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2661962 - Reverse Proxy configuration in SAP Analytics Cloud Only Recommended for specific use cases.


You want to configure a Live Data connection in SAP Analytics Cloud and you want to use a reverse proxy in your overall technical architecture.


  • SAP Analytics Cloud
  • Apache
  • Web Dispatcher


The recommended method of configuring Live Connections in SAP Analytics Cloud is using Direct Connection with CORS (Cross Origin Resource Sharing).


  • You are NOT required to install, configure and maintain a 3rd party product such as Apache HTTP server.
    • In the case of the Apache HTTP server, SAP Support cannot help troubleshoot software (Apache HTTP server) since it is not an SAP product as stated in the SAP maintenance agreement.
  • Your company may have policies against installing software for productive systems without a valid support contract.

What should I configure instead?

In the product documentation you will find documentation to enable Direct connections with CORS to the following Live data sources:

What do I need if I want to connect from outside my network?

  • Direct connections require that your browser has direct connectivity to your data sources.
  • That is not a network problem but you may want to enable a Direct Live Data Connection for users outside your corporate network.


  • Your users must connect first to your corporate network via VPN to be able to connect directly to your data sources.

SAP Web Dispatcher only for your data source

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