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Add a URL App to Your Portal Site

Create a URL app and add it to the launchpad page on your Portal site.
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  • How to create a URL app and add it to your site
Lindsay BertJune 3, 2020
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August 4, 2019

In this tutorial you’ll add a URL app to your Portal site.

  • Step 1
    1. Click the Content Manager icon in the left panel of the Site Manager.
      Content manager icon
  • Step 2

    Click New and select App from the list.

    Content manager empty new app

    The App editor opens on the PROPERTIES tab.

    1. Enter the following values:

      • Title: Innovation at SAP

      • Open App: In place

      • URL:

      App editor properties tab
    2. Click the NAVIGATION tab to specify the intent of your app.

    3. Enter the following values:

      • Semantic Object: Innovation

      • Action: Display

        The unique combination of a semantic object and an action is called an intent. It is used to define navigation to an application.

      App editor navigation tab
    4. Click the VISUALIZATION tab.

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

    5. Enter the following values:

      • Subtitle: SAP.iO program

      • Information: Learn about SAP.iO

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

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

      App editor visualization tab
    6. Click Save.

    You have now configured the URL app and in the next step you will go back to the Content Manager to see it in the list of content items.

  • Step 3

    Click the Content Manager icon in the left side panel of the App editor to navigate to the top level of your configured content.

    Go to content manager icon

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

    Content manager with app

    For end users to view the app in runtime, you must assign the app to a role. Any end user who is a member of this role will be able to access the app. In this tutorial, we use the Everyone role. You also need to assign the app to a group so that it’s visible in the Launchpad page.

    This is described in the following steps.

  • Step 4

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

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

    1. Go back to the Content Manager and click the Everyone role.

      Click Everyone role
    2. Click Edit.

    3. In the Role editor, in the Assignments panel, type In 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.

  • Step 5

    In this step, you’ll create a new group and assign your app to it.

    A group is a set of one or more apps displayed together in the launchpad. Assigning apps to groups allows users to view them in the launchpad page.

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

      Add a new group
    2. Enter the Title SAP and in the Assignments panel on the upper right of the screen, type in the first two letters of your app (in this case it will be In), to search for your app. You should see Innovation at SAP.

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

      7 group editor assign app
    4. Click Save.

  • Step 6
    1. Click the Site Directory icon in the left panel.

      Open the Site Directory
    2. On the JobCore Portal tile in the Site Directory, click the Go to site icon:

      9a Go to site

    The Home page opens. You’ll see that your new app is displayed in the SAP group. The app that you created in the previous tutorial is displayed in the Purchasing group.

    9b Site with one group and one app

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

    Congratulations you’ve created a Portal site and added two apps to it!

    Which items does the app need to be assigned to in order to make it visible in the launchpad?

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