and here another question regarding "Explore Provisioning and Administration with SAP HANA Cloud"
When I took the quiz of unit "Database Explorer for SAP HANA Cloud" I got this wrong anser reported
To me it seems that there is a contradiction. Either the explanation is not correct or "True" is correct answer.
any clarification welcome
@Meinrad When you open the database explorer for the first time, after you have closed your browser, there is an authentication request from the SAP IDS.
So to me the question and answer are correct.
@Meinrad I think you read the question and answer wrong.
Your point a)
The question is if this statement is true or false: When you open the SAP HANA database explorer, it will connect automatically to the selected database, no additional authentication is required.
That statement is false. The explanation is: Incorrect. Opening the SAP HANA database explorer does need additional authentication. The authentication is performed by the SAP ID service to map your BTP account to the SAP HANA database user account.
Where do you read in the explanation that authentication is NOT required. It clearly states that it IS required.
Your point b)
In your reality example the interactive authentication already happened when you opened SAP HANA Cloud Central, that is true. SAP HANA database explorer uses that SAP HANA Cloud Central authentication because it is still valid, and doesn't require an interactive authentication.
That you do not have to specify username/password doesn't mean that you are not authenticated. If that, in general, was true ... what would be the point of SSO?