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Create a Cloud Foundry Account

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Create a Cloud Foundry Account
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Create a Cloud Foundry Account


Set up a trial account for Cloud Foundry on SAP Cloud Platform.

You will learn

  • How to create a new trial Cloud Foundry account on SAP Cloud platform
  • How to navigate to your sub-account and space
  • Where to find information on three important Cloud Foundry areas: Applications, Service Marketplace, and Service Instances

Step 1: Log into SAP Cloud Platform

Start by logging into SAP Cloud Platform.

If you don’t have an account on SAP Cloud Platform yet, go to the Get a Free Trial Account on SAP Cloud Platform tutorial, and then come back to this step.

Log onto SAP Cloud Platform
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Step 2: Select account type

The opening screen will appear. Choose Cloud Foundry Trial as the type of account.

Click the Cloud Foundry Trial button
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Step 3: Verify your account

You will see a message that you need to verify your account with a phone number. Click Verify your phone number to trigger that flow.

verification popover

Enter your phone number and click New Code to retrieve a code. Please enter this code as well and click Continue to verify your account.

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Step 4: Select region for trial account

Clicking on the Cloud Foundry trial link will bring up the Start Cloud Foundry Trial dialog box. Choose one of regions from this list.

We suggest the Europe (Frankfurt) region because it has the largest list of services. If you want to use a region closer to you, check to be certain it has the services you want before selecting it.

Choose a nearby region

You will then see a dialog box while the account is set up. When complete, the dialog box will look like this. Click Go To Space to continue.

Dialog setting up space
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Step 5: Learn about Applications and Service Marketplace tabs

A Cloud Foundry space is the logical container of your runtime artefacts such as Applications, and Service Instances.

The Applications tab is where all of your applications will be listed, and new applications can be added in to your Cloud Foundry runtime environment.

The Applications Tab

The Service Marketplace is where you can find services to attach to any of your applications. These services are provided by SAP Cloud Platform to make it easier to create, and produce, web applications quickly and easily. Once a service has been created, we call it a service instance.

Service Marketplace
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Step 6: Navigate to the subaccount page

Use the breadcrumb navigation control to get to the subaccount page

The trial account contains one subaccount and space. The details of subaccounts and spaces will be discussed in later tutorials.

For now, click on the trial subaccount.

Select trial subaccount
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Step 7: Navigate to the Spaces page

Once you are in the subaccount, there is one more step to get back to your working area, or Space.

Start by clicking on the Spaces box in the right navigation bar.
Next, click on the dev space box to open your working space.

Click on the dev space to move to the correct space

Now, you should be in the area you’ve been earlier, labeled Space: dev - Applications

You are now set up to use the Cloud Foundry systems on SAP Cloud Platform.

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