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Subscribe to the SAP Launchpad Service

This tutorial shows you how to subscribe to the SAP Launchpad service.
You will learn
  • How to subscribe to SAP Launchpad service
  • How to test your SAP Launchpad site
manjuXManju ShankarDecember 6, 2022
  • Step 1

    In this tutorial, you will use the SAP Launchpad service to access your CAP service and its UI. Additionally, the SAP Launchpad service provides features like personalization, role-based visibility, theming, and more. You can add multiple applications to one launchpad, including subscribed ones and applications from SAP S/4HANA or SAP BTP.

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  • Step 2
    1. Enter your Global Account. If you are using a trial account, choose Go To Your Trial Account.

    2. Choose Account Explorer.

    3. In the Subaccounts tab, choose the subaccount where you have deployed your service and application.

      Choose Subaccount
    4. Choose ServicesService Marketplace on the left.

    5. Search for the Launchpad Service tile and choose Create.

      Create Launchpad Service
    6. Keep the default settings for Service and Plan and choose Create.

      New Instance or Subscription

    You have now subscribed to the SAP Launchpad service.

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  • Step 3

    You need to assign your user to the Launchpad_Admin role collection, so you don’t get an error accessing the Launchpad Service site later on.

    1. Choose SecurityUsers on the left.

    2. Choose your user.

    3. Under Role Collections on the right, choose Assign Role Collection and assign the Launchpad_Admin role collection to your user.

      Add role
    4. Open another browser or clear your browser’s cache.

    See section Initial Setup in the SAP Launchpad service’s documentation for more details.

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  • Step 4
    1. Choose ServicesInstances and Subscriptions on the left.

    2. Locate the Launchpad Service under Subscriptions and choose Go to Application.

      Instances and Subscriptions
    3. Choose Channel Manager on the left and refresh the HTML5 Apps entry there.

      Refresh HTML5 Apps

      Content providers aren’t reloaded automatically when you push an app, so it’s important to manually refresh.

    4. Choose Content Manager Content Explorer and open the content provider HTML5 Apps.

      HTML5 Apps Content Provider
    5. Add the Risks and Mitigations to My Content.

      Add Apps to My Content
    6. Choose Content ManagerMy Content.

    7. In the item list, choose the item Everyone.

      Role Everyone

      Everyone is a role that has to be assigned to the Risks and Mitigations apps so all users can access them.

    8. Choose Edit, click on the search field, assign the Risks and Mitigations apps to the role, and choose Save.

      Add Apps to Role
    9. Navigate back to My Content.

    10. Choose NewGroup.

      New Group
    11. Type in Risk Management as the title of the group and assign the Risks and Mitigations apps to it.

      Create Group

      This way, you are telling the SAP Launchpad service to display the Risks and Mitigations apps in a group called Risk Management.

    12. Choose Site DirectoryCreate Site.

      Create Site
    13. Type in Risk Management Site for the site name and choose Create.

      The new site gets the Everyone role by default, so you don’t have to assign it explicitly. The default site properties are sufficient for the purposes of this tutorial.

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  • Step 5
    1. Choose Go to site.

      Go to site

      You can see the Risk Management group that includes the Mitigations and Risks apps.

    2. Open the Risks app.

      Risk Management Site

    You have launched your Risks app through the SAP Launchpad service.

    Risks App

    If you choose Go, you will get an error because you haven’t assigned a role collection to your user yet. We’ll do it in the next tutorial.

    The result of this tutorial can be found in the launchpad-service branch.

    What role is assigned to the `Risks` and `Mitigations` so all users can access them?

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