How To Install SAP Cloud Connector On Microsoft Windows

In this article we will see how to install SAP HANA Cloud Connector on Microsoft windows operating system.

What is the SAP Cloud Connector?

SAP Cloud Connector acts as an integration agent used to link on-premise SAP systems with SAP Cloud Platform applications.

As it is highly secure, we can use our on-premise assets without exposing entire internal landscape.

SAP Cloud Connector

Advantages of SAP Cloud Connector:

  • The connection runs as an on-premise agent in a secured network, meaning unlike traditional way of reverse proxy approach, complex hybrid solutions are deployed faster and efficiently as it acts as a reverse invoke proxy between the on-premise network and SAP Cloud Platform.
  • Efforts of configuring existing organizational (on-premise) firewall to allow external access from SAP Cloud applications are saved.
  • We can use Cloud connector for connecting on-premise databases/BI tools to SAP HANA databases in the Cloud.
  • Cloud connector supports HTTP as well as many other protocols.
  • Fine grained control mechanism i.e. we have control over the on-premise applications and resources which can be accessed by Cloud applications.
  • Easy Installation and configuration.
  • Standard support by SAP.

Beside the Standard setup: SAP Cloud Platform – Cloud Connector – on-premise system/network, We can also use SAP cloud connector to connect SAP Cloud Platform applications to other cloud-based environments, particularly for Infrastructure as a service (laaS)Solutions.

As mentioned on ,below Table describes in detail the limitations in this extended Scenario:

Cloud ConnectorEnvironmentExamples
Can be used for:
Customer on-premise backend systemsSAP ERP, SAP S/4HANA
SAP HostingSAP HANA Enterprise Cloud (HEC)
Third-party IaaS providers (hosting)Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
Cannot be used for:SAP SaaS solutionsSAP SuccessFactors, SAP Concur, SAP Ariba
SAP cloud-based enterprise solutionsSAP S/4HANA Cloud, SAP C/4HANA
Third-party PaaS providersAWS, Azure, GCP
Third-party SaaS providers


1)Windows 64-bit Operating system:

  • Windows 7,Windows 8.1,Windows 10,
  • Windows Server 2008 R2,
  • Windows Server 2012,Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2019

2) Microsoft Visual Studio

Operating system should have Microsoft Visual Studio C++ 2013 runtime libraries (vcredist_x64.exe) installed.

3) Java/SAPJVM

Java 7 or Java 8 must be installed, if we need to install SAP JVM, Download and extract SAP JVM 8.1 from .

SAP JVM Download for Cloud connector

4) Media Files:

Based on the installer Scenario,download relevant Cloud Connector installer from

SAP Cloud Connector Download
SAP Cloud Connector Download file

Steps to Install SAP Cloud connector:

We will discuss both the installer scenarios:

  1. Portable Scenario
  2. Installer Scenario
  • For Portable Scenario, Set the environment variable JAVA_HOME to the installation directory of the JDK that you want to use to run the Cloud Connector.
  • For portable scenario Extract the package (for e.g double click the go.bat file in the installation directory to start Cloud Connector in desktop.
  • For Installer Scenario:
    Open the setup wizard by opening MSI installer.
SAP Cloud Connector setup Wizard

Click on next–> select installation directory

Click Next –> keep the default port 8443 as it is and continue:

Cloud Connector default Port

After successful installation we will get below pop-up.

Confirm Installation:


Open the browser and enter https://<hostname>:<port> in our case: https://localhost:8443.

Hostname= host on which you have installed cloud connector.
Port=8443 which is by default.

You should be able to open the URL in browser

Voila !!!! We have successfully installed SAP Cloud connector on windows operating system 🙂