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 Setup of Catalogs, Groups, and Roles in the SAP Fiori Launchpad

 

The SAP Fiori launchpad is the access point to apps on mobile or desktop devices. The apps are displayed via tiles. These tiles provide access to the single apps. The apps are organized by the following entities:

  • Catalog

    A catalog is a set of apps you want to make available for one role. Depending on the role and the catalogs assigned to the role, users can browse through the catalogs and choose the apps that they want to display on the entry page of the SAP Fiori launchpad.

    Note Note

    All KPIs that were modeled and activated by using the SAP Smart Business modeler apps are automatically added to a predefined KPI catalog. All users who have the role /UI2/SAP_KPIFRW5_TCR_S have access to this KPI catalog and are authorized to see the KPIs included in it. You cannot change the catalog by using the SAP Fiori launchpad designer.

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  • Group

    A group is a subset of apps from one or more catalogs. Which tiles are displayed on a user’s entry page depends on the groups assigned to the user’s role. In addition, the user can personalize the entry page by adding or removing apps to pre-delivered groups or self-defined groups.

    Note Note

    To add KPIs from the predefined KPI catalog to groups, administrators require the role /UI2/SAP_KPIFRW5_TCR_S.

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  • Roles (PFCG): Provides access to the assigned groups and catalogs.

Recommendation Recommendation

For the catalogs, groups and roles related to apps that use an app launcher tile, SAP delivers technical content as well as business content. The business content, for example, business roles and business catalogs, can be used as showcases of how you can design roles, catalogs, and groups.

When creating your own catalogs, groups, and roles for these apps, SAP recommends using the technical content as a basis. The technical catalogs as part of this technical content contain the apps for a product area. You can identify technical catalogs through *_TC_* in the technical name. The technical roles per area to which the technical catalogs are assigned contain *_TCR_* in their technical name.

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Procedure

  1. For apps that use an app launcher tile, create a custom catalog based on a technical catalog.

    For more information, see the following documentation:

    • For SAP NetWeaver 7.31, see SAP Library for User Interface Add-On 1.0 on SAP Help Portal at Start of the navigation path http://help.sap.com/nw-uiaddonInformation published on SAP site Next navigation step Application Help Next navigation step SAP Fiori Launchpad Next navigation step Using the Launchpad Designer Next navigation step Setting Up Catalogs, Tiles, and Groups Next navigation step Catalogs and Tiles Next navigation step Adding or Removing Tiles or Target Mappings End of the navigation path.

    • For SAP NetWeaver 7.4, see the documentation on SAP Help Portal at Start of the navigation path http://help.sap.com/nw74Information published on SAP site Next navigation step Application Help Next navigation step UI Technologies in SAP NetWeaver Next navigation step SAP Fiori Launchpad Next navigation step Using the Launchpad Designer Next navigation step Setting Up Catalogs, Tiles, and Groups Next navigation step Catalogs and Tiles Next navigation step Adding or Removing Tiles or Target Mappings End of the navigation path.

  2. Create a custom group and assign apps from your custom catalog or from the predefined KPI catalog.

    For more information, see the following documentation:

    • For SAP NetWeaver 7.31, see SAP Library for User Interface Add-On 1.0 on SAP Help Portal at Start of the navigation path http://help.sap.com/nw-uiaddonInformation published on SAP site Next navigation step Application Help Next navigation step SAP Fiori Launchpad Next navigation step Using the Launchpad Designer Next navigation step Setting Up Catalogs, Tiles, and Groups Next navigation step Groups and Tiles Next navigation step Creating or Removing Groups End of the navigation path.

    • For SAP NetWeaver 7.4, see the documentation on SAP Help Portal at Start of the navigation path http://help.sap.com/nw74Information published on SAP site Next navigation step Application Help Next navigation step UI Technologies in SAP NetWeaver Next navigation step SAP Fiori Launchpad Next navigation step Using the Launchpad Designer Next navigation step Setting Up Catalogs, Tiles, and Groups Next navigation step Groups and Tiles Next navigation step Creating or Removing Groups End of the navigation path.

  3. Create a custom PFCG role and assign catalogs and groups as required.

    For more information, see the following documentation:

    • For SAP NetWeaver 7.31, see SAP Library for User Interface Add-On 1.0 on SAP Help Portal at Start of the navigation path http://help.sap.com/nw-uiaddonInformation published on SAP site Next navigation step Application Help Next navigation step SAP Fiori Launchpad Next navigation step Setting Up the Launchpad Next navigation step Configuring Authorization Roles Next navigation step Assigning Tile Catalogs and Groups to Roles End of the navigation path.

    • For SAP NetWeaver 7.4, see the documentation on SAP Help Portal at Start of the navigation path http://help.sap.com/nw74Information published on SAP site Next navigation step Application Help Next navigation step UI Technologies in SAP NetWeaver Next navigation step SAP Fiori Launchpad Next navigation step Setting Up the Launchpad Next navigation step Configuring Authorization Roles Next navigation step Assigning Tile Catalogs and Groups to Roles End of the navigation path.

  4. Assign the required PFCG roles (/UI2/SAP_KPIFRW5_TCR_S or custom PFCG role) to the users.

    For more information, see the following documentation:

    • For SAP NetWeaver 7.3, see SAP Library for User Interface Add-On 1.0 on SAP Help Portal at Start of the navigation path http://help.sap.com/nw-uiaddonInformation published on SAP site Next navigation step Application Help Next navigation step SAP Fiori Launchpad Next navigation step Setting Up the Launchpad Next navigation step Configuring Authorization Roles Next navigation step Assigning Users to Roles End of the navigation path.

    • For SAP NetWeaver 7.4, see the documentation on SAP Help Portal at Start of the navigation path http://help.sap.com/nw74Information published on SAP site Next navigation step Application Help Next navigation step UI Technologies in SAP NetWeaver Next navigation step SAP Fiori Launchpad Next navigation step Setting Up the Launchpad Next navigation step Configuring Authorization Roles Next navigation step Assigning Users to Roles End of the navigation path.

More Information

You can use remote catalogs. For more information, see:

  • For SAP NetWeaver 7.31:Start of the navigation path http://help.sap.com/nw-uiaddonInformation published on SAP site Next navigation step Application Help Next navigation step SAP Fiori Launchpad Next navigation step Using the Launchpad Designer Next navigation step Setting Up Catalogs, Tiles, and Groups Next navigation step Catalogs and Tiles Next navigation step Remote Catalogs End of the navigation path

  • For SAP NetWeaver 7.4:Start of the navigation path http://help.sap.com/nw74Information published on SAP site Next navigation step Application Help Next navigation step UI Technologies in SAP NetWeaver Next navigation step SAP Fiori Launchpad Next navigation step Using the Launchpad Designer Next navigation step Setting Up Catalogs, Tiles, and Groups Next navigation step Catalogs and Tiles Next navigation step Remote Catalogs End of the navigation path