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How to resolve 403-Forbidden error while accessing SAP HANA web based development workbench?
After creating HANA MDC instance on SAP HANA Cloud platform, while you are trying to access the "SAP HANA Web-based Development Workbench" link you might be getting "403 - Forbidden" error message. Let's resolve the issue by going through the steps from the beginning.
1) Create Database MDC trial instance :
Click on "New" button (blue colored) on the "Databases and Schemas" screens as shown in the following image.
A dialog box would appear captioned "New Databases/Schema", you would need to select "HANA MDC (trial)" option from the drop down labeled "Database System" to create MDC instance.
Set system password and turn on "DP Server" option, then press "Save" button.
A message would be displayed instantly on events screen as shown below. You would need to wait for a while till the database instance is set up completely.
2) Access Cockpit and Workbench link
After the setup, database instance would be automatically started. Both the links for cockpit and workbench would visible as shown below.
While you try to access "SAP HANA Web-based Development Workbench" , a logon screen would appear where you need to use "system" as user and the password you have provided at the time MDC instance set up.
But, you will face the following "403 - Forbidden" error message.
So, to resolve it, you first need to click the cockpit link as shown below.
A dialog box would appear where you need to press "OK".
Then another dialog box would be displayed about assigning roles, you just need to press "Continue".
Now, you will be auto directed to the DB administration dashboard.
Now, if you try to access the workbench link, "SAP HANA Web-based Development Workbench" screen would appear.
3) But, still you wouldn't have the access to Editor and Catalog. Some more roles need to be assign to access them.
As, you could see, we tried to access "Editor" without setting further roles, so we have received 403 Forbidden error message as shown below.
To set those roles, click on "Security" tab as shown below.
Following screen will appear and you would need to select "Users" from the left side panel .
Then "Users" tab will be expanded , further you need to click on "SYSTEM" as shown below, as a result role setting screen would appear.
Further, you would need to click on "+" sign (green colored) as shown below.
"Find Role" dialog box would appear, there you need to insert the phrase "sap.hana.ide.roles" to search and currently 6 results listed, first three as shown in the following screenshot need to be selected. Then, press "OK" button to proceed further.
As you could see, three new roles assigned, but yet to be saved, that's why "SYSTEM" tab is highlighted in yellow color indicating unsaved changes made. So, press the "Save" button as shown below.
You might cross check whether it's save correctly or not by searching the roles in "Granted Roles" as shown in the following image.
That's all we would need to do , now you would be able to access "Editor" and "Catalog" tabs.
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37 thoughts on “How to resolve 403-Forbidden error while accessing SAP HANA web based development workbench?

  1. Sudha says:

    Wow!very handy…

  2. Ramesh says:

    Wow. Great help

  3. Márcio says:

    I’m receiving 404 error while trying to access the Developer Workbench or the HANA Cockpit.
    Url seems like

    Could you please advise?


  4. Vinutha says:

    Hi Admin,

    I’m getting 404-Not found error when I click on the SAP HANA cockpit,how do I resolve it?


  5. Pritesh Raul says:

    Thank you.

  6. sudhir says:

    Dear admin,

    iam unable to login into web ide with userid and provided password while registered for access.

    pls help me .


  7. Chandra says:

    Crystal clear…Thanks


  8. Abhishek Bhardwaj says:


  9. abdul says:

    while trying to access cockpit link.. a new tab appeared with user & password. i have given right credentials though it’s throwing same error like wrong credentials.
    Please help me on this……?

    • Admin says:

      Hi Addul,
      At the time of creating HANA system in Cloud Cockpit using MDC approach, you need to specify SYSTEM user n password. Did you try that?

  10. saikanna says:

    catlog is not worked it again gives 403 forbidden 🙁

  11. Venkat says:

    Its worked for me. Thanks

  12. Jose Carlos Diaz says:

    Excellen! its workss

    How much time is the trial period?

    • Admin says:

      Thanks Jose.
      HANA MDC is valid only for 7 days now. It may be changed by SAP later on. For SAP Cloud trial account, there is no time limit.

  13. Saujanya says:

    it was a great help. Thanks !

  14. Vimal Anand says:

    Very good notes, it helped me a lot

  15. chengkun says:

    Great, it works. Thanks.

  16. Sweety says:

    Thanks a lot 🙂

  17. Joey says:

    Very useful, thanks!

  18. pratek says:

    it is awesome and crystal clear and crisp

  19. pallavi says:

    Thank u so much

  20. Siva Kankanala says:

    Useful Thread

  21. Sai says:

    Thanks!! This helps

  22. hari says:

    hi all

    i am also facing same issue.

    I’m getting 404-Not found error when I click on the SAP HANA cockpit,how do I resolve it?

  23. Narayana says:

    What should be the username and password for Administration Tools: SAP HANA Cockpit

    I am unable to login Can someone please help me out with this.

    Thanks in advance

  24. jitendra says:

    Thanks a lot

  25. Angesh says:

    Thanks a lot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. Rahul says:

    Hi There,
    Thanks for the timely post, at least for me. I have encore time wondered about the transition, but somehow did not dare, because the information I came across very controversial.
    But today, after reading your article I’m very confident to take up any challenges.

    I am trying to install vm image of SAP HANA Express server which was around 4.5GB downloaded from SAP Official link. I have copied extracted it in VMware. When trying to start with 3 GB RAM & 2 or 4 Processor i am getting error while changing Master password and proceeding with configuration. It says following error
    FAIL: process hbdwebdispatcher HDB Web Dispatcher not running
    Change SYSTEM user password on SystemDB database…
    591: Internal error: Allocation failed ; $size$=65536 $allocated_size$=106438656 SQLSTATE: HY000
    Password already changed. However the new password you specified is invalid

    Appreciate your effort for making such useful blogs and helping the community.
    Muchas Gracias,


  27. Rohit Vishwakarma says:

    Great Tutorial !!! I must say it is very detailed document and captured all the aspects of the issue.

  28. Ajay says:

    Man.. u are a WIZARD :).. Already HANA is complex and u are BOSS of HANA

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