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Create a REST API application definition by providing general application properties such as the application ID, description, security configuration and domain details, and defining the application and push endpoint.



  1. In the left navigation pane of SAP Control Center, click the Applications node and select the Applications tab in the right administration pane.
  2. Click New.
  3. Enter a unique Application ID.
    • SAP recommends that application IDs contain a minimum of two dots ("."). For example, the following ID is
    • Application IDs cannot start with a dot ("."). For example, the following ID is invalid:
    • Application IDs cannot have two consecutive dots ("."). For example, the following ID is invalid:
  4. Enter a Display Name and Description for the application.
  5. Select REST API as the Client SDK type.
  6. Select the appropriate security configuration from the Security configuration drop-down list.
    For applications that do not require authentication, select the anonymous security configuration or the Anonymous access checkbox.
  7. Select the appropriate domain from the Domain drop-down list.
  8. Select a Base Template to use as the template for the application connection settings.
    To review the properties of the template, click View. You can modify the template properties after you create the application.
  9. Enter the URL pointing to the EIS as the Application Endpoint.
    REST API applications require a proxy type connection endpoint. You can automatically create the proxy connection endpoint by entering a REST API URL as the Application Endpoint. This creates a proxy connection endpoint with the same name as the Application ID. If the REST API application uses an anonymous security configuration, the newly created connection endpoint will have the Allow Anonymous Access property set to True and the Address (URL) property set to the Application ID. If you want to create the proxy connection endpoint manually, create the proxy connection endpoint through the SAP Control Center Domains node.
  10. Enter the SAP Mobile Platform URL used by the EIS to forward notifications as the Push endpoint,
  11. Click OK to complete the application definition.