Set Up SAP Launchpad Service Using the Free Tier Model for SAP BTP
- How to manage entitlements for the Launchpad service
- How to subscribe to the launchpad service
- How to assign the
Launchpad_Adminrole to your user
- How to access the Launchpad service
Before you can follow this tutorial, you need to first get a SAP BTP subaccount with a Free Tier Service plan. To obtain it, please follow: Get an Account on SAP BTP to Try Out Free Tier Service Plans.
When following the above tutorial, please use these values:
- Step 8 - Create a subaccount: Choose
Europe (Frankfurt)as the region and enter
JobCore EMEAas the subaccount display name.
- Step 9.5 - Assign entitlements for Cloud Foundry environment: Select
Launchpad Serviceas the service and select the
- Step 11 - Create a space: Enter
devas the name of your space.
>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.
The free tier service plan enables you to easily upgrade to paid service plans without losing prior work.
- Step 1
Entitlements are your right to provision and consume a resource. They refer to what you’re entitled to use (e.g., which services and service plans). To use the free tier plan for SAP BTP, you must first entitle your subaccount for the free plan.
In your global account, navigate to Entitlements > Entity Assignments.
In the Select Entities dropdown list, choose the
JobCore EMEAsubaccount that you want to assign entitlements to, and click Select.
You’ll see a table for the subaccount with all the entitlements it already has.
Click Configure Entitlements.
Click Add Service Plans.
Search for the Launchpad Service and then check the free (Application) plan that you want to entitle.
Click Add Service Plan to exit the popup screen.
- Step 2
Now that you’ve entitled your subaccount for the free plan, you will subscribe to the SAP Launchpad service.
JobCore EMEAsubaccount and select Services > Service Marketplace.
Launchpadin the search field to search for the Launchpad Service tile.
Click the tile to get information about the service and then click Create in the top right corner to subscribe to the service.
You’ll get a popup with basic information about the subscription, showing that your plan is
free. Click Create.
You are informed that your request for a new subscription is in process. Click View Subscription to view the Subscribed status on the Services and Instances page.
- Step 3
To be able to access the SAP Launchpad service, users must be assigned to the
Launchpad_Adminrole. In this step, you’ll assign yourself to this role so that you can access the service and create a launchpad site.
Click Role Collections from the side menu.
In the search field start typing
Launchpadto find the
Launchpad_Adminrole collection to see all its details.
Under the Users tab, enter your email in both the ID and the E-Mail fields. Then click Save.
You’ve now been assigned to the
Launchpad_Adminrole collection and you can access the SAP Launchpad service and carry out all your admin tasks.
Note that it may take a few minutes for the admin role assignment to take effect. Until it does, you may get an “Access Denied” error when you click Go to Application in the next step.
- Step 4
You are now ready to access the SAP Launchpad service.
From the side panel, click Instances and Subscriptions.
Under the Subscriptions tab, click the Launchpad Service or you can click Go to Application on the right.
The SAP Launchpad service opens with the Site Directory in focus. This is where you’ll create and manage your launchpad sites.
The free tier model for SAP BTP allows you to easily upgrade to paid service plans without losing prior work: