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Integrate a URL App into Your Portal Site

09/26/2019

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

You create business content such as apps, groups, catalogs, and roles, using the Portal service Site Manager on the subaccount level (and not for a specific site). Apps are consumed from specific sites according to their role assignment.

Step 1: Go to the Content Manager

To go to the Content Manager, do the following:

  1. Use the back arrow to get to the Site Manager.

    Go back to Site Manager
  2. Click the Content Manager icon in the left panel.

    Content manager icon
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Step 2: Create a new app

Note that by default, the Everyone role is provided and is visible in the Content manager.

Click New and select App from the list.

Content manager empty new app

The App editor opens and now you can configure your new app.

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Step 3: Configure the URL app

The App editor opens on the PROPERTIES tab.

  1. Enter the following values:

    • Title: Innovation at SAP

    • Open App: In place

    • URL: https://sap.io

    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

    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 can then use the back arrow to get back to the Content Manager to see your app in the list of content items.

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Step 4: 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 end users to view the app in runtime, you must assign a role to the app. Any end user who needs to view this app, should be a member of the role that you have assigned to 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.

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Step 5: Assign group to app

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

You are assigning your app to a group so that your site user can see it in the Launchpad page. 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.

    Add a new group
  2. Enter the Title SAP and in the Assignments panel on the upper right of the screen, type 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.

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Step 6: 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.

    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.

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Step 7: Review the site
  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. 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 Innovation at SAP tile.

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

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