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What's New

New features and enhancements in the SAP Mobile Services Cloud Foundry environment.

November 2020

Feature Type Description
User setting for color and contrast New You can change the SAP mobile service cockpit user interface color and contrast in Settings. Theme options include the default, high contrast black, and high contrast white. Previously, only the default option was available.
Updated customer account documentation Change Customer account documentation has been updated for mobile services. Updates include information about Feature Set A and B, changes to the user interface, roles, and entitlements and quotas. Use the information to set up your SAP Business Technology Platform environment for mobile services.
Restrict endpoint access to an allowed list of IP/CIDR addresses New You can restrict the endpoint access for an application to a specific list or range of allowed IP addresses or CIDR notations. This helps increase application security. If you do not restrict access, then all access requests are performed.
Additional system attributes available for OAuth New You can configure additional system attributes (Rolecollections and Groups) for an XSUAA service instance. This enables you to extend access management in the Cloud Foundry environment between SAP Business Technology Platform and SAP mobile service cockpit.
Select a cloud destination from a list Change When creating a mobile destination that refers to a cloud destination from SAP mobile service cockpit, you can select the cloud destination from a list. Previously you needed to enter the exact cloud destination name, which was error prone.
New SSO property for OAuth2 User Token Exchange and OAuth2 SAML Bearer Assertion New A new SSO property, Forward User Token to AppRouter, is added for OAuth User Token Exchange and OAuth2 SAML Bearer Assertion. This feature is used to forward the user token to the AppRouter back end for SSO authentication.
Integration support for Document service Change Document Service integration enables you to use a SAP Business Technology Platform document service in mobile services. Configure the document service in SAP Business Technology Platform, and then create a new destination in SAP mobile service cockpit using the service instance.
Threshold support for Offline service Change You can now set a throttling policy for Offline applications in SAP mobile service cockpit. Throttling enables you to control the activity level. The renamed Offline Policies tab now includes sections for Throttling Policy and Offline Store Upload Policy.
Send push notifications to a custom push server New You can configure a separate push server, to which SAP mobile service cockpit can send push notifications for further distribution.
Both device model and device model version have been added to the User Data analytics report New The User Data analytics report now includes usage data for device model and device model version. You can filter on Device Model Version and Environment to gain additional insight. See Sessions per platform and Sessions per device type.
Support for crash group analytics New When crash dump processing is enabled for iOS and Android clients, the SDK uploads crash logs from the client to the server and you can view crash group analytics.


Feature Type Description
Enable API keys for Anonymous Access from the client New Enable client-side applications to use API keys as credentials.
Configure regional URL for Discovery Service New You can now configure a regional URL for Discovery service via SAP Business Technology Platform. If configured, the regional URL appears in the SAP mobile service cockpit when you select Settings > Discovery Service.
Changed Mobile App Update user interface for MDK Change Updated the SAP mobile service cockpit user interface for Mobile App Update. The Mobile Development Kit now reflects current names. Also updated the user documentation to better reflect MDK.
Support for crash dumps New Upload files to support crash dump processing for iOS and Android clients. When enabled, the SDK uploads crash logs from the client to the server.
Generic QR code for MDK New The SAP mobile service cockpit now supports generic QR codes for applications developed with Mobile Development Kit. Previously separate QR codes were generated for Apple and Android applications. You can still configure separate QR codes manually.


Feature Type Description
New authentication method New A new app-level security authentication method is available, "API Key Only". Use cases provide "anonymous" access or "no authentication" options, similar to what is offered in the Neo landscape. Only AppRouter allows API Key authentication. The Anonymous section is now renamed to API Key on the app Security tab.
Application plan New A new column called License Type now appears on the application overview page, and the information appears under Application Details. This enables you to identify the application plan that was in place when the app was created.
Change the SAP mobile service cockpit language Change You can change the SAP mobile service cockpit user interface language via User Setting. Previously, you could only change the UTC/time zone through User Setting.
Test destination links in a browser New Use the new Launch in Browser icon to test destination links that cannot be tested using Ping or OData tests (for example, destinations involving SAP Cloud Connector or, in general, destinations that cannot be invoked from the logged in administrator). Previously, Ping and Testing OData Destinations tests had been disabled for this type of destination.When you select Launch in Browser, the mobile application URL is used to test connectivity (the same URL that the application uses to interact with the destination). The application URL is modified and routed through App-router, which allows a separate login by a business user (end user). The results appear in a separate web browser tab.

Last update: February 4, 2021