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Set up your local infrastructure to develop with SAP S/4HANA Cloud SDK


Set up your system to create an SAP Cloud Platform application with the S/4HANA Cloud SDK.

You will learn

In this tutorial, you will go through the steps required to install the SDK and corresponding tools to use it for the development of your SAP Cloud Platform application.


For a complete overview visit the SAP S/4HANA Cloud SDK Overview.

Step 1: Prepare the Infrastructure

On Windows (Windows 7+ / Windows Server 2003+)

Install Chocolatey (a package manager for Windows)

@powershell -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString(''))" && SET "PATH=%PATH%;%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\chocolatey\bin"

Install Java Development Kit; if not yet available, install a specific JDK (e.g. JDK 8)

choco install jdk8

Install Maven

choco install maven

On Mac

Install Homebrew (Mac package manager to help with the remaining installation)

/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL"

2. Install Java Development Kit, if it is not yet available

brew update
brew cask install java

Tip: Install a specific JDK if you like (e.g. JDK 8)

brew cask install caskroom/versions/java8

Install Maven

brew update
brew install maven
Step 2: Install IDE

To develop your first ‘Hello World’ application with SAP S/4HANA Cloud SDK, you can just use your command line and a simple text editor. However, for larger development projects you can work with the IDE of your choice.

We recommend using Intellij IDEA or Eclipse. Follow the installation instructions of corresponding tools to prepare your IDE. In case you use Eclipse, make sure to install the Maven plugin for Eclipse.

Step 3: Troubleshooting with Corporate Proxies

Some of the steps in the upcoming tutorial blogs will fail if you sit behind a corporate proxy. If you cannot escape the proxy, you need to tell Maven where your proxy is located.
To do this, you need to cd to your ~/.m2 directory (e.g. on Windows: C:/Users/<username>/.m2) and create a file called settings.xml. Then you paste the following content:

<settings xmlns=""

After finishing these steps, you are ready to start the development of your SAP Cloud Platform applications with SAP S/4HANA Cloud SDK. If you are interested to learn more, stay tuned for the upcoming development topics that we will cover in the following tutorials: available project templates in the SDK, setting up the communication with SAP S/4HANA, deployment on Cloud Foundry, etc.

Next Steps

Choose your next step depending on whether you would like to deploy to Cloud Foundry or Neo:
- Tutorial for Cloud Foundry: Create a sample application on Cloud Foundry using SAP S/4HANA Cloud SDK
- Tutorial for Neo: Create a sample application on SCP Neo using SAP S/4HANA Cloud SDK

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