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Integrate a URL App to Your Portal Site on SAP Cloud Platform on Cloud Foundry

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Integrate a URL App to Your Portal Site on SAP Cloud Platform on Cloud Foundry

08/04/2019

Create a URL app and add it to the launchpad page on your Portal site on Cloud Foundry.

You will learn

  • How to create a URL app and add it to your site

Step 1: Go to Content Manager

In this tutorial you are going to add a URL app to the Launchpad page.

When you open the JobCore Portal site, you see that the Pages editor is in focus.

Click the Content icon in the left panel.

Content manager icon
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Step 2: Create a new app

By default, the content item of a site only contains the Everyone role.

Click New and select App from the list:

Content manager empty new app
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Step 3: Specify app general properties

The App editor opens on the PROPERTIES tab.

Enter the following values:

  • Title: Careers at SAP

  • Open App: In a new tab

  • URL: https://www.sap.com/about/careers.html

App editor properties tab
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Step 4: Specify app navigation properties

Click the NAVIGATION tab.

Here you need to specify the intent of your app, which includes a semantic object and the action you want to perform on this object.

Enter the following values:

  • Semantic Object: Careers

  • Action: Display

App editor navigation tab
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Step 5: Specify app visualization properties

Click the VISUALIZATION tab.

In this tab, you specify how the app will be displayed in the launchpad.

Enter the following values:

  • Subtitle: Open Positions

  • Information: Search for a job

  • Icon: Click the browse icon, type Search and click OK.

You see a preview of the tile with all the properties you entered.

The result should look like this:

App editor visualization tab

Click Save.

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Step 6: Go back to Content Manager

Click the arrow in the top left corner of the app editor to go back to the Content Manager.

Go to content manager icon

In the Content Manager, you see your app in the list:

Content manager with app

If you want to open your app for editing, simply click it and click Edit in the App editor:

App editor Edit

You have now created a URL app for your site.

Before you can see the app in the launchpad you need to:

  • Add a group and assign your app to it

  • Assign a role to the app that is assigned to you. We will use the Everyone role.

This is described in the following steps.

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Step 7: Assign group to app

In this step, you will create a group and assign it to your app.

A group is a set of one or more apps displayed together in the launchpad.

  1. In the Content Manager, click + New and select Group to open the Group editor.

  2. Enter the Title SAP and in the Assignments panel on the upper right of the screen, type Ca to search for your app. You should see Careers.

  3. In the Results list, click + to assign this group to your app.

    7 group editor assign app
  4. Click Save.

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Step 8: Assign the Everyone role

In this step you’ll assign the Everyone role to your app.

Content assigned to the Everyone role is visible to all users.

  1. In the Content Manager, click the Everyone role.

  2. Click Edit.

  3. In the Role editor, in the Assignments panel, type Ca to search for your app.

  4. In the Results list, click + to assign this role to your app:

    8 role editor assign app
  5. Click Save.

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Step 9: Review the site

At the top right of your screen, click the Go to site icon:

9a Go to site

The Home page opens. Navigate to the Launchpad page by clicking My Apps. This is what you’ll see:

9b Site with one group and one app

You can now launch your application by clicking the Careers at SAP tile.

Congratulations! You’ve created and added your first app to the Launchpad page in your Portal site!

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Next Steps

Prerequisites

  • Locate the URL of the app you want to add to the site.
  • The JobCore Portal site is open.
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