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One of the simple way of connecting SAP API Management to any of the On-premise back-end system is via cloud connector. Here with this blog you will be able to connect SAP API Management to your backend (ABAP System) via cloud connector.

Clod Connector Overview

The SAP Cloud Platform cloud connector (cloud connector) serves as the link between on-demand applications in SAP Cloud Platform and existing on-premise systems. The cloud connector runs as on premise agent in a secured network and acts as a reverse invoke proxy between the on-premise network and SAP Cloud Platform. Due to its reverse invoke support, you don't need to configure the on-premise firewall to allow external access from the cloud to internal systems

To know more on SAP API Management, refer

In this blog I have taken an example of my hanatrial account for SAP API Management and EOP as a backend(ABAP) system


Let’s get started!


For Downloading and configuring cloud connector refer


Open cloud connector on your browser;following screen should come up

Enter User name and password to login as Admin which you have changed as per above link

Click on Add Account to add an account



Fill in the appropriate details as shown below for your account

Here for SAP API Management I have taken example of my hanatrial account



Under Account Dashboard; Account should be added

As I have added my hanatrial account as host so my hanatrial account should be added as shown below

Now we will be adding the On Prem system for eg ABAP system

Click on Cloud To On-Premise


Add Backend System as ABAP and Click Next

Select Protocol as HTTPS and click Next


Add host and port of Back end System and click Next.

In Virtual Host and port don’t put the same name and port as above


Select Principle Type as None and Click Next

Check the summary, select internal host checkbox and select Finish

System should get added

Click on Add button under Resources Accessible to add url path as”/” this is to consider all the resources after “/”

With this we have configured our back-end system and now we will check in SAP API Management whether we are able to discover the odata services from back-end system

Let’s start!

Open SAP Cloud Platform Cockpit from where I can see under Connectivity – Cloud Connectors the successful connection to the on-prem system.

That’s All you need. Now let’s go to API Portal

Services->click on API Management Tile->click on Access API Portal.

Click on Develop and Navigate to API Providers

Create API Provider

Fill the following details

Navigate to Authentication and give backend system details

In my case I am connecting to ABAP Backend system and client is 005 and hence catalog URL looks like

Note:Once we create API Provider the corresponding destination automatically  gets created with the same name

Next we create a API Proxy for a service coming from the on-premise backend system. Give API Provider as “Demo” and click on Discover. All the Odata services will be listed. Click on any one and save it.

Created API should get saved.