App Definition

When defining a new app, observe the following rules for the application name and app ID:

  • The Application Name can contain alphanumeric characters, spaces, underscores, and periods, and can be a maximum of 80 characters.
  • The Application Identifier is a unique application identifier in reverse-domain notation. An app ID:

    • Must start with an alphabetic character
    • Can contain only alphanumeric characters, underscores, and periods
    • Can contain up to 64 characters
    • Cannot include spaces
    • Cannot begin with a period, and cannot contain two consecutive periods
    • Cannot be any of these case-sensitive keywords: Admin, AdminData, Push, smp_cloud, resource, test-resources, resources, Scheduler, odata, applications, Connections, public, lcm

    SAP recommends you assign IDs that contain a minimum of two periods, for example, com.sap.mobile.app1.

To create a new application definition:

  1. Select the Create tab.
  2. Enter an name for your application in the Application Name field.
  3. Enter an application ID in the Application Identifier field.

    The Wizard registers the application with this ID in the mobile service. The generated client application uses this ID when sending requests to the SAP Cloud Platform.

  4. Select one of the following methods for authenticating users of your new app from the Authentication Type list: None (app users are not required to log in to the app), Basic (default), OAuth2, or SAML.

    Note

    No sensitive data is stored on the device. Users must enter credentials each time they restart the app.

    The generated app uses the SDK’s Secure Store. If a passcode policy is set for the created application, the user can set up one or use a default one, and has to enter the credentials only at first start, after that use the passcode. The data will be encrypted on the device.

  5. (Optional) To set additional settings for your new app, select the "Go to cockpit" link to open the SAP Cloud Platform Mobile Services cockpit in a browser.

  6. Select Next to proceed to the OData Services page.

Using An Existing App Definition

  1. Select the Use Existing tab.
  2. Select the application ID from the Application ID list.
  3. Select Next to proceed to the OData Services page.

Creating a Sample App

  1. Select the Sample tab.
  2. If necessary, modify the default app ID in Application ID box to ensure the ID is unique.
  3. Select Next to proceed to the OData Services page.