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2425006 - How to configure Apache reverse proxy to use it with SAP Analytics Cloud


  • Some workflows using SAP Analytics Cloud will require you to set up a reverse proxy. Apache is one of the most popular web servers and it is also supported as reverse proxy in SAP Analytics Cloud.
  • You want to connect to your HANA on-premise and you can use a reverse proxy. You want to use a SAML Identity Provider and the recommended proxy is Apache. 
  • You want to connect to your BI Universe via BOE Live Data Connect, and you can use a reverse proxy.


  • SAP Analytics Cloud
  • Apache server 2.4.23 or higher


Apache consulting and support

The Apache Software Foundation distributes Apache web server free of charge. When you install and use Apache web server you agree to follow the terms and conditions provided by Apache.

More details on the Apache licenses page:

You can obtain support directly from Apache through different channels:

SAP Product Support will only provide best effort support to help you troubleshoot your configuration using Apache reverse proxy to connect to SAP Analytics Cloud.

Installation guide for Windows

As mentioned in Apache HTTP website, The Apache HTTP Server Project itself does not provide binary releases of software, only source code. For Windows, they offer a list of popular options to deploy the server.

Installation guide for Linux

Different Linux distributions have different Apache HTTP server versions and installers. Please refer to your distribution documentation to follow the steps required to install and configure Apache HTTP server, OpenSSL and required modules.

Please, consult with your vendor to install Apache and configure it to support HTTPS.

Live Data Connection to SAP HANA via Apache HTTP

After you have correctly installed and tested Apache reverse proxy, the specific configuration that you need to follow in order to connect to HANA on-premise, your SAML Identity Provider, etc. can be found in the product's documentation guide.

Live Data Connection to BI Universe via Apache HTTP

You can set up reverse proxy to deploy SAP BOE Live Data Connect component behind a reverse proxy. Document can be found here.

If your issue is not resolved you can start an SAP Analytics Cloud Discussion in the SAP Community.

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