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Prepare to Create Workflows in SAP Cloud Platform

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Prepare to Create Workflows in SAP Cloud Platform

11/13/2019

Enable and configure services and assign the user roles you'll need for creating workflows.

You will learn

  • How to enable the workflow service and create an instance in your SAP Cloud Platform account
  • How to assign the roles you need to develop and use workflow applications


Step 1: Configure entitlements
  1. In your Web browser, open the SAP Cloud Platform cockpit. If you do not have a trial account, see Prerequisites.

  2. Choose Enter Your Trial Account.

    Enter Trial Account
  3. Choose the trial subaccount.

  4. Choose Entitlements from the left-hand navigation, then choose Configure Entitlements.

    Choose Entitlements
  5. Search for workflow.

  6. Select the Workflow service, and choose Add Service Plans.

    Add Service Plans
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Step 2: Add a workflow instance
  1. From the breadcrumbs choose trial.

  2. Choose Spaces from the left-hand navigation, and then choose dev.

  3. Choose Services | Service Marketplace from the left-hand navigation, and search for workflow.

  4. Search for the Workflow service.

    Add Service Plans

    The Workflow tile displays the service description and the service plan.

  5. Choose Instances from the left-hand navigation, then choose New Instance.

    Create Instance
  6. In the wizard that comes up, leave the data as is and proceed by choosing Next. On the last page, enter my-workflow-instance as the instance name and choose Finish.

    Name Instance
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Step 3: Create role collection
  1. Go back to your trial subaccount by choosing the trial from the breadcrumbs.

  2. From the left-hand navigation, choose Security | Role Collections, then choose New Role Collection.

    Create Role Collection
  3. Enter wfs as the name for your role collection, then choose Save.

  4. After the role collection is created, click its name and choose Add Role.

  5. In the wizard that comes up, select workflow!b10150 in the field Application Identifier. Add the following roles one by one:

    • WorkflowAdmin
    • WorkflowDeveloper
    • WorkflowInitiator
    • WorkflowParticipant
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Step 4: Assign role collection
  1. Go back to your trial subaccount by choosing the trial from the breadcrumbs.

  2. From the left-hand navigation, choose Security | Trust Configuration, then click SAP ID Service.

    Configure SAP ID Service
  3. Enter your email address, then choose Show Assignments.

    Show Assignments
  4. Choose Add User.

  5. Choose Assign Role Collection, and select the wfs collection that you created before. Then choose Assign Role Collection again.

    Assign Role Collection
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Step 5: Enable the workflow extension and Cloud Foundry
  1. In your web browser, open the cockpit of SAP Cloud Platform Trial.

  2. Choose Launch SAP Web IDE.

    Launch SAP Web IDE
  3. In the navigation area of SAP Web IDE, choose the Preferences icon.

  4. Select Extensions, and search for workflow.

  5. Toggle the switch of the Workflow Editor extension, choose Save and then Refresh.

    Enable Workflow Extension
  6. Switch to the Cloud Foundry preference.

  7. Enter your API endpoint, and select the organization and space from the respective dropdowns.

  8. Save your changes.

In the credentials popup, enter your trial user email and password.

Configure Cloud Foundry
How did you name your workflow instance? You need to remember this name to use it in the subsequent parts of this tutorial group.
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