I created HANA cloud trial account and created an instance.
I downloaded Eclipse and installed SAP development tools for Eclipse.
Then I added HANA Cloud platform system and provided the account name, user name and password (which I initially used to create the HANA cloud trial account).
At this stage, I could see the instance I created in the cloud platform in Eclipse. So far so good.
But from this point, I am getting user authorization errors when I try to do anything in Eclipse. For ex, if I try to check the database status, I am getting this error:
"Can't open the Administration editor; you do not have the required privilege"
If i try to create a user, I am getting this error:
"You need privilege USER ADMIN to perform this action"
I am also not able to create a user directly in the Cloud platform.
How should I proceed?
all the points you described you cannot do on the HANA trial instance because of missing authorizations. These points are limitations of the HANA trial instance on HCP which you cannot resolve. For the points you wanna do you need a productive instance for which you have to pay of course.
But already on the trial instance you can do several things regarding development. I would recommend to go through documentation SAP HANA Cloud Platform - Using a Trial SAP HANA Instance to make you familiar with the specific things.