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By default when a HANA user is created, the password lifetime is set to 182 days (6 months).  This can be modified via the configuration options as seen below.

In HANA Studio go to

  • Administration
  • Configuration tab
  • Expand indexserver.ini
  • Expand password policy
  • Confirm the value for maximum_password_lifetime

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In the event that a user’s password does expire, how does a user using one of the frontend BI4 tools know?  Find out below.

To show what happens when a user’s password has expired,  we force the user to change their password with the following SQL statement

 ALTER USER <MYUSER> FORCE PASSWORD CHANGE

Client Tools

HANA Studio

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Explorer

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Web Intelligence

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Crystal Reports for Enterprise

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Crystal Reports 2011

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Dashboards (Xcelsius)

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Analysis Edition for OLAP

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Analysis Edition for Microsoft

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The client tools show a different error message depending on which one is used.  Only the Analysis Edition for Microsoft, lets a user change thier password within the tool itself.

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  1. Ethan Jewett

    Thanks for the blog. Question for the security folks: Shouldn’t Analysis Edition for Microsoft be prompting for the old password before allowing someone to change the password? With the current setup, I could hijack someone’s account by sitting down at their computer at exactly the right time (if they have Analysis Edition for MS open already).

    Cheers,

    Ethan

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