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Add a URL App to Your Launchpad Site

Create a URL app and add it to your launchpad site.
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  • How to create a URL app and add it to your site
LindsayBertLindsay BertSeptember 8, 2022
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June 1, 2020

Use the Content Manager to add a URL app to your site.

  • Step 1

    Click the Content Manager icon in the left panel to open the Content Manager.

    Content manager icon
  • Step 2
    1. Click + New and select App from the list.

      Content manager empty new app

      The app editor opens on the PROPERTIES tab.

    2. Enter the following values:

      • Title: Innovation at SAP

      • Open App: In place

      • URL:

      App editor properties tab
    3. Click the NAVIGATION tab and enter the intent of your app.

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

    4. Enter the following values:

      • Semantic Object: Innovation

      • Action: Display

      App editor navigation tab
    5. Click the VISUALIZATION tab.

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

    6. Enter the following values:

      • Subtitle: SAP.iO program

      • Information: Learn about SAP.iO

      • Icon: Click the browse icon, type visits, select the displayed icon, and click OK.

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

      App editor visualization tab
    7. Click Save.

    You have configured the URL app and in the next step you’ll 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 to open the Content Manager.

    Go to content manager icon

    In the Content Manager, you can see your app in the list.

    Content manager with app

    To view the app in runtime, you must assign the app to a role. You also need to assign the app to a group so that it’ll be visible in your launchpad site.

    This is described in the following steps.

  • Step 4

    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. Click the search box in the Assignments panel on the right, any available apps are shown in the list below.

    4. Click + to assign the Innovation at SAP app to this role.

      Role editor assign app
    5. Click Save.

  • Step 5

    A group is a set of one or more apps displayed together in a launchpad site. Assigning apps to groups, makes them visible to users.

    1. Open the Content Manager and click + New and select Group from the list.

      Add a new group
    2. Enter the Title SAP and in the Assignments panel on the right of the screen, click the search box to see any available apps in the list below.

    3. Click + to assign the Innovation at SAP app to this group.

      7 group editor assign app
    4. Click Save.

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

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

      Go to site

    You’ll see that your new app is displayed in the SAP group.

    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 launchpad site with two apps!

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

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