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Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 9 April 2015
FunctionType of ChangeDescription
Persistence ServiceNew

You can now update your productive SAP HANA instances so that you always use the latest available version. You can update all installed software components to a higher version, or apply a single support package. For more information, see Updating SAP HANA Instances.

UI Theme DesignerNew

The UI theme designer is a browser-based tool for cross-theming scenarios. Use it to:

  • Apply your corporate branding and look to applications built with SAP UI technologies.
  • Easily build your corporate identity themes by modifying one of the theme templates provided by SAP. For example, you can change the color scheme, or add your company's logo.

The tool is targeted at different user groups, including developers, visual designers, and administrators. For more information, see UI Theme Designer Guide.

Eclipse ToolsEnhancement

In the Eclipse IDE, you can now faster apply changes that you have made in your deployed application without uploading the entire set of files tо the cloud. For more information, see Deploying on the Cloud from Eclipse IDE → section "Next Steps".

User Management, CockpitEnhancement

In Cockpit → AuthorizationsUsers, you can now filter the groups displayed when you assign a user to groups, using parts of the group name or a regular expression. For more information about user assignments, see Managing Roles.

Cloud ConnectorBugfix

SAP HANA Cloud connector 2.5.2 is released. Fixes:

  • If you invoked an HTTP service that had previously contained URL-encoded parts, those parts used to be replaced with their decoded characters. For Java scenarios, this used to happen for on-demand to on-premise connectivity (on the cloud side) when using HTTP proxy instead of Java destination runtime. For SAP HANA XS scenarios, this used to happen on every HTTP call of that type. This wrong behavior no longer occurs.
  • If the connection to a cloud account failed, the execution of all successive attempts to establish this connection used to fail, and thus the connection could not be created even if the cause for the failure had been eliminated. This wrong behavior no longer occurs.
  • The high-availability setup with LDAP user authentication is now improved, and thus you no longer need to use workarounds with additional dummy users.

 

 

Other Release Notes:

UI Theme Designer (Docu)

SAP Web IDE (Docu)

 

 

 

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 26 March 2015
FunctionType of ChangeDescription
CockpitNew

When new features become available, they are announced in a pop-up window when you open SAP HANA Cloud Platform cockpit. If you want to open this pop-up again later, choose What's New in the cockpit header.

Document Service, CockpitNew

Document service repositories can now be managed from within the cockpit. For more information, see Managing a Repository in the Cockpit.

SAPUI5Enhancement

SAPUI5 distribution 1.26.10 for Java and HTML5 applications (including runtime 1.26.9 & documentation) has been released.

SAPUI5, AkamaiEnhancement

The sapui5 repository located on sapui5.hana.ondemand.com is now available through the Akamai CDN. All applications which consume it directly in their UI layer will benefit from the improved latency.

 

This enhancement does not affect applications consuming SAPUI5 via server-side proxy fetching.

Java Applications, DeployEnhancement

You can use delta deployment for faster development turnaround. Use the --delta parameter in the console client commands deploy and hot-update to deploy only the changes between your source and what is already deployed.

Java Applications, REST APIEnhancementLifecycle REST API now supports еnabling and disabling applications and application processes. This allows you to update applications without disrupting existing client sessions to the application.
HTML5 ApplicationsEnhancement
  • The integration of the HTML5 Applications cockpit page with SAP Web IDE has been simplified. Now, after creating an HTML5 application, you can click the Edit Online button to launch SAP Web IDE and clone the repository. For more information, see Cloning a Repository.
  • To create, delete, start, stop, or activate an HTML5 application in the cockpit, the Developer role is now sufficient. Users no longer need the Administrator role to execute these operations.
Connectivity ServiceBugfixThe JCoRecord.toJSON() method now escapes all characters correctly, and no longer produces incorrect JSON representation for such kind of data.

 

 

 

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 12 March 2015
FunctionType of ChangeDescription
CockpitNew

SAP HANA Cloud Platform offers a new role: Application User Admin. Members with this role can maintain the permissions of users for accessing Java and HTML5 applications. Application user admins can assign users to the roles of the application or to the groups which are assigned to the roles of the application. For more information, see Account Member Roles.

HTML5 ApplicationsEnhancement

The Git service now supports the account member roles Administrator, Developer, and Support User. For more information, see Working with Git.

Java ApplicationsEnhancement

You can specify environment variables for configuring the environment in which a Java application runs. Use the console client commands deploy and set-application-property, or use the lifecycle REST API.

Cloud ConnectorEnhancement

The Product Availability Matrix (PAM) is now extended with additional OS versions for the new Cloud connector versions (2.5.1 and higher). For more information, see Prerequisites.

 

 



Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 26 February 2015
FunctionType of ChangeDescription
CockpitEnhancement
  • In the Members section, the new History button opens a list of changes made to account members (for example, added/removed account members, or changed role assignments).
  • The cockpit icons are redesigned in high-contrast mode.
HTML5 Application InfrastructureEnhancement
  • HTML5 application versions can now be created and activated on a single screen in the cockpit.
  • A required destination from the neo-app.json file can now be mapped to an existing account destination. For more information, see Accessing REST Services.
SAP HANAEnhancement

SAP HANA revision 92 (SPS 09) is now available.

  • In a production environment or planned Go-live in less than 6 weeks, we recommend that you stay on the current SAP HANA SPS 08 until the next SAP HANA Datacenter Service Point is reached.
  • In a non-production environment or planned initial system setup, you can update to the new SPS 09 via request to SAP HANA Cloud Platform operators.

For more information, see: SAP Note 2021789 - SAP HANA Revision and Maintenance Strategy

DocumentationEnhancement
  • The home page is improved.
  • Breadcrumbs are included for better navigation.
  • The documentation structure is simplified and optimized by categories which reflect the programming models offered by the platform - Java, SAP HANA, HTML5, and SAPUI5.
SAP Development Tools for Eclipse (Download Site)Enhancement
  • The download site is now served via Akamai CDN to optimize latency and throughput in all geographical regions.
  • There is better throughput when downloading cloud tools, HCI, or AppBuilder with the speed of your local ISP.
  • The installation time of the Eclipse tools is significantly reduced.
Connectivity ServiceEnhancement

Applications called via HTTP destinations of authentication type ApplicationToApplicationSSO now support principal propagation.

Cloud ConnectorBugfix

SAP HANA Cloud connector 2.5.1 is released. Fixes:

  • The Connect/Disconnect operations in Account Dashboard now behave correctly.
  • After restarting the Cloud connector, both the principal propagation and the trust configuration work properly for existing sessions.
  • After restarting the Cloud connector or in case of failover, the Service Channels function is started automatically. 
  • If there is a SAP JVM installed via RPM on Linux OS, the Cloud connector will prefer this SAP JVM to other available JVMs .
  • Previously, if an account was deleted in the Master instance, the deletion was propagated to the Shadow one, but the account configuration remained in the Shadow. This wrong behavior is now fixed.

 

 



Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 12 February 2015
FunctionType of ChangeDescription
Identity ServiceNew

You can now set SuccessFactors as the role provider for extension applications. This allows you to manage the roles of such applications only in the SuccessFactors system. For more information, see Changing the Default Role Provider.

CockpitEnhancement

Only the main links (Settings, Help, and Feedback) remain in the cockpit header. All the other links were moved to the new footer.

SAPUI5Enhancement

SAPUI5 distribution 1.26.5 for Java and HTML5 applications (including runtime 1.26.4 & documentation) has been released.

Connectivity ServiceEnhancement
  • Тhe OAuth tokens of HTTP destinations with authentication type OAuth2SAMLBearerAssertion are now auto-renovated. When a token is about to expire, a new token is created shortly before the expiration of the old one.
  • To allow parallel usage of HTTP client instances, HTTP clients created by HTTP destinations will now use ThreadSafeClientConnManager.
SecurityBugfix

By default, the FORM and SAML2 login methods used to fall back to user name and password authentication (HTTP basic authentication) in case of failure of the trusted SAML identity provider. This default fallback is now removed. To preserve the behavior, in Authentication Configuration create for your application a custom login method, in which you select the User name and password option. The change requires application restart. For more information, see Configuring Authentication for Your Application.

 

 


Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 29 January 2015
FunctionType of ChangeDescription
CockpitNew

Breadcrumbs show the full object hierarchy in the pattern:

Data Center Account <application> <process>

Connectivity ServiceEnhancement

The interface com.sap.core.connectivity.api.configuration.ConnectivityConfiguration is extended with a new clearCache() method. It allows each application to clear its local cache to ensure that the next configuration will be taken from a central storage. The method also clears the configuration cache used by HTTP destinations. For more information, see Connectivity Javadoc.

SAPUI5Enhancement

SAPUI5 distribution 1.26.3 for Java and HTML5 applications (including runtime 1.26.3 & documentation) has been released.

SAP HANAEnhancement

SAP HANA revision 91 (SPS 09) is now available.

  • In a production environment or planned Go-live in less than 6 weeks, we recommend that you stay on the current SAP HANA SPS 08 until the next SAP HANA Datacenter Service Point is reached.
  • In a non-production environment or planned initial system setup, you can update to the new SPS 09 via request to SAP HANA Cloud Platform operators.

For more information, see: SAP Note 2021789 - SAP HANA Revision and Maintenance Strategy

HTML5 ApplicationsEnhancement

Virtual roles are now available for HTML5 applications.

  • AccountAdministrator – account members with Administrator role.
  • AccountDeveloper – account members with Developer or Administrator role.
  • Everyone – all authenticated users of the configured identity provider.

 

You can map virtual roles to HTML5 application permissions. AccountAdministrator and AccountDeveloper require SAP IDP to be configured as identity provider. In case a custom IDP is configured, you can manually create these roles in the corresponding account.

 

By default, every permission required to access a protected resource of an application is granted to members of the AccountDeveloper role. As long as no other role is assigned to the permission, only account members with the Developer or Administrator role have access to the protected resource. This is also true for the default permission NonActiveApplicationPermission, which is required to access a non-active version of an HTML5 application.

 

 


Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 15 January 2015
FunctionType of ChangeDescription
CockpitEnhancement
  • The Subscribed Java Applications table now has columns State and Start Time, so you can see the run state and start time of your subscribed Java applications.
  • Every row in the log viewer has a View button that opens the respective log line in text-only format.
Console ClientEnhancement

The rolling-update command is now available for productive use. For more information, see rolling-update.

SAPUI5Enhancement

SAPUI5 distribution 1.24.6 for Java and HTML5 applications (including runtime 1.24.5 & documentation) has been released.

Debugging/ProfilingEnhancement

New version of SAP JVM Tools is released. For more information about the new major features, see What is New in SAP JVM Tools 2.2.

Connectivity ServiceEnhancement
  • JCoDestination.ping() times out after <rfc.client_connect_timeout>  seconds. It also throws a JCoException with error group JCO_ERROR_TIMEOUT if the system does not respond in that time.
  • When using a destination with pooling, you can configure the destination to check the validity of a connection before using the connection for a function call. This way you can avoid zombie connections that may lead to error-prone situations.
  • Traffic traces are added, which allows analyzing transferred data amounts.

Connectivity Service

Bugfix
  • JCoRecord.isInitialized(name|index) no longer returns wrong "false" for nested tables or structures.
  • Performance improvement is done for client calls that do not use AbapClassException.

Platform Infrastructure

Bugfix

The Safari browser no longer blocks iFrame-embedded applications.

 

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