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- How to enable, deploy and configure the HCP predictive services for your HCP Developer Account
Enable, deploy and configure the SAP HCP predictive services
Let’s go back to the SAP HANA Cloud Platform Cockpit with your free trial account and access “Your Personal Developer Account”.
Click on your HCP Account identifier (which ends with trial) as highlighted on the below screenshot.
On the left side bar, click on Services.
Click on the Predictive Services tile
By default, the Predictive Services are not enabled.
Click on Enable
Once enable, you will need to deploy the Cloud for Predictive Analytics application.
Click on Go To Service
You might receive the following information message that you may need to upgrade your Cloud for Predictive Analytics services application (***C4PA***) which we will do next.
Click on OK
Next, you can deploy the Cloud for Predictive Analytics services application.
Click on the tile
In order to deploy the Cloud for Predictive Analytics services application in your Your Personal Developer Account, you just need to provide your HCP Account Password as highlighted on the screenshot. The other settings, like HCP Account User Name, will be filled with your current information.
Click on Deploy
Click on OK to confirm the deployment
Once deployed, you will be provided with the Application Dashboard URL.
Click on the highlighted link
Now, you need to add you a data source binding to your trial HANA instance.
On the left side bar, navigate in Configuration, then click on Data Source Binding
The data source binding will allow the Cloud for Predictive Analytics to locate the data to be consumed by the service and execute the SAP HANA Automated Predictive Library (
APL) on it, but also to persist a set on internal tables.
Click on New Binding
Enter your HANA User Account login and password.
Click on Save
Now, you need to configure security settings for your HCP Account.
On the left side bar, navigate in Security, then click on Roles
Assign to the
C4PA-Admin role your HCP Account User Name (which was displayed during the Deploy step, should start with a lower case “p”, ) using the Assign button as highlighted on the screenshot.
Now, you need to configure the authentication schemes for the application.
On the left side bar, navigate in Security, then click on Authentication Configuration
Enable the Custom mode
Check User name and password and Client certificate for the FORM authentication scheme
Click on Save
You receive next an alert that the changes will be applied on the next restart, which is what we will do next.
Go back to the Overview page (via the left menu bar).
Click on Start
Once started, you will be provided with the Application URLs which will give us access to the online documentation and the administration panels.
Click on the Application URLs link
Later, you will be using the Application URLs, so you should save the highlighted URL in a notepad as your C4PA Application URL.
Click on the Administration tile
Status is green! Congrats, you have configured the HCP predictive services on your HCP trial account.