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HANA 2.0 webide login - forbidden

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I'm getting an error message "Forbidden" whilst trying to login to the webide.

HANA Release is
Webide is up and running: webide STARTED 1/1 512 MB <unlimited> https://fqdn:port

The login was performed as XSA_ADMIN

Any ideas ?



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    Oct 25, 2017 at 08:47 AM

    Hi Marian,

    The XSA_ADMIN user is equivalent to the root user at the operating system level or the SYSTEM user at database level. As a super administrator, it should only be used to perform super administrator tasks using super administrator tools.

    For this reason (security), XSA_ADMIN does not have access to the WebIDE.

    This is the default configuration, by design and best kept as-is.

    You should use a lesser-privileged user to connect to the WebIDE, e.g. XSA_DEV or any other user that has the WebIDE_Developer role granted.


    Two screen captures to illustrate this (XS Admin tool, connected as XSA_ADMIN):

    Showing Role Collections: 2 roles for WebIDE: DEVX_DEVELOPER and DEVX_ADMINISTRATOR

    XSA_ADMIN does not have the DEVX_DEVELOPER role assigned. For this reason, you get 'Forbidden'.


    Denys / SAP HANA Academy

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    • The database explorer is working (checked it via SAP HANA Cockpit).

      So next attempt will be a resintall ...

      I did not open a support ticket yet but will consider it depending on the results of the reinstall action.

  • Oct 25, 2017 at 05:39 AM

    The roles you have assigned to your user (which you described in the comments of that question) are the XS classic roles for the HANA web-based development workbench. For the SAP Web IDE for SAP HANA the process is a little bit different. Details on how to do that can be found in the SAP HANA Developer Guide for XS Advanced: Enabling Access to the SAP Web IDE Administration and Development Tools


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