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Set Up SAP Cloud Platform Launchpad Service
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Set Up SAP Cloud Platform Launchpad Service

September 9, 2020
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August 4, 2019
To get started with building a launchpad site, you must perform the required onboarding steps.

You will learn

  • How to subscribe to the Launchpad service
  • How to assign yourself to the Launchpad_Admin role so that you can create and manage launchpad sites
  • How to access the Launchpad service

Prerequisites

  • 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 Cloud Platform Launchpad service. But before we can do this, there are some steps you need to do in the SAP Cloud Platform cockpit.

Step 1: Subscribe to the Launchpad service

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

  1. Log onto SAP Cloud Platform and click Enter 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 till 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.

    Processing
  3. Click the trial tile to navigate to your trial subaccount in the SAP Cloud Platform cockpit. If you are using your own subaccount, you can select it instead.

    Open trial account

  4. Click the hamburger icon at the top of the left navigation panel to expand it.

    Expand navigation menu
  5. Click Subscriptions from the side menu.

    Click Subscriptions
  6. Enter Launchpad in the search box and click the Launchpad service tile.

    Click Launchpad tile
  7. Click Subscribe and wait for the status to change to Subscribed.

    Subscribe to the Portal
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Step 2: Add yourself to the Launchpad_Admin role

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

  1. Click on your trial account (or your own subaccount) using the breadcrumbs at the top.

    Open subaccount using breadcrumbs
  2. Click Security > Trust Configuration from the side menu.

    Open Role Collections
  3. Click sap.default to select the SAP ID Service.

    Click sap.default
  4. Enter your email address and then click Show Assignments.

    show assignments
  5. Click Assign Role Collection.

    Assign role collection
  6. Select the Launchpad_Admin role and click Assign Role Collection.

    Assign Launchpad Admin

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

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Step 3: Access the Launchpad service

You are now ready to access the Launchpad service.

  1. Use the breadcrumbs to open your trial account.

    Open Subscriptions
  2. Click Subscriptions from the side panel.

    Open subscriptions
  3. Search for the Launchpad tile. You’ll see that you are now subscribed to the Launchpad service.

  4. Click Go to Application on the Launchpad tile.

    Access Launchpad Service
  5. Add your credentials if you are prompted to do so.

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

Open Site Directory

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