Configure SSL for ODBC client access to SAP HANA

If you're connecting to an SAP HANA database from Power Query Online, you may need to set up various property values to connect. These properties could be the SSL crypto provider, an SSL key store, and an SSL trust store. You may also require that the connection be encrypted. In this case, you can use the ODBC Data Source Administrator application supplied with Windows to set up these properties.

In Power BI Desktop and Excel, you can set up these properties when you first sign in using the Power Query SAP HANA database connector. The Validate server certificate selection in the authentication dialog box is enabled by default. You can then enter values in the SSL crypto provider, SSL key store, and SSL trust store properties in this dialog box. However, all of the validate server certificate selections in the authentication dialog box in Power BI Desktop and Excel are optional. They're optional in case you want to use ODBC Data Source Administrator to set them up at the driver level.

Validate server certificate selections

Note

You must have the proper SAP HANA ODBC driver (32-bit or 64-bit) installed before you can set these properties in ODBC Data Source Administrator.

If you're going to use ODBC Data Source Administrator to set up the SSL crypto provider, SSL key store, and SSL trust store in Power BI or Excel, clear the Validate server certificate check box when presented with the authentication dialog box.

To use ODBC Data Source Administrator to set up the validate server certificate selections:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, select Windows Administrative Tools > ODBC Data Sources. If you're using a 32-bit version of Power BI Desktop or Excel, open ODBC Data Sources (32-bit), otherwise open ODBC Data Sources (64-bit).

    Open the ODBC Data Source Administrator

  2. In the User DSN tab, select Add.

  3. In the Create New Data Source dialog box, select the HDBODBC driver, and then select Finish.

    Create a new data source

  4. In the ODBC Configuration for SAP HANA dialog box, enter a Data source name. Then enter your server and database information, and select Validate the TLS/SSL certificate.

    Set up the ODBC configuration

  5. Select the Advanced button.

  6. In the Advanced ODBC Connection Property Setup dialog box, select the Add button.

    Add property to odbc connection

  7. In the Add/Modify Connection Property dialog box, enter sslCryptoProvider in the Property text box.

  8. In the Value text box, enter the name of the crypto provider you'll be using: either sapcrypto, commoncrypto, openssl, or mscrypto.

    Enter the connection property and value

  9. Select OK.

  10. You can also add the optional sslKeyStore and sslTrustStore properties and values if necessary. If the connection must be encrypted, add ENCRYPT as the property and TRUE as the value.

  11. In the Advanced ODBC Connection Property Setup dialog box, select OK.

  12. To test the connection you’ve set up, select Test connection in the ODBC Configuration for SAP HANA dialog box.

  13. When the test connection has completed successfully, select OK.

For more information about the SAP HANA connection properties, see Server-Side TLS/SSL Configuration Properties for External Communication (JDBC/ODBC).

Note

If you select Validate server certificate in the SAP HANA authentication dialog box in Power BI Desktop or Excel, any values you enter in SSL crypto provider, SSL key store, and SSL trust store in the authentication dialog box will override any selections you've set up using ODBC Data Source Administrator.

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