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Prepare the Portal Environment for Creating Sites

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Prepare the Portal Environment for Creating Sites

Prepare the Portal Environment for Creating Sites

To get started with building a Portal site, administrators must perform the required onboarding steps.

You will learn

  • How to subscribe to the Portal Service
  • How to assign users to the Super_Admin role so that they can design Portal sites
  • How to access the Portal service


  • You’ve created a SAP Cloud Platform trial account in the Cloud Foundry environment on an AWS Data Center. You can create a trial account using this link: Create a trial account.
  • You can also use a subaccount in your SAP Cloud Platform global account. If you don’t have a subaccount in the Cloud Foundry environment, refer to this topic: Initial Setup.

In this group of tutorials our goal is to create an attractive Portal site using the SAP Cloud Platform Portal 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 Portal service

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

  1. Log onto SAP Cloud Platform and click Enter Your Trial Account.

    Enter trial account
  2. Click on 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

  3. Click Subscriptions from the side menu.

    Click Subscriptions
  4. Enter Portal in the search box and click the Portal service tile.

    Click Portal tile
  5. 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 Super_Admin role

To be able to do administrative tasks in the Portal you must be assigned to the Super_Admin role. In this step, you will first create a role collection and then you’ll assign yourself to the Super_Admin role.

  1. Click on your subaccount again using the breadcrumbs at the top.

    Open subaccount using breadcrumbs
  2. Click Security > Role Collections from the side menu.

    Open Role Collections
  3. Click New Role Collection and then name your role collection Administrator. Then click Save.

    Name role collection
  4. Click your role collection to open the Roles screen and then click Add Role.

    Add role
  5. Select the following values:

    Property Value
    Application Identifier portal-cf-service!<id>
    In the screen capture below, the Application Identifier has an ID at the end. This ID is different on your system – just make sure that you choose the value with this format: portal-cf-service!<id>
    Role Template Super_Admin
    Role Super_Admin
    Add role properties
  6. Click Save.

  7. Go back to your subaccount (you can use the breadcrumbs at the top of your screen).

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

    Select Trust Configuration
  9. Click the SAP ID Service.

  10. Enter your email address and then click Show Assignments.

    Show Assignments
  11. If your user is not part of the SAP ID Service you will get the following popup. Click Add User.

    Add user to ID Service

  12. Click Assign Role Collection. In the dialog box, select the Administrator role collection that you defined above and then click Assign Role Collection.

    Assign Role Collection

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

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Step 3: Access the Portal service

You are now ready to access the Portal service.

  1. Click on your subaccount.

  2. Click Subscriptions from the side panel.

    Open Subscriptions

    You’ll see that you are now subscribed to the Portal service.

  3. Click Go to Application on the Portal tile.

    Access Portal Service
  4. Add your credentials if you are prompted to do so.

The Portal service opens with the Site Directory in focus. This is where you create and manage the sites that you create for this subaccount.

Open Site Directory

Which role do you need in order to carry out admin tasks in the Portal service on Cloud Foundry?

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