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SAP HANA comes with different tools that can be accessed via Browser. The URLs, of course, differ and also require certain permissions. In addition some minor configuration to the SAP HANA database needs to be done to make all tools fully available.

This is a list of all my blog-posts about those tools:

URLs, Permissions and Configuration for the Web Dispatcher

URLs, Permissions and Configuration for the HALM

URLs, Permissions and Configuration for the Web-based Development Workbench

URLs, Permissions and Configuration for the XS Classic Server

URLs, Permissions and Configuration for the HDBLCM

URLs, Permissions and Configuration for the SAP HANA Cockpit for Offline Administration


In this blog I explain how to access SAP HANA’s Web-based Development Workbench.

I am using SAP HANA 2.0 Express in a VM Ware Container.

How to download & install SAP HANA Express is explained in this Youtube-Video

I am using the Package “Server only virtual machine”.

Required Configuration

In case the Development Workbench of the System Database shall be reached, no further configuration is required.

To be able to reach the Development Workbench for a tenant database, the Web Dispatcher needs to be configured to forward incoming requests to the tenant database. The routing is done via the hostname used in the caller’s URL.

Beside the configuration of the Web Dispatcher, virtual hostnames need to be defined as well. In this example this is done by adding virtual hostnames to file /etc/hosts.

For a detailed description about all this please read my blog SAP HANA 2.0 Express Edition, Transport between Tenants. It also includes a description about howto create a tenant database.

Required Authorization

To be able to logon to Development Workbench create a new user and add the following roles.

This provides only a very minimum set of permissions.

To be a ble to do some work at least an additional role needs to be added.

All details about the roles are described in the SAP HANA Security Guide.


The URLs of the Development Workbench are:




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