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Author's profile photo Luke Marson

Tip: Creating a single URL for logging directly into SuccessFactors BizX demo instance

It is possible to create a single URL containing your company ID, username, and password that will log you straight into a SuccessFactors BizX suite demo instance. This is very useful for consultants and trainers, but this should never be done for a Live system. The URL format is:

https://salesdemo4.successfactors.com/login?company=<company ID>&username=<username>&password=<password>

Where:

<company ID> = Your Company ID (e.g. abc123)

<username> = Username (e.g. cgrant)

<password> = Password

Example:

Company ID = abc123

Username = cgrant

Password = mypwd1

URL = https://salesdemo4.successfactors.com/login?company=abc123&username=cgrant&password=mypwd1

Note:

This is designed for consultants using a demo instance and not for Live systems! Ensure to protect your data and never store your password, particularly not in a format like this.

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Luke,

      Thank you for the tip šŸ™‚

      Thanks & Regards

      Harisankar M

      Author's profile photo Luke Marson
      Luke Marson
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Hari!

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Luke,

      If you dont mind can you pls explain me regarding the compnay ID, password and the user name ?

      Can i create a dummy or do i want to be a successfactor partner?

      actully where can i get thie company  ID, usernameand  password?

      Just i wanted to have a look on successfactor product demo

      Thanks in advance,

      Regards,

      Dinesh

      Author's profile photo Luke Marson
      Luke Marson
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Dinesh,

      In order to have access to a SuccessFactors instance your company must be a SuccessFactors partner. Once you are a partner someone with Partner Portal access must request an instance for each individual that wants one using the demo assignment tool hyperlink  on the Partnering With Us page.

      Best regards,

      Luke

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thank you very much Luke šŸ™‚

      Regards,

      Dinesh

      Author's profile photo Stephen Burr
      Stephen Burr
      Author's profile photo Luke Marson
      Luke Marson
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Stephen. This is also similar to how the SuccessFactors nested links are used within the Enterprise Portal.

      Author's profile photo Christopher Solomon
      Christopher Solomon

      Simple and nice...but I do love that you explicitly spell out that this is NOT for a production environment. NEVER send password/user info in a URL parameter list. =)

      Author's profile photo Luke Marson
      Luke Marson
      Blog Post Author

      Although it seems obvious, you'd be surprised at what people will do with passwords to systems that contain super-sensitive employee information...

      The document is largely aimed at consultants who have demo system access for practice use and may only use it occasionally.

      Author's profile photo Christopher Solomon
      Christopher Solomon

      OH I wouldn't be surprised a BIT! haha I have seen some stuff "out in the wild". haha

      Author's profile photo Stephen Burr
      Stephen Burr

      Yes, always put those on a post it note on your screen ... right?

      (joke!)

      Author's profile photo Luke Marson
      Luke Marson
      Blog Post Author

      Of course! šŸ˜€

      You joke, but around 85% of data theft is caused by stolen passwords. I think different websites and systems having different and more complicated password policies means that individuals need a myriad of different passwords and the only way to remember them is to write them down. I have the same problem when my password is forced to change periodically - there are only so many passwords that I find memorable!

      Author's profile photo Stephen Burr
      Stephen Burr

      Bigger post it note?

      Personally I use Evernote as you can encrypt text.

      Author's profile photo Luke Marson
      Luke Marson
      Blog Post Author

      Ditto - I use Evernote for passwords I know I won't remember. OSS is definite write-down password!

      Author's profile photo Mahesh Chandra VVNS
      Mahesh Chandra VVNS

      Hi Luke,

      I am using the similar SF link as a URL iview in Portal, but its opening in full window not in portal content area? coulg you check this thread and help http://scn.sap.com/thread/3585939

      thanks,

      mahesh

      Author's profile photo Jimson Michael
      Jimson Michael

      Hi Luke,

      Whether a company needs to be SAP Partner or specifically Successfactor partner for Portal access for training??

      Thanks & Regards

      Jim

      Author's profile photo Luke Marson
      Luke Marson
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Jim,

      You have to be a SuccessFactors partner.

      Best regards,

      Luke

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      How do we keep the browser from storing the password to PRODUCTION site in the history?

      Author's profile photo Luke Marson
      Luke Marson
      Blog Post Author

      Refer to the help for your specific browser. This is browser-specific functionality and not related to SAP SuccessFactors.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Luke,

      As SF integrator, I've been asked the question by a client whether it wasĀ possible to actually disable the option to pass passwords as parameters in the URL. As stated in the article, this shouldĀ never been done in a live environment, but it is difficult to prevent end-users to do this, and thus it raise security concerns.

      Thanks a lot!
      Kind regards,
      Manu

      Author's profile photo Luke Marson
      Luke Marson
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Manu,

      I don't believe it is possible.

      Best regards,

      Luke

      Author's profile photo Kapil Jhanji
      Kapil Jhanji

      Hi Luke,

      I just checked this now. I think SF has restricted this now.

      Cheers,

      Kapil

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Please Help me!!! How can i log in the Demo SF Server?? and is there any demo Company code and Username & Password??

      Author's profile photo Luke Marson
      Luke Marson
      Blog Post Author

      Yes, but you need to request a demo system through the HCM Ops Portal.

      Author's profile photo Lorena PeƱa PƩrez
      Lorena PeƱa PƩrez
      Good morning, I need to know what the url address is placed in the provisioning for LEARNING MANAGEMENT in the sales demo of Successfactors.
      
      My demo instance is in the DC4 data center.
      
      Thank you very much I remain attentive.
      
      Author's profile photo Luke Marson
      Luke Marson
      Blog Post Author

      Since this is not related to the blog topic, I recommend you create a Question. That will get you a quicker reply and also leave a record for other users that might have the same query.