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Set Up the SAP Launchpad Service

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Set Up the SAP Launchpad Service

Set Up the SAP Launchpad Service

August 3, 2021
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August 4, 2019
To get started with building a launchpad site in the SAP Launchpad service, you must perform the required onboarding steps.

You will learn

  • How to subscribe to the SAP Launchpad service
  • How to assign yourself to the Launchpad_Admin role so that you can create and manage sites in the SAP Launchpad service
  • How to access the SAP Launchpad service
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  • If you want to use a trial environment, you need to first register it. You can register to a trial account using this link: Create a trial account.
  • If you’re using a production environment, you should have a subaccount configured. If you don’t have a configured subaccount, refer to this topic: Initial Setup.

In this group of tutorials our goal is to create a launchpad site using the SAP Launchpad service. But before we can do this, there are some steps you’ll need to do in the SAP BTP cockpit.

Step 1: Subscribe to the SAP Launchpad service

Before you can access the SAP Launchpad service, you first need to subscribe to it.

  1. Log onto SAP BTP and click Go To Your Trial Account.

    Enter trial account

    If this is your first time accessing your trial account, you’ll have to configure your account by choosing a region (select the region closest to you). Your user profile will be set up for you automatically.

    Wait until your account is set up and ready to go. Your global account, your subaccount, your organization, and your space are launched. This may take a couple of minutes.

  2. Click Continue if you get this popup.

  3. Click the trial tile to navigate to your trial subaccount in the SAP BTP cockpit. If you’re using your own subaccount, you can select it instead.

    Open trial account

  4. Click Go to Marketplace. Alternatively, you can navigate to the service marketplace by clicking on the Services menu item and selecting Service Marketplace.

    The Service Marketplace provides you access to all services and applications that you can access from the SAP BTP cockpit.

    Go to marketplace
  5. Enter launchpad in the search box and click the Launchpad Service tile.

    Click Launchpad tile

    If you aren’t able to find the Launchpad Service tile, or if you can’t access it, you may be using an older trial account. You can easily add it to your account via the Entitlements area. Click Configure Entitlements and then Add Service Plans. Then search for launchpad, check the standard plan, and click Add 1 Service Plan. Don’t forget to save in the next screen.

  6. From the Overview tab on the right, click the Actions icon (…) and select Create in the opened menu to create a new subscription.

    Create subscription

    You can also use the Create button at the top right of the screen.

  7. In the New Instance or Subscription dialog box that opens, leave the basic information that appears there and click Create.

  8. You’ll get confirmation that your subscription is being created. Click View Subscription.

    View subscription

    This step will redirect you to the Services -> Instances and Subscriptions screen. This screen provides you with an overview of all services and applications that are currently active.

  9. From the Instances and Subscriptions screen, under the Subscriptions tab or in the Overview section, you’ll see that you are subscribed to the Launchpad Service.

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Step 2: Add yourself to the Launchpad_Admin role

To be able to access the SAP Launchpad service, users must be assigned to the Launchpad_Admin role. In this step, you’ll assign yourself to this role so that you can access the service and create a launchpad site.

  1. Click Security > Trust Configuration from the side menu.

    Trust configuration
  2. Click Default identity provider to select the SAP ID Service.

    Click default identity provider
  3. Enter your email address and then click Show Assignments.

    show assignments
  4. Click Assign Role Collection.

    Assign role collection
  5. Scroll down until you find the Launchpad_Admin role, select it, and then click Assign Role Collection.

    Assign Launchpad Admin

You have now been assigned to the Launchpad_Admin role and you can access the SAP Launchpad service and carry out all your admin tasks.

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Step 3: Access the SAP Launchpad service

You are now ready to access the SAP Launchpad service.

  1. Use the breadcrumbs to open your trial account.

    Open Subscriptions
  2. Click Instances and Subscriptions from the side panel, click the Subscriptions tab, click the Actions icon (…) on the right, and select Go to Application.

    Go to application

The SAP Launchpad service opens with the Site Directory in focus. This is where you’ll create and manage your launchpad sites.

Open Site Directory

Which role do you need in order to carry out admin tasks in the SAP Launchpad service?

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