Launchpad service in SAP Cloud Platform Cloud Foundry


Dear SAPLearners, in this blog post we will learn about Launchpad service in SAP Cloud Platform.

What is Launchpad?

As per the documentation,

SAP Cloud Platform Launchpad enables organizations to establish a central point of access to SAP (e.g. SAP S/4HANA), custom-built, and third party applications and extensions, both on the cloud and on premise.

The primary focus of SAP Cloud Platform Launchpad service is to achieve a central Fiori Launchpad.

The Launchpad service is very similar to the Portal Service. The key difference is that the freestyle capability is removed from the Launchpad service. For more detail, check out the documentation.

Now lets navigate through the below steps to access and work with SAP Cloud Platform Launchpad service.

Step-by-Step Procedure

Log-on SAP Cloud Platform, navigate to the sub-account and make sure that you have necessary Administrator role to follow the below steps.

Subscribe to the Launchpad Service

1. In the SAP Cloud Platform cockpit, navigate to sub-account and from the side-menu select Subscriptions.

2. Click the Launchpad service.

SAP Cloud Platform Launchpad Service Step1

3. In the Launchpad service overview screen, click Subscribe. After couple of seconds the status changes from Not Subscribed to Subscribed.

SAP Cloud Platform Launchpad Service Step2

Assign Launchpad_Admin Role Collection

4. Navigate back to the sub-account and from the side menu, choose Security > Trust Configuration.

SAP Cloud Platform Launchpad Service Step3

5. Enter email address of the Admin user and and click on Show Assignments.

SAP Cloud Platform Launchpad Service Step4

6. Click on Assign Role Collection and select Launchpad_Admin.

SAP Cloud Platform Launchpad Service Step5

Access the Launchpad Service

6. From the sub-account, choose Subscriptions from the side menu.

7. Click the Launchpad service and then click Go to Application to open the site manager. Site Manager is the design time tool for managing sites and content.

SAP Cloud Platform Launchpad Service Step6


Congrats!! you have successfully activated Launchpad service in SCP Cloud Foundry.

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