Continuous Integration/Deployment for SAP Cloud SDK Applications

In my last blog, we’ve create a Hello Application easily without any coding and deployed it to the cloud.

In this blog, let’s explore the continuous integration and continuous delivery for the application which SAP has prepared for us a template which is ready for our use.


  1. Install Git client if you haven’t done so. (Windows:choco install git)
  2. Setup Git
git config --global ""
git config --global "Your Name"

3. Add .gitignore file to your project folder. The file should contain one line:


4. Init and commit local repository

git init
git add .
git commit -m "Your commit message"

4. Create a new remote repository on GitHub or GitLab.

5. Push to your remote repository

git remote add origin <repository_url>
git push -u origin master

If you don’t want to go through above steps, you can reuse my repository at

One way is to get one on Azure if you have active subscription. Follow my blog:

Note: I recommend to select VM size with at least 2 vCores with 7GB of RAM.

Setting up Cx Server

Transfer required files from cx-server folder to your Linux server using command scp (Mac). For Windows, you may use Putty (choco install putty).

scp -r cx-server

This will transfer the cx-server folder to home directory.

Login to your Linux with SSH and set ‘Execute’ permission of cx-server file.

chmod +x cx-server

Optional: You may also update the server.cfg by setting your preferred http_port.

Once ready, execute the script with sudo.

sudo ./cx-server start

The script will run and create a docker container for S/4HANA Cloud SDK Cx Server. This will take a while.

pacroy@docker:~/cx-server$ sudo ./cx-server startChecking for newer version of this script on github ( no newer version detected.Starting docker container for S/4HANA Cloud SDK Cx Server.Parameters:
- http_port=8080
- docker_registry=
- docker_image=s4sdk/jenkins-master:latest
- jenkins_home=jenkins_home_volume
>> docker pull s4sdk/jenkins-master:latest
latest: Pulling from s4sdk/jenkins-master
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Digest: sha256:xxxxStatus: Downloaded newer image for s4sdk/jenkins-master:latest>> docker run -u 1000:117 --name s4sdk-jenkins-master -d -p 8080:8080 -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock -v jenkins_home_volume:/var/jenkins_home s4sdk/jenkins-master:latestxxxxWaiting for the S/4HANA Cloud SDK Cx server to start......... success.

You may need to setup firewall to allow incoming connection to your configured port. Here is what I did to my server on Azure:

Now, you can access your Jenkins instance.

Adding Project

Add a new ‘Pipeline’ job.

Configure job to process pipeline from Git per below.

Before building the project, make sure your Jenkins has at least 2 executors.

Build the project. If everything is good, the project should be successfully completed. Open Blue Ocean view to see the pipeline.