You want to configure a Live Data connection in SAP Analytics Cloud and you want to use a reverse proxy in your overall technical architecture.
- SAP Analytics Cloud
- Web Dispatcher
The recommended method of configuring Live Connections in SAP Analytics Cloud is using Direct Connection with CORS (Cross Origin Resource Sharing).
- You are NOT required to install, configure and maintain a 3rd party product such as Apache HTTP server.
- In the case of the Apache HTTP server, SAP Support cannot help troubleshoot software (Apache HTTP server) since it is not an SAP product as stated in the SAP maintenance agreement.
- Your company may have policies against installing software for productive systems without a valid support contract.
What should I configure instead?
In the product documentation you will find documentation to enable Direct connections with CORS to the following Live data sources:
- SAP HANA
- SAP BW (Business Warehouse)
- S/4HANA on-premise
- SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform (BI)
What do I need if I want to connect from outside my network?
- Direct connections require that your browser has direct connectivity to your data sources.
- That is not a network problem but you may want to enable a Direct Live Data Connection for users outside your corporate network.
- Your users must connect first to your corporate network via VPN to be able to connect directly to your data sources.
SAP Web Dispatcher only for your data source
- SAP Web Dispatcher can be used as simple reverse proxy to allow your web browser to connect to your on premise data source via a Direct connection.
- Connect to your usual SAP Analytics Cloud tenant URL as it is internet accessible and use SAP Web Dispatcher only for the required on premise resources.
- Further documentation on SAP Web Dispatcher can be found at https://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=414089394 and https://help.sap.com/viewer/683d6a1797a34730a6e005d1e8de6f22/7.5.12/en-US/488fe37933114e6fe10000000a421937.html
- How to find User Assistance for SAP Analytics Cloud?
- Ask a question on the SAP Community!
- 2487011 - What information do I need to provide when opening incidents with SAP Analytics Cloud (Hint: Use component LOD-ANA*)
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