Building Extensions for SAP SuccessFactors using APIs
Creation of cloud-first applications to extend core LoB solutions continues to be a hot topic.
One such LoB solution is SAP SuccessFactors.
OData APIs have been available for some time but how best to make use them? This is particularly true for side-by-side scenarios requiring enterprise grade authentication and authorization including single sign-on.
You might be wondering where to start and exactly which technology components get used where and exactly how to fit them all together?
We’ve just published a new tutorial series covering a very simple end-to-end sidecar extension scenario which you can access here:
The scenario involves highlighting the location of US-based candidates on an interactive map:
Tutorials cover everything from getting started to deploying the finished extension application.
Components used include SAP API Business Hub, SAP Cloud Platform including extension factory, Node.js and Cloud SDK.
So whether you’ve already got a scenario in mind and want to get going or you’re simply interested in seeing exactly how to get started hopefully these videos will be of use.
You can access the tutorials directly as follows:
- Getting Started
- Discover APIs
- Build Extension App
- Access Your SuccessFactors System
- Push App to SCP
- Extension Factory Pairing
- Configure Trust for SSO
- Extension Factory Instance
- Adapt App for SSO
- Deploy MTA to SCP
Code snippets used in the video tutorials are posted to GitHub
If you’re new to SAP Cloud Platform itself then you might also want to check out our onboarding video tutorial series which should hopefully get you up to speed pretty quickly.
Good luck in creating your own extension applications in SAP Cloud Platform and let us know your feedback in the comments section below!